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George (Danilov) of Nizhny Novgorod

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'''Georgy (Danilov) of Nizhny Novgorod''' is the Archbishop Metropolitan of Nizhny Novgorod and Aezamas and ruling hierarch of the [[‎Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas|Eparchy Metropolia of Nizhny Novgorod]] of the [[Church of Russia]], having been elevated to Metropolitan after the elevation of the eparchy to a metropolia in 2012. He has been the ruling [[bishop]] of Nizhny Novgorod since February 2003.
After serving his military obligation from May 1984 to June 1986, young Danilov entered the [[Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary|Moscow Theological Seminary]] later in 1986 from which he graduated in June 1990. He then entered the [[Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary|Moscow Theological Academy]]. In June 1995, Fr. Georgy graduated from the Moscow Academy with a degree in Theology.
In November 1988, he was accepted as a [[novice]] at the [[Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra]]. On [[December 22]], 1989, he was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] with the name Georgy by [[Archimandrite]] Theognost, the [[Abbot of]] of Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. On [[November 9]], 1990, the monk Georgy was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by Bishop Vikenty (Morar), [[vicar]] bishop of Kishinev [[diocese]]. On [[April 9]], 1991, Dn. Georgy was ordained hieromonk by Patr. [[Alexei II (Ridiger) of Moscow |Alexei II of Moscow]]. In January 1993, Fr. Georgy was appointed steward at the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.
In August 1999, Fr. Georgy was appointed director of the Patriarch's Architecture and Restoration Center at St. Sergius Lavra and, then on [[May 31]], 2002, he was appointed steward of St. Sergius Lavra and the Moscow theological institutions.
After having been raised to the dignity of archimandrite, Archim. Georgy was elected by the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Church of Russia]] as bishop of the Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod on [[December 26]], 2002. His [[consecration of a bishop| consecration]] was presided over by Patr. Alexei II of Moscow at [[Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (Moscow)|Christ the Savior Cathedral]] in Moscow on [[February 2]], 2003. Bp. Georgy was elevated to [[archbishop]] on [[February 24]], 2006.
On [[March 15]], 2012, the [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church established the [[Ecclesiastical Province]] (metropolia) of Nizhny Novgorod that included the dioceses of Vyksa, Gorodets, Lyskovo and Nizhny Novgorod. Abp. Georgy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas was then consecrated Metropolitan of Metropolia of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas on [[March 18]], 2012, by Patriarch [[Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kirill of Moscow]] at Christ the Savior Cathedral. {{startboxstart box}}
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==SourceSources==*[ Georgy, Archbishop of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas]*[ Metropolia of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas]
[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category:21st-century bishops]]
[[Category: Bishops of Nizhny Novgorod]]
[[Category: Moscow Academy and Seminary Graduates]]

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