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Metropolitan '''Eulogius (Georgievsky) of Paris''' (also rendered ''Evlogy'', ''Euloge'', and ''Eulogios'') was a bishop of the Russian Orthodox diaspora during the tragic transition brought upon by the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Under his leadership, the [[Russian Orthodox Exarchate in Western Europe]] ==Life==Metr. Eulogius was established. During most of his born Vasily Semenovich Georgievsky on [[episcopateApril 10]], he served under 1868. He was the omophorion Bishop of the [[Ecumenical Patriarch]]. However, because Kholm in 1907 when he decided, along with the Metropolia (subsequently the [[Orthodox Church in America]]), to pursue autonomy from Moscow independently of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia|Karlovtsy Synodtonsure]] (ROCOR), his legacy is viewed as good or bad depending upon which jurisdiction is speaking. He was influential in founding the d [[St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute II (Paris, FranceKorolev)of Kazan|Arkady Dimitrievich Korolev]], which in turn was formative in the life of the a [[Orthodox Church in Americamonk]] and with the founding of [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)]]. Spiritually, one may count among his descendants Metropolitan [[Anthony Bloom]], Protopresbyters [[Alexander Schmemann]], [[Georges Florovsky]], and [[John Meyendorff]], Saint [[Maria Skobtsova|Mary Skobtsova]]name Sergius.
Metropolitan Eulogius Under his leadership, the [[Russian Orthodox Exarchate in Western Europe]] was appointed by established. During most of his [[Tikhon episcopate]], he served under the [[omophorion]] of Moscow| the [[Ecumenical Patriarch Tikhon]] . However, because he decided, along with the Metropolia (subsequently the [[Orthodox Church in 1921 as the representative America]]), to pursue autonomy from Moscow independent of the Patriarchate [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Moscow Russia|Karlovtsy Synod]] (ROCOR), his legacy is viewed as good or bad depending upon which [[jurisdiction]] is speaking. He was influential in Western Europefounding the [[St. He sat Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute (Paris, France)]], which in turn was formative in the life of the [[Orthodox Church in with America]] and the bishops founding of Karlovtsy Synod at this time[[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)]]. Spiritually, one may count among his descendants Metropolitan [[Anthony Bloom]], Protopresbyters [[Alexander Schmemann]], [[Georges Florovsky]], and [[John Meyendorff]], Saint [[Maria Skobtsova|Mary Skobtsova]].
In 1927 Metropolitan Eulogius broke with the Karlovtsy Synod and was subsequently condemned appointed by them, splitting [[Tikhon of Moscow| Patriarch Tikhon]] in 1921 as the Russian emigrant community representative of the Patriarchate of Moscow in Western Europe. But Metropolitan Eulogius’s feeling was that because he was appointed the Moscow Patriarch to his position, that he and his flock were not He sat in with the same situation as the refugees [[bishop]]s of the Karlovtsy Synodat the time.
In 19301927, after taking part in a prayer service in London in supplication for Christians suffering under Eulogius broke with the Soviets, Eulogius Karlovtsy Synod and was removed from office subsequently condemned by Metr. [[Sergius I (Stragorodsky) of Moscow|Sergius (Stragorodsky)]]them, then [[locum tenens]] of splitting the Patriarchate of Moscow and replacedRussian emigrant community in Western Europe. Most of But Metropolitan Eulogius’s parishes remained loyal to him, however, as they were generally against feeling was that because he was appointed by the Soviet government. Eulogius then petitioned Ecumenical Moscow Patriarch Photius II to be received under his canonical care position, he and was received his flock were not in 1931, becoming an exarchate the same situation as the refugees of the Ecumenical PatriarchateKarlovtsy Synod.
In 1930, after taking part in a prayer service in London in supplication for Christians suffering under the Soviets, Eulogius was removed from office by Metr. [[Sergius I (Stragorodsky) of Moscow|Sergius (Stragorodsky)]], then [[locum tenens]] of the Patriarchate of Moscow and replaced. Most of Eulogius’s [[parish]]es remained loyal to him, as they were generally against the Soviet government. Eulogius then petitioned Ecumenical Patriarch [[Photius II (Maniatis) of Constantinople|Photius II]] to be received under his canonical care. He and his community were received in 1931, as an exarchate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. About a year before his death in on [[August 8]], 1946, the Metropolitan Eulogius returned with all his parishes to the Russian Orthodox Church and again became an exarch of the Moscow patriarchate. However, after his death, Metropolitan [[Seraphin Seraphim (Lukyanov) of Western Europe|Seraphim (Loukianov)]] was appointed the new exarch of by the Moscow Patriarchate. A large number of parishes, contesting Archbishop SeraphinSeraphim, again broke from the mother Church. These parishes have become the current exarchate of the Russian parishes in Western Europe of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
==Sources==
* ''The Russian Church Under the Soviet Regime, 1917-1982'' - By [[Dimitry Pospielovsky ]] (1984) [http://www.svspress.com/ SVP] ISBN 0881410330 *[http://www.egliserusse.eu/Quelques-mots-sur-le-diocese-de-Chersonese_a15.html Quelques mots sur le diocèse de Chersonèse] - A few words about the Diocese of Chersonese (French) *[http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_sergei_korolev Answers: Archbishop Sergey (Arkadi Dimitrievich Korolev) of Kazan & Chistopol]
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