The Supreme Ruler of the Order of the Jerusalem Cross Alexander Sergeev-Zarnadze, was born on the 20th of January 1961 in Moscow region (Bolshevo). Married. In 1978 completed secondary education. From 1979 to 1981 he served in the army. In July 1982 was matriculated at All-Soviet Law Institute. Worked as a loader. In the period from 1984 to 1988 participated in the construction and restoration of Saint Daniel Monastery in Moscow. In 1989, on the invitation of Metropolitan Vitaliy, First-Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, visited Canada, then the USA, where was ordained subdeacon by the First-Hierarch and entered the Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, New-York. From 1989 to 1994 was Metropolitan Vitaliy’s representative in Russia.

In December 1990 was sent on mission to Australia, where for zealous service he was decorated with a St. Vladimir Cross by Archbishop Paul of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand. On the 22nd of May 1995 was ordained deacon, and on the 6th of January 1996 became a priest. Served in the Russian True-Orthodox Church and the Montenegrin Orthodox Church. In September 2003, protopresbyter Alexander moved to the Romanian Orthodox Church, and was appointed Authorized Representative of the Bessarabian Metropolitan in Russia. March 15, 2009 – His Eminence Peter, Archbishop of Chisinau, and Metropolitan of Bessarabia presented the St George’s Cross of Bessarabia. In 2018 retired. In January 2005 took the direction of the Order of the Jerusalem Cross.

May 25, 2014 – Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky, heir to the Georgian throne, Head of the House of Bagrationi, conferred to protopresbyter Alexander the title of a Knight of the Grand Cross of the dynastic Order of the Crown of the Georgian Kingdom. On February 15, 2017, he was awarded the dynastic Order of the Siberian Kingdom of the 1st degree from Prince Igor Sibirsky, Head of the House of Genghis Khan (The Royal House of Siberia).



Mr. Alexander Sergeev-Zarnadze

Madrid, 20 March 2015

My dearest friend,

By this letter I would like to express my profound gratitude for your memory of my father, the Generalissimus, which you demonstrated by joining the Francisco Franco National Foundation that I have the honor to preside. Our Foundation carries out notable activities: a very important archive of our documents is often visited by resarchers, including foreign ones; about six hundred users consult our webpage daily; we hold conferences, edit and sell books, including one magazine, which will be sent to you regularly. While doing all that, we have to struggle with various anti-historical manipulations, to preserve the testimony and memory for the History that will surely do justice to those times and to the common effort of the Spanish people who became the heroes of their epoch.

Please accept my warmest regards,

Duchess de Franco