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Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty

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==Life==
Metropolitan Alexander was born on [[May 18 May ]], 1957 as Alexander Gennadiyevich Mogilev in Kirov, USSR, to a working class family, and was [[baptism|baptized with ]] in honor of St. [[Alexander of Nevsky]]. He studied at Kirov secondary school № 14 from 1963 to 1974. He continued his education at the Neva as his patron[[St. From Petersburg Theological Academy|Leningrad Theological Seminary]] from 1977 to 1979 he studied and then continued at the [[St. Petersburg Theological Academy|Leningrad Theological Seminary, after which Academy]] from 1977 to 1980. After graduation he returned to Kirov to serve as the secretary of to [[Bishop ]] [[Chrysanthus (Chepil) of Kirov ]] and Sloboda. On [[August 1]]. In , 1983 , he was [[ordination|ordained ]] a [[deacon ]] and followed the next day a [[priest ]] by Bp. Chrysanthus. In December 1983, he was appointed [[Ecclesiarch|sacristan]] and , in 1989 1985, he was tonsured elevated to the lesser schemerank of [[archpriest]]. From 1986 to 1989, gaining St. Alexander he served as Secretary of the Diocesan Administration of Svir as his new patronKirov.
In 1990 the future metropolitan completed his studies at the Moscow Theological Academy and began his duties as On [[September 13]], 1989, Father Alexander was elected Bishop of Kostroma and Galich (having been consecrated by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church. On [[September 21]], Fr. Alexander was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] with the prior year in 1989)name Alexander, honoring St. In 1994 Bishop Alexander of Svir. On [[September 24]], he was elevated to the rank of archbishop[[archimandrite]]. Then, whilst in March 2010 the Holy Synod elected him Archbishop on [[September 27]], he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Astana Kostroma and Almaty. When Galich in the Metropolia Epiphany Cathedral of Kazakhstan was organized Moscow in July 2010 Archbishop Alexander was elevated to the rank a service celebrated by Metropolitan [[Vladimir (Sabodan) of Kiev|Vladimir (Sabodan) of metropolitan Rostov and head Novocherkassk]], [[Chancellor]] of the Orthodox Church in KazakhstanMoscow Patriarchate.
In 1990, Bp. Alexander graduated from the Moscow Theological Academy with a degree in theology with a Thesis titled: "Martyr Nicodemus, Archbishop of Kostroma and Galich (1868-1938 gg.)". On [[February 25]], 1994, Bp. Alexander was elevated to the rank of [[archbishop]].  On [[March 5]], 2010, Abp. Alexander was appointed Archbishop of Astana and Almaty in Kazakhstan by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. <ref>Journal of the Synod of number 5 on March 5, 2010.</ref> On [[July 26]], 2010, the Holy Synod established the Metropolitan District of the Republic of Kazakhstan as the Metropolia of Kazakhstan under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Metropolitan]] of Astana and Almaty.<ref> Journal № 68</ref> On [[July 28]], 2010, at the [[Divine Liturgy]] celebrated at [[Monastery of the Kiev Caves|Kiev-Pechersk Lavra]] by [[Patriarch]] [[Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kirill]], Abp. Alexander was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. On [[October 20]], 2010, Metr. Alexander was elected to the Council of People's Assembly of Kazakhstan. On [[October 5]], 2011, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church named Metr. Alexander a permanent member of the Holy Synod.<ref>Journal № 99</ref> ==Writings==*"Martyr Nicodemus: Life Devoted to God and people" (Kostroma, 2001);*"The miraculous icon of Our Lady of St. Theodore" (Kostroma, 2003);*"Priest Fr Joseph Smirnov (1864-1918)" (Kostroma, 2003);*"Reverend Timon, the elder Nadeevsky" (Kostroma, 2004);*"Background of the Kostroma diocese" (Kostroma, 2004);*"Kostroma Protectress. Miraculous Icon of Smolensk, a fresco of Our Lady "(Kostroma, 2005) ==References==<references/> {{start box}}{{succession|before=?|title=Bishop of Kostroma and Galich|years=1990-2010|after=?}}{{succession|before=[[Methodius (Nemtsov) of Perm|Methodius (Nemtsov)]]|title= Metropolitan of Astana and Almaty|years=2010-present|after=&mdash;}}{{end box}}  ==Source==*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/38333.html Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty] In Russian ==External Linklink==
*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/38333.html Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan] (Moscow Patriarchate)
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