Clergy

Clergy

ELC AC has 3 levels of priesthood, following the high church movement in Lutheranism, as well as inheriting the Apostolic Succession. The steps of the priesthood include:

  • Deacon
  • Pastor (or priest, presbyter, priest)
  • Bishop

A deacon can be ordained by a bishop and, in special cases, by a pastor. For special services to the church, a deacon can be awarded the elevation to the rank of protodeacon.

A pastor (priest) can only be ordained by a bishop. Just like a deacon, priest, who is also a pastor, presbyter or priest, can be awarded the elevation to the rank of archpriest, or protopresbyter. In addition, a pastor, if he is managing a church district, can be appointed a probst or superintendent.

The hierarchy of bishops in the ELC AC contains the dignity of bishop and archbishop. The latter is the head of the church and is approved by the Synod. Bishops administer church districts and oversee the purity of the Lutheran faith.
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Aleksandr Frants

Archbishop
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Vitalii Gut

Superintendent
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Daniil Suvor

Superintendent
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Andrei Poliakov

Pastor
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Roman Kaliagin

Pastor
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Dmitrii Andriianov

Deacon
Following the Law of the Russian Federation, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession registered as a non-profit organization with the registration number 1077799022168 of March 14, 2013 with the address of registration 125363, MOSCOW, YAN RAYNIS blvd., 1, room 3.