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(Русский) Антоний, архиепископ Венский и Будапештский (Севрюк Антон Юрьевич)

Anthony, Archbishop of Vienna and Budapest (Sevryuk Anton Yuryevich)

Date of birth: October 12, 1984

Place of birth: Tver, Russia

Ordination date: October 26, 2015

Tonsuring date: October 7, 2015

Country: Russia

 

From 1991 to 1995 he attended school № 19 in Tver. In 1995 he entered the municipal educational institution “Tver Lyceum” and graduated in 2002 with a gold medal.

During his school years he served as an altar boy and subdeacon in Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Tver.

In 2002, he entered the Saint Petersburg Theological Seminary. During his studies he was involved in the website of the Saint Petersburg Theological Academy and taught an elective English course. He often represented the Saint Petersburg theological schools at various conferences and seminars.

In 2006, he participated in a seminar held by the youth organization “Syndesmos” in Brussels, Belgium. Between 2004 and 2007 he annually assisted in the work of an Orthodox youth summer camp in Potamitissa, Cyprus as an interpreter and head of the Russian-speaking delegation.

In October, 2006 he was tonsured a reader by Archbishop Constantine of Tikhvin (currently Archbishop of Kurgan and Shadrinsk), Rector of Saint Petersburg Theological Academy, in academy’s church of the apostle and evangelist St. John the Theologian.

In March 2007, he was sent for a study exchange to the Orthodox department of the Theological Faculty of the University of Eastern Finland. While studying he worked as superintendent at the church of St. John the Theologian of the Theological Seminary of the Finnish Orthodox Church.

In June 2007, after returning to Saint Petersburg Seminary, he successfully defended his graduation thesis entitled Eschatology in the World Religions.

On June 17, 2007, he graduated from the Saint Petersburg Theological Seminary with honors and was awarded the prize of Nikodim (Rotov), Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod. By decision of the professors’ council, he was accepted into the Saint Petersburg Theological Academy without having to take entrance examinations.

In September 2007, he was appointed intern of the communications service of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. From October 2007 he was assistant of DECR chairman Metropolitan Cyril of Smolensk and Kaliningrad (now His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia). In September 2008, he was appointed lecturer of the Smolensk Theological Seminary.

In February 5, 2009, he was appointed personal secretary of His Holiness Patriarch Cyril of Moscow and All Russia.

On March 5, 2009, he was tonsured a monk by His Holiness Patriarch Cyril and given the name Anthony in honor of the Monk-Martyr Anthony of Valaam, in the home church of St. Philaret the Merciful in the Patriarchal Chambers of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

On March 8, 2009, he was ordained to the deaconate by His Holiness Patriarch Cyril in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.

From April 2009 – April 8, 2011 he headed the personal secretariat of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

On April 3, 2010, he was ordained to the priesthood by His Holiness Patriarch Cyril in the Christ the Savior Cathedral.

On June 5, 2010, he graduated from the Saint Petersburg Theological Academy with honors.

By decision of the Holy Synod of March 22, 2011 (Journal No. 32), he was appointed priest of the St. Nicholas stavropegial parish in Rome.

By the decision of the Holy Synod of May 30, 2011 (Journal No. 62), he was relieved from his duties as clergyman of the Saint Nicholas church in Rome and appointed dean of the stavropegial church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr in Rome.

On July 12, 2011, by decree of His Holiness Patriarch Cyril, he was appointed secretary of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy.

On July 18, 2013, during the Liturgy at the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite by His Holiness Patriarch Cyril.

On October 7, 2015, in the home church of St. Philaret the Merciful in the Patriarchal Chambers of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, he was tonsured to the small schema by His Holiness Patriarch Cyril and named Anthony in honor of St. Anthony the Roman, the wonder-worker of Novgorod.

By decision of Holy Synod on October 22, 2015 (Journal № 62), he was elected Bishop of Bogorodsk, vicar bishop of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, given episcopal oversight of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy, and was appointed Head of the Office of the Moscow Patriarchate for Foreign Institutions.

He was designated as bishop on October 23, 2015, in the church of the Entry of the Virgin into the Temple at the Optina Monastery. On October 26, he was ordained during the Divine Liturgy in the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow. The service was led by His Holiness Patriarch Cyril of Moscow and All Russia.

By decree of His Holiness Patriarch Cyril on October 28, 2015, he was appointed dean of the church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist on the river Presnya in Moscow.

By decision of the Holy Synod on December 24, 2015 (Journal No. 89), he was included in the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church.

By decision of the Holy Synod of July 29, 2017 (Journal No. 52), he was relieved from his duties as administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy and dean of the stavropegial church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr in Rome. The Synod conferred on him the title “Bishop of Zvenigorod”. From September-December 2017, he served as temporary ruling bishop of the Diocese of Berlin.

By decision of the Holy Synod of December 28, 2017 (Journal No. 116), he was appointed ruling bishop of the Dioceses of Vienna and Austria and of Budapest and Hungary with the title “Bishop of Vienna and Budapest”, while retaining his post as Head of the Moscow Patriarchate Office for Foreign Institutions. The Synod also entrusted him with the temporary administration of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy.

On February 1, 2018, during the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, he was elevated to the rank of Archbishop by His Holiness Patriarch Cyril.

Education:

2007 – Saint Petersburg Theological Seminary

2010 – Saint Petersburg Theological Academy

Previous posts:

Office of the Moscow Patriarchate for Foreign Institutions (head)

Moscow Patriarchate parishes in the Republic of Italy (temporary administrator)

Diocese:Diocese of Vienna and Budapest (ruling bishop)

Scholarly works and publications:Speech of Archimandrite Anthony (Sevryuk) on the occasion of his election as Bishop of Bogorodsk.

Church Awards:

2008: Medal “1020 years since the Christianization of Russia”, I class

2008: Order “1020 years since the Christianization of Kievan Rus”(Ukrainian Orthodox Church)

2010: Cross of the Holy Apostle Mark (Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria)

2012: Order of St. Paisius Velichkovskiy, II class (Moldovan Orthodox Church)