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Protopresbyter '''Alexander Yurievich Kukulevsky ''' (28 October 1873-11 January 1963) (Russian: Александр Юрьевич Кукулевский ) was a priest in the Russian Orthodox Mission to the United States. He served in many parishes throughout the United States, first as a [[reader]] and then as a [[priest]]. He also taught at the [[Minneapolis Orthodox Seminary]], took part in the all-Russian Sobor of 1917-1918, narrowly escaping with his life, edited the Orthodox newspaper ''[[Voice of the Church]]'' and served on the faculty of [[St._Vladimir%27s_Orthodox_Theological_Seminary_(Crestwood,_New_York)|St. Vladimirs Seminary]]
'''==Life'''==
Alexander Yurievich Kukulevsky was born on 28 October 1873 in Kiev. He was a classmate of the future [[Theophilus_(Pashkovsky)_of_San_Francisco|Metropolitan Theophilus]]. He first came to the United States in 1898 and his first assignment was as a lay [[reader]] and choir director assigned to [[Ss. Constantine and Helen Church (Galveston, Texas)|Ss. Constantine & Helen Church]] in Galveston, Texas, and then to Allegheny, Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1903, he made a trip to Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Francisco, where he would spend the next few months working alongside Fr. Theodore Pashkovsky (later named Metropolitan Theophilus) and [[Sebastian (Dabovich)]], among others. In 1905, he was appointed a teacher at the Minneapolis Orthodox Seminary. He returned briefly to Russia to wed Valentina Dimitrievna Momansk, and then returned with her to the United States where he was ordained into the priesthood on [[September 17]], 1907. Their marriage would produce three children: Boris, George, & Nicholas.
Later in life, he transferred to the Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral of Los Angeles, California, where he served from 1947-1957. He fell asleep in the Lord in California in January, 1963.
==Parishes==
 '''Parishesbefore priestly ordination''' before priestly ordination
*Ss. Constantine & Helen Church; Galveston, Texas,
*Allegheny, Pennsylvania
*Minneapolis, Minnesota
'''as priest'''
*St. Mary Minneapolis, Minnesota (1907-1909)
*Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania
*Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral; Los Angeles, California; (1947-1957)
''==Sources''==
*http://dowoca.org/files/vision/winter1998.pdf Events of Days Long Gone An account of going to San Francisco in 1903.
*http://distantcousin.com/directories/mn/minneapolis/1909/Pages.asp?Page=0916 1909 Minneapolis phone directory page
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