Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk

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Bishop '''Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Vienna and Austria''', is a hierarch of the [[Moscow Patriarchate]], [[theologian]], church historian, and composer. He is also the author of several volumes on dogmatic [[theology]], [[patristics]] and church history, numerous articles in various languages, and musical compositions.
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==Biography==
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Hilarion Alfeyev was born on [[July 24]], 1966, in Moscow.
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From 1972 to 1982 he studied violin, piano, and composition at the Moscow Gnessins School and from 1983 to 1986 at the Moscow State Conservatory.
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In January 1987 he entered the [[Monastery]] of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he was [[tonsure]]d as a [[monk]] on [[June 19]], [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] on [[June 21]] and ordained a [[presbyter|priest]] on [[August 19]] of the same year. Until 1991 he served as a [[parish]] [[priest]] in Lithuania, including two years as dean of Annunciation [[Cathedral]] in Kaunas.
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In 1989 he graduated by correspondence from the [[Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary|Moscow Theological Seminary]] and in 1991 from the [[Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary||Moscow Theological Academy]], with the degree of Master of Theology.
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From 1991 to 1993 he taught Homiletics, Dogmatic Theology, [[New Testament]] Studies and Byzantine Greek at the Moscow Theological Academy, [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)]], and St John the Theologian's Orthodox University.
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From 1993 to 1995 he studied at Oxford University (UK) under the supervision of [[Bishop]] [[Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia|Kallistos Ware]]. In 1995 he completed his doctoral thesis on ''St [[Symeon the New Theologian]] and Orthodox Tradition'' and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
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From 1995 to 2001 Hilarion Alfeyev served as Secretary for Inter-Christian Affairs of the Department for External Church Relations of the [[Moscow Patriarchate]]. He also taught part-time at Smolensk and Kaluga Theological Seminaries (Russia), at [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St Vladimir's]] and [[St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska)|St Herman's]] Theological Seminaries (USA) and at Cambridge University (UK).
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On [[December 27]], 2001, he was elected [[bishop]] and on [[January 14]], 2002, consecrated by His Holiness [[Alexei II (Ridiger) of Moscow|Alexy II]], Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, and 10 other hierarchs. He served as an Assistant Bishop of the [[Diocese of Sourozh]] in Great Britain until his nomination, on [[July 17]], 2002, as Head Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.
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On [[May 7]], 2003, he was appointed Bishop of Vienna and Austria, administrator of the Diocese of Budapest and Hungary, in addition to his position in Brussels, which he continues to hold.
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Bishop Hilarion is author of more than 500 publications, including four volumes in English: ''St Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition'' (Oxford University Press, 2000), ''The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian'' (Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, MI, 2000), ''The Mystery of Faith: Introduction into the Teaching and Spirituality of the Orthodox Church'' (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2002), and ''Orthodox Witness Today'' (WCC Publications, 2006).
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Apart from his doctoral degree in philosophy from Oxford, Bishop Hilarion also holds a doctorate in theology from [[St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris]], which was awarded to him in 1999. In February 2005 he was elected a Privat-Dozent of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
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Bishop Hilarion is a member of the Executive and Central Committees of the [[World Council of Churches]], of the Presidium of 'Faith and Order' Commission, as well as of numerous bilateral theological dialogues. In 1998 he headed the five-member Moscow Patriarchate's delegation to the eighth WCC Assembly in Harare, and in February 2006 he headed the Moscow Patriarchate's 21-member delegation to the ninth assembly in Porto-Alegre.
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Bishop Hilarion is a permanent member of the Joint International Commissions for the Theological Dialogue between the [[Orthodox Church]] and the [[Roman Catholic Church]], between the Orthodox Church and the [[Anglican Church]], between the Orthodox Church and the [[World Alliance of Reformed Churches]].
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==Bibliography==
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===Books===
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'''In English:'''<br>
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1.''St Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition''. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.<br>
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2.''The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian''. Cistercian Studies No 175. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 2000.<br>
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3.''The Mystery of Faith: Introduction to the Teaching and Spirituality of the Orthodox Church''. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2002.<br>
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4.''Orthodox Witness in a Modern Age''. Geneva: WCC Publications, 2006.<br>
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5.''Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent into Hell in Orthodox Tradition''. New York: SVS Press (in preparation).
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'''In French:'''<br>
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6.''Le mystère de la foi: Introduction à la théologie dogmatique orthodoxe''. Paris: Cerf, 2001.<br>
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7.''L'univers spirituel d'Isaac le Syrien''. Bellefontaine, 2001.<br>
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8.''Syméon le Studite. Discours ascétique''. Introduction, texte critique et notes par H. Alfeyev. Sources Chrétiennes 460. Paris: Cerf, 2001.<br>
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9.''Le mystère sacré de l'Eglise: Introduction à l'histoire et à la problématique des débats onomatodoxes.'' Fribourg: Academic Press, 2006.<br>
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10.''Le chantre de la lumière: Initiation à la spiritualité de saint Grégoire de Nazianze''. Paris: Cerf, 2006.<br>
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11.''Le Nom grand et glorieux. Etude sur la vénération du Nom de Dieu et la prière de Jésus dans la tradition orthodoxe''. Paris: Cerf (à paraître).
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'''In Italian:'''<br>
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12.''La gloria del Nome. L'opera dello schimonaco Ilarion e la controversia athonita sul Nome di Dio all'inizio dell XX secolo''. Edizioni Qiqajon. Bose, Magnano, 2002.<br>
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13.''La forza dell'amore. L'universo spirituale di sant'Isacco il Syro''. Bose: Qiqajon, 2003.<br>
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14.''Cristo Vincitore degli inferi''. Bose: Qiqajon, 2003.<br>
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'''In German:'''<br>
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15.''Geheimnis des Glaubens. Einführung in die orthodoxe dogmatische Theologie''. Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von Hermann-Josef Röhrig. Herausgegeben von Barbara Hallensleben und Guido Vergauwen. Universitätsverlag Freiburg Schweiz, 2003. 2. Ausgabe — Fribourg: Academic Press, 2005.<br>
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'''In Greek:'''<br>
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16.''O agios Isaak o Syros. O pneumatikos tou kosmos''. Athina: Akritas, 2005.
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'''In Serbian:'''<br>
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17.Тајна вере: увод у православно догматско богословље. Превод са руског Ђорђе Лазаревић; редактор превода Ксенија Кончаревић. Краљево: Епархијски управни одбор Епархије жичке, 2005.
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'''In Finnish:'''<br>
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18.''Uskon mysteeri. Johdatus ortodoksineen dogmatiseen teologiaan''. Ortodoksisen kirjallisuuden Julkaisuneuvosto. Jyväskylä, 2002.
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'''In Hungarian:'''<br>
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19.''A hit titka. Bevezetés az Ortodox Egyház teológiájába és lelkiségébe''. Magyar Ortodox Egyházmegye, 2005.
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'''In Polish:'''<br>
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20.''Tajemnica wiary. Wprowadzenie do prawosławnej teologii dogmatycznej''. Warszawska Metropolia Prawosławna (w przygotowaniu).
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'''In Russian:'''<br>
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21.Таинство веры. Введение в православное догматическое богословие. М.-Клин: Изд-во Братства Святителя Тихона, 1996. Издание второе — Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2000. Издание третье — Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2004. Издание четвертое — Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2005.<br>
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22.Отцы и учители Церкви III века. Антология. Т. 1-2. М.: Круглый стол по религиозному образованию и диаконии, 1996.<br>
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23.Жизнь и учение св. Григория Богослова. М.: Изд-во Крутицкого патриаршего подворья, 1998. Издание второе — СПб.: Алетейя, 2001.<br>
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24.Духовный мир преподобного Исаака Сирина. М.: Изд-во Крутицкого патриаршего подворья, 1998. Издание второе — СПб.: Алетейя, 2001.<br>
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25.Преподобный Симеон Новый Богослов и православное Предание. М.: Изд-во Крутицкого патриаршего подворья, 1998. Издание второе — СПб.: Алетейя, 2001.<br>
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26.Преподобный Исаак Сирин. О божественных тайнах и о духовной жизни. Новооткрытые тексты. Перевод с сирийского. М.: Изд-во «Зачатьевский монастырь», 1998. Издание второе — СПб.: Алетейя, 2003.<br>
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27.Преподобный Симеон Новый Богослов. Главы богословские, умозрительные и практические. Перевод с греческого. М.: Изд-во «Зачатьевский монастырь», 1998.<br>
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28.Восточные Отцы и учители Церкви IV века. Антология. Т. 1-3. М.: Круглый стол по религиозному образованию и диаконии, 1998—1999.<br>
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29.Ночь прошла, а день приблизился. Проповеди и беседы. М.: Изд-во Крутицкого патриаршего подворья, 1999.<br>
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30.Православное богословие на рубеже эпох. Статьи, доклады. М.: Изд-во Крутицкого патриаршего подворья, 1999. Издание второе, дополненное — Киев: Дух i лiтера, 2002.<br>
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31.Преподобный Симеон Новый Богослов. «Прииди, Свет истинный». Избранные гимны в стихотворном переводе с греческого. СПб.: Алетейя, 2000.<br>
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32.Восточные Отцы и учители Церкви V века. Антология. М.: Круглый стол по религиозному образованию и диаконии, 2000.<br>
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33.Христос — Победитель ада. Тема сошествия во ад в восточно-христианской традиции. СПб.: Алетейя, 2001. Издание второе — СПб.: Алетейя, 2005.<br>
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34.О молитве. Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2001. Издание второе — Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2004.<br>
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35.Вы — свет мира. Беседы о христианской жизни. Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2001. Издание второе — Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2004.<br>
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36.Человеческий лик Бога. Проповеди. Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2001.<br>
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37.Преподобный Симеон Новый Богослов. Преподобный Никита Стифат. Аскетические произведения в новых переводах. Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2001.<br>
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38.Священная тайна Церкви. Введение в историю и проблематику имяславских споров. В двух томах. СПб.: Алетейя, 2002.<br>
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39.Во что верят православные христиане. Катехизические беседы. Клин: Фонд «Христианская жизнь», 2004.<br>
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40.Православное свидетельство в современном мире. СПб: Издательство Олега Абышко, 2006.
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'''In Romanian:'''<br>
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41.''Sfântul Simeon Noul Teolog si Traditia Ortodoxa''. Bucureşti: Editura Anastasia (in preparaţie).
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'''In Japanese:'''<br>
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42. 信仰の機密 Shinkō no kimitsu. Nikolai Takamatsu yaku. Tōkyō Fukkatsu dai Seidō, 2004.
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===Musical compositions===
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1. "Four Poems by F. Garcia Lorca" for voice and piano (1984).<br>
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2. "The Divine Liturgy" for mixed choir (2006).<br>
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3. "Vigil" for soloists and mixed choir (2006).<br>
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4. "Matthaeus-Passion" ("The Passion according to St Matthew") for soloists, choir and orchestra (2006).
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==Source==
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*[[w:Hilarion Alfeyev|''Hilarion Alfeyev'' on Wikipedia]]
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==External links==
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*[http://en.hilarion.orthodoxia.org Personal webpage of Bishop Hilarion]
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*[http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/russia/current4.htm#hilarion_alfeyev_bishop_vienna Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
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[[Category:Bishops]]
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[[Category:Modern Writers]]
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