His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop '''Seraphim (Sigrist) of Sendai''' is a retired [[bishop]] of the [[Church of Japan]]. He was born in Nyack, New York. He attended [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary]] in Crestwood, New York, graduating in 1967. After graduation he traveled to Japan to teach English within the Japanese Church, establishing his residence in September 1967. He was
ordained [[deacon]] then [[priest]] and later took [[monasticism|monastic]] vows before Archbishop Vladimir on [[October 18]], 1969, receiving the monastic name of Seraphim. The following Sunday he was elevated to the rank of [[archimandrite]]. Subsequently, on [[December 18]], 1971 he was consecrated Bishop of Sendai and East Japan. Sendai is a city in northern Japan on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Although retired, Bishop Seraphim maintains a [http://www.livejournal.com/~seraphimsigrist/ very active online journal].