Vladimir of St. Julius Island

From OrthodoxWiki
Revision as of 12:06, August 16, 2013 by Lubomir (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

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.[1]



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 Church - Moscow Patriarchate [1] 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 1995 Archimandrite.

He was consecrated bishop in 6 december o.s./19 december n.s. 1995, Feast of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Milan, by Archbishop Evloghij, Archbishop Vigil of Paris and Archbishop Vasily under the jurisdiction of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada - Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate. Archbishop 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 St. Julius Island" of Egina (Julius of Novara in Orta). He is member of the Synod of Milan and is the head of the "Department of Liturgy" and of the "Department of Canon Law".