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His Eminence, Archbishop Adam (Dubets) is the ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Przemysl and Novy Sandets of the Church of Poland. Abp. Adam has been in the forefront in the effort to reestablish the Orthodox Church in southeastern Poland.

Life

Alexander Dubets was born on August 14, 1926 in the village of Florinka in the Lemkovshina area of Poland. He began his theological education after World War II at the Warsaw Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1960. In 1964, Alexander continued his graduate level education at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw, Poland, graduating with a degree of Master of Theology. Upon entering a monastic life, Alexander was tonsured a monk and given the name Adam.

In 1965, Monk Adam was ordained a priest and was assigned to serve the parishes in Lemkovshina, an area in which Orthodox Christians were greatly affected by World War II and its aftermath. The following year, 1966, he was named the dean of the rural area of the Ryashev region.

On January 30, 1983, Fr. Adam was consecrated Bishop of Przemysl and Novy Sandets. He was enthroned at his see on October 30, 1983. He was elevated to Archbishop in 1996. Through the following years, Abp. Adam has achieved success in reestablishing an Orthodox life in the Lemkovshina area, resurrecting many parishes as well as establishing new parishes and building churches and cathedrals. He has also established a book publishing activity within the diocese and begun a religious cultural center in the city of Gorlitsa.

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Archbishop of Przemysl and Novy Sandets
1983-present
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