Vladimir of St. Julius Island
Vladimir ((Russian) Преосвященство ВЛАДИМИР Епископ Святаго Джулий; (Greek) Ο Βλαντιμίρ, Επίσκοπος της Πόλεως Αγίου Ιουλίου της Αίγινας) is the Bishop of St. Julius Island, in Orta San Giulio, of the Holy Synod of Milan.
He is an Archeologist by background, having studied the History of Classical Antiquity, Archeology and Byzantine History, writing his dissertation on Byzantine canon law and civil law.
As a young boy, he was part of a parish of Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow directed by Archimandrite Evloghij. He became monk rasoforos in 1984 than lector, subdeacon - later in 1985 was ordained deacon and priest as Hieromonk (by Bishop Evloghij of Milan), later in 1992 he became Hegumen and in 1994 Archimandrite.
He was consecrated bishop in 1995 by the Archbishop Evloghij, Archbishop Vigil of Paris and the Archbishop Vasily under the jurisdiction of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada - Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate. Bishop Lazar (Puhalo) of Ottawa, who new him in Kiev, send as member of the Holy Synod of Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada (Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate) his agreement for the consecration.
In 2004 he left his mother Church and went to another jurisdiction. After he has repented he was readmitted to the Holy Synod of Milan with penance, consisted of a forced retirement. Than he remained until June of 2013 as a retired bishop by will of the Holy Synod of Milan. After years of retired life and study, the Holy Synod of Milan reconsidered its position and accepted the request of Vladyka Vladimir to return as a bishop no longer in forced retirement. Since June, 2013, is part of the Holy Synod of Milan full-fledged as "Bishop of the Island of St. Julius of Egina in Orta" He is part of the Synod of Milan as head of the Department of Liturgy and of the Department of Canon Law.