Simon (Romańczuk) of Łódź

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Abp. Szymon (Romańczuk) of Łódź and Poznań

His Eminence Simon (Romańczuk), Archbishop of Łódź and Poznań.


Born on 12 October 1936, in Gusczewina near Hajnówka. In 1955 he started studying philology in Minsk, from 1965 he was studying on Christian Theological Academy (ChAT) in Warsaw. He was tonsured on 11 february 1970, 15 February he was ordained to the diaconate and 22 february he was ordained to the priest. On 21 February 1970 he was assigned as an inspector to the Orthodox Spiritual Seminary in Warsaw. One year later, he took office of president of the Publishing and Press Committee of Metropolitan Council. Since 1971, as a representative of Church of Poland or as a member of official delegation, he took part in many conferences. In 1973 he was elevated to Igumen, in 1979 to Archimandrite. In october październiku 1979 he got title of Honorary Member of the Orthodox Academy in Crete. In Christian Theological Academy (ChAT) in Warsaw he received Ph.D. fot the topic: Orthodox in literary output of Dostojevsky.

On 26 November 1979 at the Cathedral of Mary Magdalen Equal to the Apostles was consecrated to the episcopacy, with the title of Lublin, as a vicar diocese Warsaw and Bielsk. On 18 sierpnia 1981 he was nominated as a head of Lodz-Poznan diocese. On 8 czerwca 1993 In 1987, Bp Siomon was elevated to Archbishop.

He is a lecturer of University of Łódź and a member of Science Board edited in Łódź lexicon Idaes in Russia.

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Simon (Romańczuk) of Łódź
Preceded by:
Sawa (Hrycuniak)
Archbishop of Lodz-Poznan
Succeeded by:
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