Vladimir (Roman) of Classis and St. Julius Island

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Vladimir (secular name Maurice Roman); (Greek) Ο Βλαντιμίρ, Επίσκοπος της Ιεράς Πόλεως Κλάσης και του νησιού Αγίου Ιουλίου της Αίγινας) is the Bishop of Civitas Classis Classis-Ravenna and St. Julius Island ordeined under the Jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate in December 19th 1995.


Vladyka Vladimir (Maurice Roman) was born in Milan in 1962. He is an Archeologist by background, having studied the History of Classical Antiquity, Archeology, Byzantine History and History of the Church. He wrote his dissertation in Byzantine Canon and Civil Law at the Institute of Byzantine History (Dafist) at a prestigious Italian university

As a young boy, he was part of a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate [1] directed by Archimandrite Evloghij.

He was tonsured rasophore monk in 1984 than lector, subdeacon - later in 1985 was ordained deacon and priest as Hieromonk (by Bishop Evloghij of Milan), later in 1992 he became Hegumen, in 1993 Kathegumen and in 1995 Archimandrite.

Metropolita Evloghios consecrated Vladika Vladimir as bishop of St. Julius Island (in Orta San Giulio) with Archbishop Vigile of Paris and Bishop Vassilij of Osta.

Metropolitan Evloghios, Archbishop Lazar, Archbishop Vigile and Metropolitan Filaret in Kiev for the funeral service of Patriarch Volodymir'
Archbishop Vigil of Paris with Patriarch Volodimir in Kiev

He was consecrated bishop on 6 December o.s./19 December n.s. 1995, Feast of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Milan, by Archbishop Evloghij, Archbishop Vigil of Paris and Bishop Vassilij of Ostia under the jurisdiction of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada - Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate. Archbishop Lazar (Puhalo) of Ottawa, who knew him in Kiev, sent as member of the Holy Synod of Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada (Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate) his agreement for the consecration. Vladyka Vladimir was in the same Holy Synod with Vladyka Lazar (Puhalo) of Ottawa and Vladyka Varlaam (Novakshonoff) of Vancouver, consecrated by Metropolitan Evloghios under his Omophor as the Head of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada - Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate on 19 September / 2 October 1994 (See the Grammata at the end of the page [2]).

Bishop Volodymir has never receaved any canonical punishment from his Mother Church Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate, on the contrary he he maintains a courteous and respectful relationship with his mother Church. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate sent to him sometime respectful Greetings.