Alexis (Panteleyev) of Omsk

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Archbishop Alexis (secular name Alexander Apollosovich Panteleyev) was Archbishop of Omsk and Tyumen. Before 1946 was a hierarch of the Russian Metropolia in North America who served as Bishop of San Francisco from 1927 to 1931 and Bishop of Alaska from 1934 and 1944.


Born Alexander Apollosovich Panteleyev (Александр Аполлосович Пантелеев).

Alexis (Panteleev) was an archimandrite who was consecrated Bishop of San Francisco on February 6, 1927. On June 10, 1928, Bp. Alexis participated in the consecration of St. Nicholas Church in Portland, Oregon.[1] In 1931, he was succeeded by Theophilus (Pashkovsky) who had been Bishop of Chicago.

In 1934, Bp. Alexis was appointed Bishop of Alaska, replacing Antoninus (Pokrovsky) who had transferred to the Russian Exarchate of North America. Bp. Alexis served as Bishop of Alaska until 1944.

In 1946 he moved to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate and returned from the U.S. to the USSR in October of same year.

November 28, 1946 became the bishop of Omsk and Tara with the rank of archbishop.

May 13, 1947 the parishes of the Tyumen region were attached to the Diocese of Omsk, the Archbishop Alexy accept title of Archbishop of Omsk and Tyumen.

Died September 11, 1948.

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Alexis (Panteleyev) of Omsk
Preceded by:
Bishop of San Francisco
Succeeded by:
Theophilus (Pashkovsky)
Preceded by:
Antoninus (Pokrovsky)
Bishop of Alaska
Succeeded by:
John (Zlobin)
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Constance J. Tarasar, ed., Orthodox America 1794-1976, Development of the Orthodox Church in America, Syosett, New York, The Orthodox Church in America, 1975

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