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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Justinian (Ovchinnikov)''', (Russian:Юстиниан Овчинников), Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk, is the Administrator of the [[Russian Orthodox Church in the USA]] that consists of the [[parish]]es in the United States that are directly under the canonical authority of the [[Church of Russia]].  
 
His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Justinian (Ovchinnikov)''', (Russian:Юстиниан Овчинников), Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk, is the Administrator of the [[Russian Orthodox Church in the USA]] that consists of the [[parish]]es in the United States that are directly under the canonical authority of the [[Church of Russia]].  
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Abp. Justinian is also the Second Vice Chairman of the [[Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America]].
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
Abp. Justinian was born on [[January 28]], 1961 in Kosteryovo, Vladimir Oblast. He received his monastic [[tonsure]] and name, Justinian, on [[March 24]], 1988. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] a [[bishop]] on [[September 1]], 1995. Prior to his assignment to the United States in March 2010 he was the ruling hierarch of the [[Diocese of Tiraspol (Transnistria)|Diocese of Tiraspol and Dubossary]].
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Abp. Justinian was born on [[January 28]], 1961 in Kosterevo, Vladimir Oblast. After completing his secondary education, in 1978, he entered Ivanovo State University, graduating in 1983. From July 1983 to July 1984, he served as senior [[subdeacon]] of [[Archbishop]] Amvrosy (Shchurov) of Ivanovo and Kineshma. In 1984, he entered the [[Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary|Moscow Theological Seminary]], taking time out to serve in the Soviet army in 1985 and 1986. After returning from the army, he continued his studies at the Moscow Seminary from 1986 to 1988 while serving as subdeacon to the rector of the [[seminary]], Bishop Alexander (Timofeyev) of Dmitrov.
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On [[March 24]], 1988, he received his monastic [[tonsure]] and name, Justinian, after Justinian the Great. He was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] on [[June 26]], 1988, and then [[hieromonk]]. Also, in 1988 Hmk. Justinian entered the Theological Institute in Bucharest, Romania from which he graduated in 1992 with the degree of Master of Theology. After his graduation he returned to serve in the Department of External Church Relations, during which time he also served as senior [[priest]] in Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kalinin (Tver). In 1992, he was elevated to the dignity of hegumen and served from [[November 18]], 1992 to September 1995 as Father Superior of the Ascension Cathedral in Tver.  
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He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] a [[bishop]] in Donskoy monastery in Moscow on [[September 1]], 1995, as Bishop of Dubossary, Vicar of the Diocese of Kishinev. On [[October 6]], 1998 he was appointed Bishop of the newly established [[Diocese of Tiraspol (Transnistria)|Diocese of Tiraspol and Dubossary]]. On [[February 25]], 2008, Bishop Justinian was elevated to the rank of [[Archbishop]].
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On [[March 5]], 2010, the [[Holy Synod]] of Russian Orthodox Church appointed Archbishop Justinian administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA with the title of Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk.
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==Awards==
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Abp. Justinian has received a number of church and secular rewards for his work.
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===Church awards===
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*Order of Venerable Sergei Radonezhsky - 2nd degree
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*Order of Venerable Seraphim Sarovsky -  2nd degree
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*Order “Christmas - 2000”
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*Order of Blessed Prince Stephan the Great (Orthodox Church in Moldova) - 1st degree
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*Order of St. Innocent of Moscow - 2nd degree
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===State awards===
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*Order of the Republic” (Moldova Republic of Transdniestria)
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*Order “For Personal Courage” (Moldova Republic of Transdniestria)
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*“Gloria Munchii” Order (Republic of Moldova)
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*“Dignity” Order (The International League for the Defence of Human Dignity and Security)
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* Medal “For the Consolidation of the Customs' Cooperation”
  
 
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*[http://www.russianchurchusa.org/en/6/47/118  Biography of Archbishop Justinian]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Justinian_Ovchinnikov]]
 
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*[http://www.sspproc.org/AboutUs/OfficialNotices.dsp  Official Edicts]
 
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Justinian (Ovchinnikov) of Naro-Fominsk

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Justinian (Ovchinnikov), (Russian:Юстиниан Овчинников), Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk, is the Administrator of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA that consists of the parishes in the United States that are directly under the canonical authority of the Church of Russia.

Abp. Justinian is also the Second Vice Chairman of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America.

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Life

Abp. Justinian was born on January 28, 1961 in Kosterevo, Vladimir Oblast. After completing his secondary education, in 1978, he entered Ivanovo State University, graduating in 1983. From July 1983 to July 1984, he served as senior subdeacon of Archbishop Amvrosy (Shchurov) of Ivanovo and Kineshma. In 1984, he entered the Moscow Theological Seminary, taking time out to serve in the Soviet army in 1985 and 1986. After returning from the army, he continued his studies at the Moscow Seminary from 1986 to 1988 while serving as subdeacon to the rector of the seminary, Bishop Alexander (Timofeyev) of Dmitrov.

On March 24, 1988, he received his monastic tonsure and name, Justinian, after Justinian the Great. He was ordained deacon on June 26, 1988, and then hieromonk. Also, in 1988 Hmk. Justinian entered the Theological Institute in Bucharest, Romania from which he graduated in 1992 with the degree of Master of Theology. After his graduation he returned to serve in the Department of External Church Relations, during which time he also served as senior priest in Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kalinin (Tver). In 1992, he was elevated to the dignity of hegumen and served from November 18, 1992 to September 1995 as Father Superior of the Ascension Cathedral in Tver.

He was consecrated a bishop in Donskoy monastery in Moscow on September 1, 1995, as Bishop of Dubossary, Vicar of the Diocese of Kishinev. On October 6, 1998 he was appointed Bishop of the newly established Diocese of Tiraspol and Dubossary. On February 25, 2008, Bishop Justinian was elevated to the rank of Archbishop.

On March 5, 2010, the Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church appointed Archbishop Justinian administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA with the title of Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk.

Awards

Abp. Justinian has received a number of church and secular rewards for his work.

Church awards

  • Order of Venerable Sergei Radonezhsky - 2nd degree
  • Order of Venerable Seraphim Sarovsky - 2nd degree
  • Order “Christmas - 2000”
  • Order of Blessed Prince Stephan the Great (Orthodox Church in Moldova) - 1st degree
  • Order of St. Innocent of Moscow - 2nd degree

State awards

  • Order of the Republic” (Moldova Republic of Transdniestria)
  • Order “For Personal Courage” (Moldova Republic of Transdniestria)
  • “Gloria Munchii” Order (Republic of Moldova)
  • “Dignity” Order (The International League for the Defence of Human Dignity and Security)
  • Medal “For the Consolidation of the Customs' Cooperation”
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Justinian (Ovchinnikov) of Naro-Fominsk
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Diocese of Tiraspol and Transdniestria
1995-2010
Succeeded by:
Sabbas (Volkov)
Preceded by:
Mercurius (Ivanov) of Zaraisk
Administrator of the
Russian Orthodox Church in the USA

2010-Present
Succeeded by:
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