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Bloom, André Borisovich [Anthony of Sourozh] (1914–2003), archbishop of Sourozh, head of the Russian Orthodox church in Great Britain and Ireland, and exarch in Europe, was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 19 June 1914, the only child of Boris Edwardovich Bloom (1884–1937), a career diplomat of the Russian ...

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Makarios III [real name Michael Mouskos] (1913–1977), Greek Orthodox archbishop and president of Cyprus, was born on 13 August 1913 at Ano Panayia, near Paphos, Cyprus, the eldest child of Christodoulos Mouskos, a peasant farmer, and his wife, Eleni. He was educated at the village school, the monastery of ...

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Sharf, Marina [name in religion Mother Thekla] (1918–2011), Orthodox nun, was born on 18 July 1918 at Kislovodsk in the northern Caucasus, the second child of Vladimir Sharf (1879/80–1956), barrister, and his wife, Alla, otherwise Mary Ann, née Volkenstein (1885–1975), a Jewess who had converted to Christianity. Her brother ...

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Spartas, Reuben Ssedimbu Sebanjja Mukasa (1899–1988), politician in Uganda and Orthodox priest, was born at Masooli village, Kyadondo county, Buganda, on 16 December 1899, the son of Yakobo Damulira Mugimbalume (d. 1915), a village headman, and his wife, Maliza Mukomutibwa (d...

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Zernov, Nicolas Mikhailovich (1898–1980), Russian Orthodox theologian and pioneer in the movement for Christian unity, was born in Moscow on 9 October 1898 os, the eldest of four children (two sons, two daughters) of Mikhail Stefanovich Zernov (1857–1938) and his wife, Sofia Aleksandrovna Kesler...