Kyrill (Dmitrieff) of San Francisco

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His Grace, Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America, was born Boris Mikhailovich Dmitriev on November 24, 1954 in San Francisco, California. At the age of 18, he was tonsured reader by Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev). In 1976 he graduated from University with a degree in theology. He then attended Saint Vladimir's Seminary, where he received his masters degree. In 1981 he was tonsured a monk and ordained a hierodeacon and then a hieromonk by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky). The same year he was appointed to the Russian Ecclesiastic Mission in Jerusalem as a teacher of Russian and English at the Bethany School. In 1982 he was transferred to the Western American diocese. In 1987, he was appointed recotr of the Sts Cyrill and Methodius Russian Church school at the Joy of all Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco and was eleveted to the rank of abbot. In 1992 he was consecrated bishop of Seattle, Vicar of the Western American Diocese. After the repose of Archbishop Anthony in 2000, he was appointed ruling hierarch of the Western American Diocese. In 2003 he was elevated to the rank of archbishop. The same year he participated in the first official delegation to Russia of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, where he met with Patriarch Alexey of Moscow and All Russia.

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Kyrill (Dmitrieff) of San Francisco
Preceded by:
Nektary (Kontsevich)
Bishop of Seattle (ROCOR)
1992-2000
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Anthony (Medvedev)
Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America (ROCOR)
2000-present
Succeeded by:
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