His Eminence Antony Metropolitan of Korsun and Western Europe, Vicar of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Date of Birth:
October 12, 1984
Date of consecration:
October 26, 2015
Date of the tonsure:
October 7, 2015
He was born on October 12, 1984 in Tver.
In the years 1991-1995. He studied at the secondary school No. 19 in Tver. In 1995 he entered the municipal educational institution «Tver Lyceum», which he graduated with in 2002 with a gold medal.
While studying at school, he was carrying the obedience of the altar and subdeacon in the Resurrection Cathedral in Tver.
In 2002 he entered the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary. During the training, he was obedient to the work of the website of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy and the teacher of the elective English course. He regularly represented the St. Petersburg theological schools at various conferences and seminars.
In 2006, he participated in the seminar of the youth organization «Синдесмос» in Brussels, Belgium. In 2004-2007, annually took part in the work of the summer Orthodox youth camp in Potamitis, Cyprus, as an interpreter and head of the Russian-speaking delegation.
In October 2006, the rector of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy, Archbishop Konstantin of Tikhvin (now Archbishop of Kurgan and Shadrinsky), tonsured as a reader in the academic church in the name of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian.
In March 2007, sent for an internship at the Orthodox Department of the Theological Faculty of the University of Joensuu (Finland), while studying, he was obedient to the dean of the Church of St. John the Theologian at the theological seminary of the Finnish Orthodox Church.
In June 2007, upon his return to St. Petersburg, he successfully defended his thesis for a seminary course on «Eschatology in World Religions».
On June 17, 2007 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary in the first category and was awarded the prize of the name of Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod Nicodemus (Rotov).
In September 2007 he was appointed as an intern of the communication service of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. Since October 2007, he has been the consultant of the DECR chairman Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad (now — His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia). In September 2008, he was appointed teacher of the Smolensk Theological Seminary.
On February 5, 2009 — personal secretary of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
On March 5, 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill tonsure to monasticism with the name of Antony in honor of the Monk Martyr Anthony of Valaam in the house church of St. Philaret of the Most Merciful Patriarchal Chambers of the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra .
On March 8, 2009, His Holiness the Patriarch was ordained a hierodeacon in the cathedral church of Christ the Savior of Moscow.
From April 2009 to April 8, 2011 — head of the personal secretariat of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia .
On April 3, 2010, at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was ordained a hiero-monk.
June 5, 2010 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Theological Academy for the first class.
The decision of the Holy Synod of March 22, 2011 ( Journal No. 32 ) was appointed clergyman of the St. Nicholas Stavropegic parish in Rome.
By the decision of the Holy Synod of May 30, 2011 ( magazine No. 62 ), the clergyman of the Nikolaevsky church in Rome was relieved of his duties and appointed rector of the church in honor of St. Catherine the Great Martyr in Rome.
July 12, 2011 the decree of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was appointed secretary of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Italy.
July 18, 2013 for the service in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite.
October 7, 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill in the house church of the holy righteous Filaret of the Most Merciful Patriarchal Chambers of the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra tonsure in the mantle with the name of Antony in honor of the Monk Anthony of Rome, the Novgorod Miracle-worker.
By the decision of the Holy Synod of October 22, 2015 ( magazine No. 62 ) he was elected bishop of Bogorodsky, vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, with the task of carrying out the archpastoral care of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Italy and appointed head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for Foreign Institutions .
He was consecrated Bishop on October 23, 2015 in the Cathedral of the Presentation of the Most Holy Mother of God Optina Desert. Hirotonisan on October 26 for the Divine Liturgy at the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia headed the Divine Services.
By the Decree of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of October 28, 2015, he was appointed to the post of rector of the Church of the Nativity of John the Baptist in Presnia, Moscow.
The decision of the Holy Synod of December 24, 2015 ( Journal No. 89 ) was included in the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The decision of the Holy Synod of July 29, 2017 ( magazine No. 52 ) relieved the office of the Italian Patriarchate of Italy and the rector of the Stavropegic Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr in Rome. The Synod decided to have the title «Zvenigorodsky».
In September-December 2017 — temporary administrator of the Berlin diocese .
The decision of the Holy Synod of December 28, 2017 ( Journal No. 116 ) was appointed Governor of the Vienna-Austria and Budapest-Hungarian dioceses with the title «Vienna and Budapest» and retaining the post of head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Office for Foreign Institutions. Also, the decision of the Synod entrusted the temporary management of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Italy.
On February 1, 2018, during the Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was elevated to the rank of Archbishop.
By the decision of the Holy Synod of October 15, 2018 ( Journal No. 77 ), he was released from the temporary administration of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Italy.
By the decision of the Holy Synod of May 30, 2019 ( Journal No. 49 ) he was appointed His Grace Korsunsky and West European Patriarchal Exarch of Western Europe, temporary governor of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Italy, with the dismissal of the headquarters of the Vienna-Austria and Budapest-Hungarian Diocese Moscow Patriarchate on foreign institutions.
On May 31, 2019, at the Liturgy at the Resurrection Cathedral of the Novodevichy Convent of St. Petersburg, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan.
2007 — St. Petersburg Theological Seminary.
2010 — St. Petersburg Theological Academy.
Place of work: Parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Italian Republic
- (Interim Manager)
Diocese:Diocese of Korsun
- (Ruling bishop)
Place of work: Patriarchal Exarchate of Western Europe
- (Head of the Exarchate)
Place of work: Moscow Patriarchy
- (Head of Foreign Institutions)
Scientific works, publications:
The word of Archimandrite Anthony (Sevruk) when he was named bishop of Bogorodsk.
- 2008 — Medal “1020th Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus”, 1st grade;
- 2008 — Order of the “1020th Anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus” (UOC);
- 2010 — Cross of St. Mark the Apostle (Orthodox Church of Alexandria);
- 2012 — Order of St. Paisius Velichkovsky II Art. (Moldavian Orthodox Church);
- 2019 — Order of St. blgv Prince Daniil of Moscow III Art.