Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow

Religious Leader

1929 – 2008

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Who was Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow?

Patriarch Alexy II was the 15th Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus', the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Elected Patriarch of Moscow eighteen months prior to the fall of the Soviet Union, he became the first Russian Patriarch of the post-Soviet period.

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Born
Feb 23, 1929
Tallinn
Also known as
  • Alexey Mikhailovich Ridiger
  • Alexy II of Moscow
  • Patriarch Alexy II
  • Patriarch Alexius II
  • Patriarch Alexius II of Moscow
Parents
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Baltic Germans
  • Russians in the Baltic states
Nationality
  • Estonia
  • Russia
Profession
Education
  • Saint Petersburg Theological Seminary
    ( - 1953)
  • Leningrad Theological Seminary
    (1947 - 1949)
Died
Dec 5, 2008
Moscow
Resting place
Yelokhovo Cathedral

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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