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<!--nb. portrait images at ~100px, landscape images at ~200px-->[[Image:VPokrovsky_c1925.jpg|100px|left]]The '''Victor Alexandrovich Pokrovsky''' was choir director, translator, and music arranger for Metropolitan [[Sergius (Tikhomirov) Episcopal Assembly of JapanNorth and Central America]]''', serving founded in that position at the [[Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Tokyo2010, Japan)]] from 1924 until 1962, except for consists of all the World War II years active Orthodox bishops of North and some of the decade following the warCentral America, representing multiple jurisdictions. He followed in It is the tradition of Russian [[missionary|missionaries]] of bringing the [[Gospel]] successor to new people in their language. In JapanSCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, he followed in the tradition of Ssa synod. [[Innocent The Episcopal Assembly of Moscow]] North and [[Nicholas of Japan]] and of Nicholas's successor Sergius. In regard to liturgical music Central America is one of several such bodies around the Japanese Orthodox Church, Victor Pokrovsky was to Sergius as [[Yakov Tikhai]] was to St. Nicholas. Victor's success was bringing the Russian liturgical music masters to the Japanese world which operate in their own language. Metr. Sergius invited Victor, an emigr&eacute; of the Russian civil war, to Tokyo to introduce to the [[Church of Japan|Japanese Church]] the [[Russian Chant|Russian liturgical masterpieces]] of 19th and 20th century, in Japanese. Their association and close collaboration continued until events associated with World War II brought it to an endso-called "diaspora."
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