Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of Sourozh
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Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh was born in Lausanne in 1914. During the Russian Revolution the family had to leave Persia, and in 1923 settled in Paris where the future Metropolitan was educated, graduating in physics, chemistry and biology, and taking his doctorate in medicine, at the University of Paris. In 1939, before leaving for the front as a surgeon in the French army, he secretly professed monastic vows. He was tonsured and received the name of Anthony in 1943. He was ordained to the priesthood and sent to England to serve as Orthodox Chaplain of the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius. He was appointed vicar of the Russian patriarchal parish in London in 1950, consecrated as Bishop in 1957 and Archbishop in 1962, in charge of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain and Ireland. In 1966 was raised to the rank of Metropolitan. His Eminence, Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, died on 4th August, 2003.
His work The Genealogy of Christ
Anthony Bloom Site
The Diocese of Sourozh