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Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Brussels

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[[Image:Alexander Nemolovsky.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Abp. Alexander (Nemolovsky) of the AleutiansBrussels and Belgium]]His Eminence the Most Reverend Archbishop '''Alexander (Nemolovsky) of the AleutiansBrussels and Belgium''' was administrator and ruling archbishop of the North American [[diocese]] of the [[Church of Russia]] during the tremulous times after the Russian Revolutions and Civil War, from 1917 until his return to Europe on June 20, 1922. During his early years in the United States he was an active missionary priest who was consecrated the first vicar of the North American Archdiocese in 1909 as Bishop of Alaska.
He was administrator during the interregnum between the departure of Abp. [[Platon (Rozhdestvensky) of New York|Platon]] and and the arrival of Abp. [[Evdokim (Meschersky) of the Aleutians|Evdokim]] and again when Abp. Evdokim returned to Russia for the 1917 council. With the rise of the Bolsheviks and the collapse of the church in Russia, Alexander was faced with many problems and enemies: loss of income from Russia, factionalism, and dissident priests. While the majority of the diocese remained loyal to him and supported his becoming the ruling archbishop, in the end the elements of the crisis were too great for him and with the return to the United States of Abp. Platon, he requested Platon to take over as ruling bishop, and then he left for Europe.

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