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'''Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky) of Boston''' [[Image:Bishop Mitrofan.jpg|right|frame|Bishop of Boston Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky, +2002) ]]His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop '''Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky) of Boston''' was the [[diocese|diocesan]] [[bishop]] of Boston(1992-2002) for the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]].
Mitrophan Znosko-Borovsky was born into the family of a [[parish ]] [[priest ]] on [[August 17 ]] ([[August 4 ]] [[Julian Calendar|O.S.]]), 1909, in the city of Brest-Litovsk (at that time a part of the Russian Empire).
He studied at the Theological Faculty of Warsaw University, then transferred to the Theological Faculty of Belgrade University as a recipient of a scholarship from the Serbian Patriarch Varnava.
Mitrophan was [[ordination|ordained ]] to priesthood on [[June 12th12]], 1936, shortly before a short while earlier he [[marriage|married ]] his [[matushka ]], Alexandra Semenovna Tsibrouk.
Throughout the years, Fr. Mitrophan served in the following parishes:
*Dormition Parish in the village of Omelenets, Byelorussia (1936-38);*Saint Nicholas Brotherhood Church in Brest-Litovsk (1938-44); *wartime travels in Germany and Austria, and Camp Moenchehof (1944-48); *Dormition Church in Casablanca (1948-59); *Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church in Sea Cliff, New York, U.S.A. (1959-2002).
In 1989, Father Mitrophan's matushka, Alexandra Semenovna, passed away. Father Mitrophan was called to become a bishop in 1990, but denied his lot refused a few times before finally agreeing. He was [[consecration|consecrated to ]] as bishop in Montreal on [[November 24]], 1992. He became the [[auxiliary bishop|vicar ]] of the Eastern American Diocese of [[ROCOR]] with the title of Bishop of Boston. On the morning of [[February 15]], 2002, on the feast of the [[Meeting of the Lord]] (O.S.), Bishop Mitrophan reposed following a short illness.
On the morning of February 15, 2002, on the feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Bishop Mitrophan reposed following a short illness.
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after=[[Michael (Donskoff) of Geneva|Michael (Donskoff)]]}}
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== External Links ==
 *[http://www.stseraphimschurch.org/bpmitrophan-e.html In Memory of Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky)]
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