Reverend Stefan Liashevskii, 1899-1986
Stefan Liashevskii was born in Taganrog, Russia, on June 17, 1899, and received his education at the Novecherkassk tekhnikum, graduating in 1934. He worked as Senior geologist for the Azov-Black Sea Trust in Rostov-on-Don until his arrest in 1936, which lead to his imprisonment in a Siberian concentration camp for three years. Upon his release, Liashevskii returned to working as geologist, and was ordained to the priesthood by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1943. Reverend Stefan Liashevskii emigrated to Germany in 1944, where he served in various parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, such as the Saint Prokopius church in Lübeck. Liashevskii arrived in the United States in 1957, and served briefly in the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate before returning to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, where he was assigned to a parish in Maine. He was active as biblical scholar, historian and writer, publishing several works on various topics, such as biblical archeology, and lives of saints, among others.
Reverend Stefan Liashevskii died in 1986 in Augusta, Maine.
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