Father Alexander Kryssov


Fr. A. Kryssov - CV


Secular Background

Born: June 26, 1966 in Fryazino, Moscow Region, USSR (now Russian Federation) in the family of Soviet scientist-engineers (microelectronics) – Father George (Ph.D.) and Mother Helen. RIP.

1973 – 1983 – Study and graduated from the local school.

1984 – 1989 – Study and graduated from the Historical Department of the Moscow University with diploma magna cum laude (Master of Arts (M.A.) in Social Studies and History Education). Diploma thesis: Russian Financial System Reformation 1530’s. 

1989 – 1992 – Worked as a teacher of History and Law in College in Moscow Region.

1992 – 1997 – Studied and graduated from the Historical Department of University of Paris [France] specialized in Church History.

1994 - Graduated from the special course “The Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church” under the guidance of Patrick de Laubier (professor at the University of Geneva) - Geneva, Switzerland.

1996 – 2003 – Worked as President of Russian Philosophical and Historical Society (which he established together with his brother Dmitriy Kryssov who was responsible for the publishing house “Stella Aeterna”).

2004 – up to present – official expert / consultant for Catholic Church History of the Patriarchate of Moscow [Russian Orthodox Church].

2012 – received the doctorate degree (in History) after the defense of the doctorate thesis in Moscow University: “Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val and the Tradition of Conservatism in the Catholic Church from 1914–1930”.

2014 – Received the doctorate degree in Church History [Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. in History)] by the U.S. Academic Credentialing Commission in Chicago, IL, USA.

Author of about 250 scientific [historical] and encyclopedic articles published in more than 5.000.000 copies.

Religious Background

1984 – Became Catholic.

1989 – Became altar server in the only Catholic Church in Moscow (St. Louis) under the only Catholic priest in Moscow at that time: Fr. Stanislaus Mazeika.

1999 – Founded the Oratory of St. Pius V [still a layman] in Moscow and became the coordinator for the traditionalist Mission there.

2004 – Became a seminarian in Mater Dei Seminary under Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI.

2008 – October 7 was ordained to the priesthood in Mt. St. Michael, Spokane, Washington, USA by Bishop M. Pivarunas. He was then assigned as permanent pastor for the Russian Mission.

2016 – Delegated by Bishop M. Pivarunas as visiting professor for Church History in Mater Dei Seminary, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

2018 – up to present – takes care of the Philippine and Malaysian Missions.