Juvenaly (Poyarkov) of Krutitsy

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His Eminence Juvenaly (Poyarkov), Russian: Ювеналий, митрополит Крутицкий и Коломенский, is Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna an auxiliary bishop of the Eparchy of Moscow with a special elevated status equal to a ruling diocesan bishop for the suburban part of the Eparchy of Moscow.


Vladimir Kirillovich Poyarkov (Russian: Владимир Кириллович Поярков) was born in Yaroslavl on September 22, 1935. In 1953, he entered the Leningrad Spiritual Academy, graduating in 1957.

On October 10, 1959, Vladimir was tonsured a monk with the name Juvenaly, followed by his ordination as hierodeacon on November 4, 1959 and assignment to the Prince Vladimir Cathedral in Leningrad. Dcn. Juvenaly was ordained to the priesthood on January 1, 1960. On July 7, 1962, Father Juvenaly was named Igumen and then raised to the dignity of archimandrite on February 21, 1963.

Fr. Juvenaly was elected to the episcopate as Bishop of Zaraysk, vicar to the Moscow Eparchy on November 25, 1965 and consecrated on December 26, 1965 at Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in Leningrad.

In 1969, Bp. Juvenaly was installed as Bishop of Tula and Belyov with additional duties as an assistant of the Department of External Church Relations (DECR) of the Church of Russia.

On June 18, 1971, Bp. Juvenaly was elevated to the dignity of archbishop and to metropolitan on April 27, 1972.

He was named Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna in 1977 and chairman of the DECR. Metr. Juvenaly served as chairman until 1981.


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Juvenaly (Poyarkov) of Krutitsy
Preceded by:
see created
Bishop of Zaraysk
Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow

1965 - 1969
Succeeded by:
Chrysostom (Martishkin)
Preceded by:
Bartholomew (Gondarovsky)
Metropolitan of Tula and Belyov
1971 - 1977
Succeeded by:
Victorine (Belyayev)
Preceded by:
Seraphim (Nikitin)
Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna
1977 - Present
Succeeded by:
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