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Flavian (Fedea) of Slava

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'''Archbishop Flavian''' (secular name '''Fiodor Fedea''', {{lang-ru|Фёдор Федя}}; 24th February 1971, [[:w:Carcaliu|Carcaliu]], Tulcea County, Romania)is bishop of [[Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church]], ruler of Uspenia Monastery.
Fiodor Fedea was born on 24th February, 1971 in his native village, [[:w:Carcaliu|Carcaliu]], where he also spent the most part of his blissful childhood.
From his grandfather he discovered the beauty of church reading and singing, and with his grandmother Daria, he went every year in pilgrimage at Uspenia Monastery. He never missed a single parish fair, as the divine service, he felt, gave him a sense of spiritual elation.
In October 1990, at only 19, upon God’s call, he went to serve Him. Until 1992, he served as a novice, and then he took the monastic vows and received a new spiritual name - Flavian. For a year, he served as a reader in the church, then in 1993, he became [[archdeacon]] and in 1997, he was ordained [[priest]] of the monastery.
After three years of priesthood, in 5 july 2000 he took the vows, and at Manolea village (Suceava county, Romania) he became Archbishop consecrated bishop of Slavaby metropolitan Leontius (Izot). 24 июня 2000 he was elevated to dignity of archbishop.
Archbishop Flavian’s work include a lot of research concerning the history of the Old Rite church, people, the calendar, many other lipovan’s studies. He teaches at the theological High school in Iassy (mentioned above), organizes a theological summer school at the monastery every year. At present, he is the co-author of The Old Rite Calendar starting with the year 2003 to the present.
== Sources ==
* [ His Holiness Archbishop Flavian (b. 1971)]
* [ Архиепископ Флавиан]
* [ Архиепископ Флавиан Славский: «Если человека не понуждать, то он ложится на бок…»] interview
* [ Архиепископ Флавиан]

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