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Seraphim (Ivanov) of Chicago

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In 1934, [[hieromonk]] Seraphim was raised to the rank of [[archimandrite]] and appointed [[abbot]] of the monastery by Metr. Anthony (Khrapovitsky) to replace Archimandrite [[Vitaly (Maximenko) of Jersey City|Vitaly (Maximenko)]] who had been [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[bishop]] and had moved to America. During the years Archimandrite Seraphim led St. Job of Pochaev Monastery he placed great importance on its printing capabilities, developing it to the most important printing center of ROCOR. During World War II, the monastery press produced Orthodox literature for distribution in German occupied areas of the Soviet Union.
In 1944, after the war turned against the German forces. Archimandrite Seraphim and the brotherhood of the monastery fled before the advancing Soviet forces. After first going to Berlin, they fled to Switzerland. In February 1946, in Switzerland, Archimandrite Seraphim was consecrated Bishop of Santiago and Chile at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross in Geneva by Metr. Anastassy (Gribanovsky) who assisted by Bps. Ieromin Jeronim (Chernov) of Montreal and Nafanail Nathaneil (Lvov) of Brussels and Western Europe.
Not being able to assume his post in Chile, Bp. Seraphim then emigrated to the United States with the brotherhood from St. Job monastery, where they joined the [[Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Trinity Monastery]] at Jordanville, New York. Bp. Seraphim was then named abbot of the monastery with the title of Bishop of Holy Trinity and [[vicar]] of the [[Diocese]] of Eastern America.
years= 1946-1946|
before=[[Panteleimon (Nizhnik)]]|
title=Abbot of [[Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Trinity Monastery]] <br> ([[ROCOR]])|
after=[[Vitaly (Maximenko) of Jersey City|Vitaly (Maximenko)]]}}
title=Bishop of [[Diocese of Eastern American and New York (ROCOR)|Holy Trinity]]|
years= 1946-1951|
after=[[Averky (Taushev) of Syracuse|Averky (Taushev)]]}}

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