Monday, September 19, 2016

Biography of Vladyka Anastasy

Our World-Wide ROCA: (in Russian and A Careful!...Humanly Smoothed-out English)-(: Informative General Sharing from Biography of Vladyka Anastasy (Surzhik), ROCA Bishop of Vladivostok and the Russian Far East


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Dan Everiss

Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Note: This example with our Bishop Anastasy, is but one of many, over the years, of our devoted Vladyka Metropolitan Agafangel, REACHING OUT and struggling to offer his hand of friendship, and to bring together, canonically, the various Russian anti-MP/anti-Ecumenist  'Fragments', and refugees from the MP.
He rejoiced as he worked for our co-communion with our Greek, and Romanian, and Bulgarian sister churches.

And yet his many wise and snide [ could they be simply uninformed?]  critics claim, that 'he does nothing to achieve unity'!

And: Vl. Andronik (Kotlaroff) too, has received into our North American diocese a number of , 'mistakes', 'fly-by-night' unstable clergy, who then, ran away without any warning, such  as Fr. Spyridon Schneider and some others....who in essence made Vl. Andronik  and our ROCA, look like ..bumbling fools.

But, he was not a 'fool', but only a sincere Orthodox bishop, who wanted to bring unity and to SAVE SOULS, as Vl. Andronik had accepted them in GOOD WILL, and trusting their honesty and their word.

(But, they deceived him.)

This also has been the same mind of Vl. Agafangel.

With Vladyka Agafangel, the MP-Ishevsk clergy, came into our church at their pleading, and then after awhile,  they showed their true selves,...especially after Putin's invasion and military intervention into Ukraine,  as being  STILL MP loyal  clergy, and  fanatic pro-Putin 'Russian', -really, pro-soviet,  nationalists, who never really belonged in our ROCA.

And some of their laity, have remained loyal to our ROCA!...and have not gone with that schism.

Also, the two former RTOC bishops, Ireney and Dionesy,  proved to be unstable and unworthy to be in our church. They were unstable while they were in the RTOC.

BOTH these two unstable former  RTOC rebel, bishops, and the leadership of  the unstable Ishevksk group, LEFT OUR CHURCH ON THEIR OWN CHOICE!...and as they proclaimed in their own internet propaganda, [ which, am I the only one who read it?], because Vl. Agafangel is 'not a true Russian patriot', because he and our ROCA Synod, refused to bless Putin's immoral and bloody invasion of Ukraine (!)...i.e. 're-uniting Ukraine to Mother Russia'...blah, blah, blah.....

And for all this, they also actually accused Met. Agafangel, of 'mixing politics into the church', and of being a "pro-Kievan Nazi, Bandera  Ukrainian separatist" !
When all he has been struggling to do, is to KEEP HIS WORLD-WIDE Multi-national FLOCK... AT PEACE and out of this fratricidal war!

This same 'pro-Putin, Russian Patriotic', and ANTI-CHRISTIAN!... attitude seems to be in Vl. Sofrony Musienko's mind too, part of his motives.

NOW, we see too, that Vl. Andronik AND Vl. Sofrony, front-leaders of this useless and malicious lame schism,  are also themselves mistakes among our episcopate.

BUT, this is ALL the fault of .....Vl. Agafangel???

He received the so-called Sekastsvy group, in a proper and orderly CANONICAL fashion,[ i.e. what had been deficient in their episcopal orders, was MADE sufficient, regularized,  corrected!]  first fully investigating them, & then via canonical proper ECONOMIA,  yet his critics say he should not have.....which still, they have not announced their reasons.

Don't THEY care about Orthodox unity? or in saving souls?...and in this case, fellow Russian souls?

His critics blame him for EVERYTHING!

To the critics and enemies of our Metropolitan, the old saying in English

"He is damned.... if he does,... and damned..... if he.... doesn't!"

But themselves, they portray as what?...angels?

The devil also, manifests   himself as, "An angel of light".
Rd. Daniel Everiss

 Biography of His Eminence Anastasy, ROCOR Bishop of Vladivostok and the Far East Автор: Сергей Зиновьев вкл. Author: Sergei Zinoviev incl. . . Опубликовано в РПЦЗ (Просмотров: 6) Published in the ROCA (Views: 6)
Епископ Анастасий (в миру - Анатолий Николаевич Суржик) родился в 1946 году во Владивостоке.

 Bishop Anastasy (in the world - Anatoly Surzhik) was born in 1946 in Vladivostok.

С 2003 года — епископ Владивостокской и Дальневосточной епархии.

Since 2003 - he has been, the ROCOR  Bishop of Vladivostok and the Far East Diocese.

В 1974 году окончил физический факультет ДВГУ по специализации "физика", работал школьным учителем.

 In 1974 he graduated from the Far Eastern State University Department of Physics, in his specialization of  "Physics", and he then worked as a school teacher.

 В 1976 году принял священнический сан в Московской патриархии, заочно окончил Московскую духовную семинарию, затем — Московскую духовную академию.
In 1976 he received the priesthood in the Moscow Patriarchate, and he graduated from the Moscow Theological Seminary, then - the Moscow Theological Academy.

После принятия сана не имел возможности служить в Приморье, поскольку не получил разрешения от уполномоченного по делам религии при местном органе власти.

After the adoption of the priestly dignity, he was not able to serve as a priest, in the Maritime Territory, since he had not received permission from the Commissioner for Religious Affairs,  of the local governmental authority.
 Поэтому ему пришлось уехать в Иркутск.
So, he had to go to far-away Irkutsk.

В 1984 году перевёлся по церковной линии во Владивосток, а в 1989 году обратился к прихожанам с предложением создать новую общину, чтобы оформить на неё сохранившееся после революции здание храма священномученика Евсевия .

 In 1984, he transferred his  church service , on the way  to Vladivostok, and in 1989 he addressed the parishioners there with a proposal to create a new community, to draw into  it,  those preserved after the revolution, and in the building of the temple of the Holy Martyr Eusebius .

 Общину удалось зарегистрировать в органах государственной власти, в начале 1990-х она насчитывала 250 человек.

The community was able to legally register with the  government, and  in the early 1990s, it numbered 250 people.

Церковная община получила в безвозмездное пользование часовню Александра Невского, а затем и здание бывшей архиерейской дачи на ст.

The church community had received the gratuitous use of the chapel of St. Alexander Nevsky, and then the building of the former bishop's summer residence, in the dacha-  Седанка.

В 1993 году, не соглашаясь с политикой московской церковной власти, вместе со своими прихожанами перешёл из Московской Патриархии в юрисдикцию РПЦЗ.
In 1993, disagreeing with the policy of the Moscow church authorities,[ the MP],  together with his parishioners, he  moved from the Moscow Patriarchate into the jurisdiction of  ROCOR.

В 1997 году принял монашеский постриг, получив имя Анастасий.

In 1997 he was tonsured a monk, receiving the name of Anastasius.

В 1999 году Архиерейским Синодом РПЦЗ он был утверждён кандидатом во епископы.

In 1999, by the Synod of Bishops of ROCOR, he was approved as a  candidate to be made a bishop.
C целью знакомства со священноначалием в этом же году прибыл в Нью-Йорк, но с хиротонией произошла задержка из-за его крайне резкого отношения к МП. C

 For the purpose of obtaining his hierarchal consecration,  in the same year, he  arrived in New York, but his consecration was delayed, due to some of the bishops  extremely 'sharp' [close?], relations with  the MP.

Очевидно, что такие противники сергианства и экуменизма как он, были для некоторых членов Синода нежелательны.

It was  obvious to him, that for some opponents of Sergianism and ecumenism [as he was]  they nor he, were not desirable to be made ROCOR bishops, for some members of the Synod.

После издания митр.

After the publication of Metropolitan Vitaly.ukaz about..........

 Виталием в 2001 году «Чрезвычайного заявления», Свято-Евсевиевский приход прекратил возносить имя еп.

 in 2001, his [ that of Bp. Evticky's],  "Extraordinary statements", The  Saint  Evsevievsky parish, ceased to offer up/pray for,  the name of Bishop.Evticky, [ i.e. who betrayed to the MP],  

Евтихия и все Дальневосточное благочиние перешло под непосредственное ведение митр.

and, The ROCOR Diocese of:   All The Far East,  came under the direct supervision of Metropolitan Vitaly.
В июне 2003 г. в храме Всех Святых Земли Российской Просиявших (Париж, Франция) епископами Сергием (Киндяковым), Варфоломеем (Воробьёвым) и Антонием (Рудей) совершено его наречение и хиротония во епископа Владивостокского и Дальневосточного.

 In June 2003, in the Church of All Russian Saints Glorified in  the Russian Land,  in (Paris, France) Bishop Sergei (Kindyakovym), Bartholomew (Vorobiev) and Anthony (Rudei) made ​​its naming and consecration  [ of Bp. Anastasy],  as Bishop of Vladivostok and the Far East.

Таким образом, была восстановлена Владивостокская архиерейская кафедра, которая входила в состав РПЦЗ с 1921 года.

Thus  was restored,  the Vladivostok's  Episcopate Hierarchy, which had been a  part of  ROCA since 1921.
Фото: Арх. Photo: Arch. Собор РПЦЗ 2005 г. Мансонвилль, Канада.

Cathedral ROCA 2005 Mansonville, Canada.

После смерти митрополита Виталия, когда отдельные епархии потеряли управление, а некоторые епископы откололись, епископ Анастасий принял участие в упорядочивании церковного управления.

After the death of Metropolitan Vitaly, when individual dioceses went out of  control and  some bishops departed ,  Bishop Anastasy took part in the effort in  trying to make  order in the church government.

После драматических событий в Киеве, приведших к окончательному расколу Синода архиепископа Владимира (Целищева) на две непримиримые группировки и фактическому прекращению его существования, вл.

After the dramatic events in Kiev, which led to the final split of the Synod of Archbishop Vladimir (Tselishchev) into two irreconcilable factions and the actual termination of its existence,

 ow. Анастасий и его епархия перешли на автономное положение.

Bishop  Anastasy and his diocese, then switched to an autonomous status.

Постановление №362 святейшего Патриарха Тихона прямо предписывает правящим архиереям в случаях разрушения церковного управления предпринимать усилия по восстановлению административного общения с другими православными архиереями.

 By his Resolution №362, of the Holy Patriarch Tikhon, he  directly instructed ruling diocesan bishops,  in the case of the destruction of the central church government, to make  efforts to restore administrative communication with other local Orthodox bishops.

После этих событий владыка Анастасий направился в Одессу, где возобновил евхаристическое и молитвенное общение с митрополитом Агафангелом.

Following these events, Bishop Anastasius went to Odessa, where he resumed  eucharistic prayer and communion with Metropolitan Agafangel.

Именно "возобновил", а не "вступил", поскольку еще до драматических событий 2001 года, связанных с гонениями на блаженнейшего митрополита Виталия, мы пребывали в общении с владыкой Агафангелом, наряду с другими архиереями прежней РПЦЗ.

 This communion has been  "resumed", and is not [newly] "joined", as even before the dramatic events of 2001, relating to the persecution of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Vitaly, we were  at that time in communion with Bishop Agafangel, along with the other bishops of the former ROCOR.

О причинах разделения можно прочитать здесь:

The reasons for the separation can be read here:

Необходимо отметить, что еще в 2008 г. епископ Анастасий попытался наладить контакт между епископом Владимиром и епископом Агафангелом.

 It should be noted that even in 2008, Bishop Anastasy tried to establish friendly contact between Bishop Vladimir and  Bp. Agafangel.

Между ними состоялась встреча в Нью-Йорке, но всё взаимодействие ограничилось единственной беседой, поскольку епископ Владимир не мог согласиться с тем, что епископ Агафангел подписал документ о вступлении в общение с греческим "Синодом Противостоящих".

 And between the two of them, [ i.e. Bp. Vladimir and Bp. Agafangel], there was a meeting together in New York, but the  entire communication was limited to a single subject conversation, as Bishop  Vladimir [Teleschev]  could not accept the fact that Bishop Agafangel had signed the document,  for ROCOR to join in dialogue with the Greek "Synod in Resistance."

Эта группа прекратила свое самостоятельное существование в марте 2014 г. объединившись со старостильным Синодом Истинно-Православной Церкви Греции.

The group...[in the view of Bp. Vladimir (Teleschev]), ..i.e. . [ROCA under Met. Agafangel] 'ceased its independent existence'.... [though not true!] in March 2014 and it joined  [in intercommunion only]  with the Old Calendar Synod of the True Orthodox Church of Greece.

Сегодня в подчинении митрополиту Агафангелу находятся более десяти епархий.

Today,  subordinate to Metropolitan Agafangel,  are more than ten dioceses.

Синод, возглавляемый им, является каноничным, исповедует неповрежденную православную веру и нет никаких причин воздерживаться от общения с ним.

The ROCA Synod under and headed by  Met. Agafangel,  is  canonical, and it is professing the  Orthodox faith, and it is  intact and there is no reason to refrain from communicating with him.

 Молитвенное общение епископа Анастасия с Синодом Митрополита Агафангела не прекращалось с момента памятного визита в Одессу в 2015 г. Об установлении административного общения объявлено на минувшем приходском собрании.

Bishop Anastasy is in prayerful communion with the Synod of Metropolitan Agafangel,and this  has not  ceased since his  memorable visit to Odessa in 2015.
And on this Establishment of Administrative Communion,  it was announced at the last meeting of the parish.

В епархии постепенно привыкают к новому тексту "многолетия" с упоминанием "Высокопреосвященнейшего Митрополита Агафангела, Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви".

In the diocese, we  are gradually getting used to the new text of the "Many Years" with a reference to "His Eminence Metropolitan Agafangel, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad".

Что дальше?

What's next?

Всякий, имеющий опыт церковной жизни в условиях усиливающихся день ото дня апостасийных процессов, понимает, что легко не будет.

Anyone who has experience of church life in the conditions of the current , ever growing day by day apostasy and its  processes, knows that matters of church unity will not be easy.

 Нестроениям и распрям подвержены и некоторые клирики, и миряне епархий и приходов, находящихся в подчинении митрополита Агафангела.

 Discord and strife, of which  some today, are subject to, even by the clergy and laity in the  dioceses and parishes, which are  subordinated Metropolitan Agafangel.

 Но нестроения и распри были в Церкви всегда, с апостольских времен, и как сказал владыка Анастасий - "проблемы всегда существовали, и в первые века христианства, и в средние века, и в будущем будут существовать. Поэтому главное не в том, чтобы не было проблем, а в том, чтобы благоразумно их разрешать".

 But the discord and strife have been  in the Church, ever since Apostolic times, and in the words of  Bishop Anastasy:- "Problems have always existed, and  as in the first centuries of Christianity, and in the Middle Ages, and in the future also, there will be more of the same, so therefore it is important to not be defeated by such . problems, but to resolve them wisely. "

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