Christopher (Pulec) of Prague

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Archbishop Christopher (Pulets) of Prague and the Czech Lands
His Beatitude Metropolitan Christopher (Pulets) of Prague and the Czech Lands and Slovakia was the primate of the Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia. He has participated in numerous theological conferences and has represented the Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia in many venues. Fluent in his native language and also Russian, Greek, German and English, he is well known for his academic pursuits in theology and philosophy, having a doctorate in both.

Biographical timeline

  • 1953: Radim Pulets born in Prague.
  • 1974: Ordained to the diaconate and priesthood.
  • 1979: Completed theological studies at the Orthodox Theological Faculty, Presov, Czechoslovakia. Went to Moscow Theological Academy.
  • 1984: Completed graduate studies at Moscow Theological Academy.
  • 1987: Completed additional theological studies at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens, Greece.
  • 1985: Fr Radim was tonsured at Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev-Posad (then Zagorsk), Russia, and given the name Christopher.
  • 1987: His Beatitude Metropolitan Dorotheus, primate of the Church of Czechoslovakia, elevated Hmk Christopher to archimandrite. Archim. Christopher served at Prague's Cathedral of Sts. Cyril and Methodius.
  • 1988: Archim. Christopher was consecrated to the episcopacy, over which Metr. Dorotheus presided, and was elected Bishop of Olomouc and Brno.
  • 2000: At repose of Metr. Dorotheus, Bp. Christopher was named Archbishop of Prague and the Czech Lands, and oversaw the Church's Metropolitan Council.
  • 2006 May 2: After repose of Metr. Nikolaj, Abp. Christopher was chosen (by lot of two names) to be Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia.
  • 2006 May 28: Enthronement of Metr. Christopher.
  • 2013 April 12: Resigned, in the face of multiple accusations of breaching his monastic vows. He denied the accusations, but resigned in aid of preserving the unity of the Church.

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Christopher (Pulec) of Prague
Preceded by:
Nicanor (Yukhimyuk)
Bishop of Olomouc and Brno
1988 - 2006
Succeeded by:
Simeon (Jakovljević)
Preceded by:
Nicholas (Kocvár)
Archbishop of Prague
Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

Succeeded by:
Simeon (Jakovljević)
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