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Philip (Stavitsky) of Alaska

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On [[August 19]], 1916, [[Archimandrite]] Philip was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Alaska, succeeding Bp. [[Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Brussels|Alexander]] who had been transferred to Winnipeg, Canada as Bishop of Canada. Bp. Archbishop [[Evdokim (Meschersky) of the Aleutians|Evdokim]], Bp. Alexander, and Metropolitan German of Selevkiyslaj officiated at Bp. Philip's consecration.
IIn In 1917, Bp. Philip returned to Russia "on vacation" <ref>''Orthodox America 1794-1976 Development of the Orthodox Church in America'', C. J. Tarasar, Gen. Ed. 1975, The Orthodox Church in America, Syosset, New York, Appendix III, p347</ref>, but did not return to the United States. Subsequently, he became Bishop of Smolensk. Abp. Philip died on [[December 12]], 1952, as Archbishop of Astrakhan and Saratov.
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