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Jean-Nectaire (Kovalevsky) of Saint-Denis

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[[Image:Kovalevsky-Maximovitch.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Consecration of Bishop Jean-Nectaire (l) by St. [[John Maximovitch]] (r)]]
 
His Grace, the Right Reverend [[Bishop]] '''Jean-Nectaire (Kovalevsky) of Saint-Denis''' was the first [[hierarch]] of the [[Orthodox Church of France]] (1966-1970).
 
== Life ==
Bp. Jean-Nectaire was born Evgraph Kovalevsky in St. Petersburg, Russia, on [[April 8]], 1905. He was the brother of the [[deacon]] and musicologist Maxime Kovalevsky (1903-1988) and the historian Pierre Kovalevsky (1901-1979). He was co-founder with [[Vladimir Lossky]] of the Brotherhood of St. Photius (1925) and the French Orthodox Theological Institute, Saint-Denys (1944). He was ordained a [[priest]] of the [[Moscow Patriarchate]] by [[Metropolitan]] Eleutherius (Bogoyavlenky) in 1937. Upon the death of [[Archimandrite]] Irénée (Louis-Charles) Winnaert, he was placed in charge of the newly formed Western Orthodox Church established by Metropolitan [[Sergius I (Stragorodsky) of Moscow|Sergius]], the Patriarchal ''[[locum tenens]]'' of Moscow. The [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Russia conferred upon him the title Doctor of Divinity in 1952. In 1966, he was tonsured by [[Archbishop]] [[John Maximovitch]], given the [[monastic]] name of Jean-Nectaire, and installed as the first Bishop of Saint-Denis in the modern era, making him the hierarch of the [[Western Rite]] diocese now known as the Orthodox Church of France. He reposed on [[January 30]], 1970.
 
== Writings ==
His major published works are:# ''La Sainte Messe selon l'ancien rite des Gaules ou Liturgie selon S. Germain de Paris. Le canon eucharistique de l'ancien rite des Gaules''. # ''Homélies. Quelques enseignements spirituels donnés en l'Eglise Saint Irénée''.
# ''Message de Noël''.
# ''Pierre et Paul. Leur signification. Leur place dans la tradition chrétienne catholique orthodox''.
# ''Quarante Degrés ou quarante Immolation de Carême''.
# ''La Sainte Messe selon St Germain de Paris et le chant des fideèles''.
# ''Initiation à la Genèse''.
# ''Technique de la prière''. (Published in English as ''A Method of Prayer for Modern Times,'' Praxis, 1993).
# ''Le chemin de la vie et la destinée de l'âme après la mort''. # ''Ezéchiel''. # ''Le mystère des origines''.
# ''Initiation trinitaire''.
# ''La liturgie céleste''.
# ''Les chemins de l'homme''.
# ''Le Verbe incarné''.
# ''La quête de l’Esprit''. # ''Le sens de l'exode''.
# ''Le carême''.
 
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