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Jean-Nectaire (Kovalevsky) of Saint-Denis

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LOL INTERNET[[Image:Kovalevsky-Maximovitch.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Consecration of Bishop Jean-Nectaire (l) by St. [[John Maximovitch]] (r)]] His Excellency, the Right Reverend [[Bishop]] '''Jean-Nectaire (Kovalevsky) of Saint-Denis''' was the first [[hierarch]] of the [[Orthodox Church of France]] (1966-1970). He is scheduled to be [[glorification|glorified]] as a [[saint]] by the [[Orthodox Church of the Gauls]] on Otober 12, 2008.  == Life == Bp. Jean-Nectaire was born Evgraph Kovalevsky in St. Petersburg, Russia, on [[April 8]], 1905. He was the brother of the [[deacon]] and musicologist Maxime Kovalevsky (1903-1988) and the historian Pierre Kovalevsky (1901-1979). He was co-founder with [[Vladimir Lossky]] of the [[Brotherhood of St. Photius]] (1925) and the [[St. Denys Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St Denys Institute]] (1944). He was ordained a [[priest]] of the [[Moscow Patriarchate]] by [[Metropolitan]] Eleutherius (Bogoyavlenky) in 1937. Upon the death of [[Archimandrite]] Irénée (Louis-Charles) Winnaert, he was placed in charge of the newly formed Western Orthodox Church established by Metropolitan [[Sergius I (Stragorodsky) of Moscow|Sergius]], the Patriarchal ''[[locum tenens]]'' of Moscow. The [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Russia conferred upon him the title Doctor of Divinity in 1952. In 1966, he was tonsured by [[Archbishop]] [[John Maximovitch]], given the [[monastic]] name of Jean-Nectaire, consecrated bishop, and installed as the first Bishop of Saint-Denis in the modern era, making him the hierarch of the [[Western Rite]] diocese now known as the [[Orthodox Church of France]]. He reposed on [[January 30]], 1970. == Writings == His major published works are# ''La Sainte Messe selon l'ancien rite des Gaules ou Liturgie selon S. Germain de Paris. Le canon eucharistique de l'ancien rite des Gaules''.# ''Homélies. Quelques enseignements spirituels donnés en l'Eglise Saint Irénée''.# ''Message de Noël''.# ''Pierre et Paul. Leur signification. Leur place dans la tradition chrétienne catholique orthodox''.# ''Quarante Degrés ou quarante Immolation de Carême''.# ''La Sainte Messe selon St Germain de Paris et le chant des fideèles''.# ''Initiation à la Genèse''.# ''Technique de la prière''. (Published in English as ''A Method of Prayer for Modern Times,'' Praxis, 1993, ISBN 978-1872292182).# ''Le chemin de la vie et la destinée de l'âme après la mort''.# ''Ezéchiel''.# ''Le mystère des origines''.# ''Initiation trinitaire''.# ''La liturgie céleste''.# ''Marie, Vierge et Mère''.# ''Les chemins de l'homme''.# ''Le Verbe incarné''.# ''La quête de l’Esprit''.# ''Le sens de l'exode''.# ''Le carême''. [[Category:Bishops]][[Category:20th-century bishops]][[Category:Modern Writers]][[Category:Western Rite]]
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