Amphilochius (Vakulsky) of Alaska

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His Eminence the Most Reverend Amphilochius (Vakulsky) of Alaska was a missionary priest in Siberia and North America before his appointment as Bishop of Alaska in 1923.


Born Antony Yakovlevich Vakulsky (Антоний Яковлевич Вакульский) and given the name Amphilochius when he was tonsured a monk.

Amphilochius was a missionary among the Chukchi people in Siberia during the years 1909-1910. After arriving in North America, he continued serving, from 1910 to 1915, the parishes of emigrant Orthodox Christians in Alberta, Canada.

Amphilochius was consecrated Bishop of Alaska by the Russian North American mission in 1923, a position he served until 1931.

Abp. Amphilochius reposed in 1933 at St. Tikhon's Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.

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Amphilochius (Vakulsky) of Alaska
Preceded by:
Philip (Stavitsky)
Bishop of Alaska
Succeeded by:
Antoninus (Pokrovsky)
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