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[[Image:Aftimios OfieshNevsky.gifjpg|left|100px]]'''Alexander Nevsky''' was the Grand Prince of Vladimir and [[Episcopi vagantesNovgorod]]''''' (Latin for "wandering bishops") are persons who have been during the period of the thirteenth century when the Russian lands were under assault from both the East and West. His military victories in the West and diplomacy in the East kept northern Russia free of foreign domination. The [[ordination|ordainedChurch of Russia]] recognized him as a [[bishopsaint]]s in some irregular fashion, especially those claiming to have valid 1547. His feast day is [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman CatholicSeptember 12]] orders although their ordinations were not authorized by the Roman Catholic Church. (The singular form of the phrase is ''episcopus vagans''.)
Many In an age of these claim succession from great turmoil Alexander Nevsky was a man who defended his lands and people with great courage and whose action, while questioned by some, successfully maintained the see territorial integrity of Utrechthis lands for his people. As a consequence of his humble submission to the Tatar khan, or from Orthodox or [[Eastern Rite Catholic]] churches; others from Roman Catholic bishops that have ordained their own bishops after disputes with the Vatican. Such lines continue Alexander was able to persist because of preserve the more mechanistic understanding principality of [[apostolic succession]] which the Roman Catholic Church has&mdash;Novgorod and other Russian lands from ruin. It is for his humble concern for his people that is, if a "valid" bishop ordains a man using the proper rituals, then he is "valid" was recognized as well, even if neither has any living connection to a saint by the Church. The Orthodox understanding, however, necessarily presupposes the impossibility of ''episcopi'' that are ''vagantes'', for the ministry of the episcopacy resides only ''within'' the ChurchRussia in 1547.
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