Mundane name: Anton Yurievich Sevruk
Date of birth: 10/12/1984
Place of birth: Tver (Russian Federation)
- Vicar of His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
- Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations
- Metropolitan of Volokolamsk
Countries of influence: Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland
Phone: 79657947262, 79165536131, 79165536161
Email: [email protected]
Passport: 2804 480075 issued by the Proletarian Department of Internal Affairs of Tver on October 15, 2004.
Car: KIA K900 2020 model year, VIN: XWES5415DL0000441, license plate number: Х419ХХ150
Metropolitan Anthony: A Brief Biography
Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, 38, is considered the successor of Patriarch Kirill (Gundyaev). He is now one of the most influential representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church in Europe. Sevruk heads the Russian Orthodox Church in Italy, one of the largest cells of the Russian Orthodox Church in Europe, which has about 60 churches. He also heads the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), which was once headed by Gundyaev himself.
At the age of 22, Antony became an assistant to Gundyaev, who was then the head of the Department for External Church Relations. At the age of 24, after the election of the chief patriarch, Antony is already the personal secretary of the primate and head of his entire secretariat. After being ordained a hieromonk, at the age of 25 Antonii was assigned to a parish in Rome, and at 28 he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite (according to the Russian Orthodox Church, in order to be elevated to this rank one must have served for 40 years – ed.). At the age of 30, Sevruk becomes bishop of Bogorodsk, head of the Patriarchate’s department for foreign institutions. He was soon appointed bishop of Vienna and Budapest and at the age of 32 was elevated to the rank of archbishop. Finally, at the age of 34, he is appointed Metropolitan of Korsun and Western Europe, Patriarchal Exarch of Western Europe.
After his appointment as head of the Department of External Church Relations, Antony showed himself to be an active supporter of Putin’s regime. In particular, he was present in the Kremlin at the ceremony of admitting the so-called “Dnr” and “Lnr” and two illegally occupied regions of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.
It is noteworthy that the Kremlin does not even hide its direct control over the ROC. Thus, last July, dictator Vladimir Putin included Antony in the Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations under the President of the Russian Federation.
In his public statements, Antony openly plays along with Gundyaev and the Kremlin regime, calling Russia’s war against Ukraine a “long-standing conflict in Ukraine.
Metropolitan Anthony owns a 2020 KIA K900 premium car worth about $60,000. Sevruk also runs a charitable foundation set up in Cyprus ostensibly to build a temple. However, in more than 20 years of the foundation’s existence, the temple has still not been built. Sevruk has been involved with the charity since 2016. During this time, about 6 million euros of donations have gone through it. We can only guess where that money went.