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Serge (Konovaloff) : biography

July 8, 1941 - January 22, 2003

Sergius of Evkarpia (born Serge Konovalov July 8, 1941, Leuven, Belgium – January 22, 2003, Paris, France) was an Eastern Orthodox archbishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate who led the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe from 1993 to 2003.

Educated at the University of Louvain, he was ordained as a married deacon in 1968, and became a priest in 1980. Following the death of his wife, by whom he had three children, he became a monk in 1990. In the same year he was elected to be the successor of the late Arcbishop George Wagner as head of the exarchate. He was consecrated bishop in Paris on June 27, 1993. He died in Paris on January 22, 2003.

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