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PATRIARCH

Our Patriarch and Ruling Hierarch is His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

His Holiness Kirill was enthroned as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on February 1, 2009. A full biography of His Holiness can be found here: 

Biography of Patriarch Kirill | The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA (mospatusa.com)

And a link to the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA can be found here: 

Home | The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA (mospatusa.com)


VICAR BISHOP

 

Our Vicar Bishop is His Grace Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh, temporary Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. 

Consecrated on November 15, 2015 at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Kaliningrad by His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, His Grace was appointed Ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Sourozh in 2017. By the decision of the Holy Synod of October 14, 2018 (Journal No. 77), he was appointed temporary administrator of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in the United States of America. His Grace's full biography can be found here:

 

Biography of Bishop Matthew | The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA (mospatusa.com)


RECTOR

Our Rector is The Reverend Father Joshua Genig. 

Ordinations:

Diaconate - 2016
Priesthood - 2017

Obediences:

Dean of the Central States of the Moscow Patriarchate 

Education:

B.A. in Religious Studies - Concordia University, Ann Arbor - 2003
M.Div. in Theology - Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne - 2006
Ph.D. in Systematic Theology - The University of St. Andrews, UK - 2012
Chaplain Residency - The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - 2019

Secular Employment:

Staff Chaplain - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor

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Prior to entering the Holy Orthodox Church, Fr. Joshua was a Lutheran Minister for 7+ years. Fr. Joshua is married to Matushka Abigail Barbara (a middle-school English teacher) and, together, they have six daughters. 


DEACON

Our Deacon is Hierodeacon Seraphim (Balagtas).

Ordinations:

Diaconate - 2003
Received in the Orthodox Church by Vesting - 2007

Monastic Tonsures:

Tonsured a ryassaphore monk - 2007
Tonsured to the small schema - 2013

Education:

B.A. in Classical Philosphy - Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines
Bachelor in Sacred Theology - Royal Pontifical University of Sto. Tomás, in Manila, Philippines
M.A. in Theology - San Sebastián College - Recoletos de Manila in Manila, Philippines
 

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Fr. Seraphim, a native of the Philippines, was assigned as a cleric of St. Innocent in 2019 and carries out his secular employment in Ann Arbor.