His Eminence, '''Methodius (Gerasimov) of Harbin''' was a hierarch of the [[Church of Russia]] who was among those who migrated to Manchuria as a result of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. In Manchuria, he became Bishop of Harbin.
As the Russian White army forces retreated during the civil war, Abp. Methodius migrated to eastern Asia during 1919, finally reaching Harbin, Manchuria. In 1920, he was named [[Archbishop]] of Harbin. In the 1920s, as order came to the Orthodox community in Manchuria following the defeat of the Russian White army, most of the senior Russian clergy united under the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]] under Metr. [[Anthony (Khrapovitsky) of Kiev|Anthony]], Abp. Methodius included.
In 1929, Abp. Methodius was elevated to [[metropolitan]] by the ROCOR [[Synod]] of Bishops. In 1931, Metr. Methodius reposed and was succeeded in a new Harbin diocese by Abp. [[Meletius (Zaborovsky)]].
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