Seraphim Joseph Sigrist - Names - Orthodoxia

Seraphim Joseph Sigrist

  • Bishop, former B of Sendai
  • 320 S Broadway Unit P7
  • Tarrytown
  • NY 10591
  • USA
  • * in Nyack, New York (protestant family, baptized in a Presbyterian Church), grew up in Pleasantville, New York.
  • graduated from high school.
  • degree in missionary work from Protestant Nayak Missionary College.
  • received into the Orthodox Church in Innokentij Chapel in New York.
  • graduated from St. Vladimir Seminary New York.
  • went to Japan, became an English teacher at Skura-ga-Oka school in Toyohashi.
  • subdeacon.
  • diak.
  • mon (name Seraphim in honor of Seraphim of Sarov).
  • elected candidate for bishop at the Extraordinary Council of the Church of Japan (together with Vasily Nagashima, future Metr Theodosius); refused the election.
  • priest; ministry as second priest of the Church of Toyohashi, together with work as teacher at a local school.
  • archiman; sent to the church of the city of Sendai; also served in the church of the city of Nakanid.
  • reelected candidate for bishop and accepted.
  • ordained bishop (Metr Vladimir of Tokyo).
  • B of Sendai and East Japan.
  • moved back to the USA; served in various parishes in New York.
  • By the decision of the Synod of Bishops of the OCA adopted into the clergy as bishop at rest with the title "former Sendai".
  • travelled to Russia: contact with community "Hosanna" (followers of Fr. Alexander Men); teacher of religion at Drew University; conducts a "live journal" in the Internet.