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Iosif Stefanovich OREKHOV

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Iosif OREKHOV, Metropolitan of Voronezh and Lipetsk, Russia Orthodox Church, since 1959. right to wear cross on cowl, 1954.


OREKHOV, Iosif was born in 1871.


Graduated Kiev Theol. Academy, as Candidate of Theol.


1894 ordained priest, later elevated to archpriest and took monastic vows. 1945 appointed Bishop of Voronezh and Ostrogozhsk. 1950 elevated to archbishop.

Since 1954 Archbishop of Voronezh and Lipetsk. 1959 elevated to metropolitan.