Vladimir of St. Julius Island
Vladimir ((Russian) 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.
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.
Archbishop Vigil of Paris with Patriarch Volodimir in Kiev Metropolita Evloghios consecrated with Archbishop Vigile of Paris and Bishop Vassilij of Osta, Vladika Vladimir of St. Julius Island.
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 Bishop Vassilij of Ostia 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. Vladyka Vladimir was in the same Holy Synod with Vladyka Lazar (Puhalo) of Ottawa and Vladyka Varlaam (Novakshonoff) of Vancouver, consecrated by Metropolitan Evloghios under his Omophor as the Head of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada - Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate on 19 September / 2 October 1994 (See the Grammata at the end of the page ).
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 San Giulio). He is member of the Synod of Milan and is the head of the "Department of Liturgy" and of the "Department of Canon Law".
Saint Julius Island