Surname, Name, Patronymic: Vinogradov Sergey Andreevich
Date of Birth: XIX Century
Date of Tonsure: May 7, 1899,
Date of Consecration: September 4/17, 1922,
Date of Repose: February 11/24, 1933,
Russian Orthodox Church
Simon (Vinogradov Sergey), Archbishop of Beijing and China.
He was born in 1876 in Vladimir on Klyazma in the family of priest Andrei Vinogradov. At the age of four he lost his mother and at the age of six he lost his father as well. He, as the youngest of four children, stayed with his grandmother. He finished with success the Spiritual School and the Spiritual Seminary.
In 1898 he entered the Kazan Spiritual Academy. Still a student in his first year, on May 7, 1899, he was tonsured a monk by Metropolitan Anthony (Hrapovicky) and made a deacon.
In 1902, he graduated from the Spiritual Academy obtaining a degree in Theology and beginning from May 16, 1902, he became member of the Spiritual Mission in Beijing, just after the quelling of the Boxer Rebellion. The renewal of the Mission was left on his efforts.
On August 15, 1907, he was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite. Some time afterwards he lives in Harbin as a caretaker of a monastery, and then returns back to Beijing as a Assistant to the Head of the Spiritual Mission, Metropolitan Innokenty. In 1919 he was consecrated Bishop of Shanghai.
On September 17, 1922, he is appointed Bishop of Harbin and Deputy Head of the Spiritual Mission.
On May 12, 1926, he comes to Shanghai. Under his guidance here schools, hospitals, Mission buildings etc were built.
On June 26, 1931, after the repose of Metropolitan Innokenty (Figurovsky), he, as an Archbishop, becomes the Head of the Mission. Thanks to his efforts in Beijing the "Chinese Evangelist" began to be published.
He reposed on February 11/24, 1933. He was put to rest at the Church of the Holy Martyrs besides the tomb of Metropolitan Innokenty of Beijing.
Remembered as an ascetic and outstanding preacher his repose was mourned by all the people. During the transfer of his body in 1940 its incorrupted state was noted.
" Types of a Christian life Types of Christian life according to the works of Mark the Ascetic and Macarius the Great in comparison with Dostoevsky". // "Orthodox Dialogist" 1905, June, pg.25.
Sermon from January 1/14, 1933, // Orthodox Russia 1958, № 3, pg. 5.
Sermon from April March 28/April 8, 1928, // Orthodox Russia 1950, № 6, pg. 3.
"Orthodox Dialogist" 1901, February, pg.93. (report)
"Orthodox Dialogist" 1905, June, pg.26. (report)
"Orthodox Dialogist" 1905, November, pg.83. (report)
"Kitaisk. Blag." [Chinese Evangelist] 1947, № 8-9. pg. 9, 10, 37.
"Newsletter of Kazan Diocese" 1903, № 3, pg. 23.
Archimandrite Constantine, Quarter century from the repose of Archbishop Simon, Orthodox Russia. 1958, № 3, pg. 4-5.
Ch. Personal memories of the Bishop, ebda. s. 6.
Nestor (Levitin), Healing of a possessed by Archishop Simon, tbda. s. 6
G. Seide, Geschichte der ROK im Ausland 424, passim, bes. 426.
Church Life, 1933, 3, 34-37.
N. Rklitsky, the Biography VII, 235.
at the Russian Spiritual Mission in China
May 16, 1902
at the Beijing Diocese
July (?) 1931, XX century
February 1933, XX century
of the Russian Spiritual Mission in China
1931, XX century
1933, XX century
Photo from Boris
Abp Simon and Archim. Feodor
in front of Beiguan Belfry
photo from Boris Aleksandrov