Vsevolod KRIVOSHEIN, USSR Second Vicar to Exarch of Moscow Patriarchate in Western Europe since 1959. Archbishop of Brussels and Belgium, Russia Orthodox Church, since 1960.
KRIVOSHEIN, Vsevolod was born in 1900 in St. Petersburg.
Studied at History, and Philology Faculty, St. Petersburg and Moscow University. 1921 graduated in Paris. After World War II specialized in patristics at Oxford.
Attends and presents papers at intern, theol. congresses and conferences. 1951 and 1955 at patristic conferences, Oxford. 1958 at Congress of Byzantologists, Munich.
1959 headed Moscow Patriarchate delegation Salonika, Greece. 1960 member, Moscow Patriarchate delegate visiting Anglican monasteries and led group of communicants of Western European Exarchate on visit to USSR. Has published annotated edition of “Words of Wisdom” by Byzantine mystic Simeon the New Theologian.
Co-compiler, Oxford Dictionary of Patristics. Has collaborated on many English, German, Greek, Italian and French theol. publications. 1925 novice; since 1926 monk under name of Vasiliy, St. Panteleimon Monastery, Mount Athos.
Since 1926 Seer, to latter monastery, and since 1937 member of its admin. 1942-1945 representative of St. Panteleimon Monastery at Theol. Council of Mount Athos.
1947 left Mount Athos. 1951 settled in Oxford. Ordained priest-monk at Russia Orth, church in Oxford under jurisdiction of Moscow Patriarchate.
1959 custodian, Chapel of the Annunciation, Oxford, and ordained Bishop of Volokolamsk.
As long as the public believes in religion, they will not attempt to make any genuine effort to understand and overcome the real source of their suffering.
All policy decisions should be made in the light of the continued, permanent development of the theory of Marxism–Leninism.