Osipov Alexei Ilyich was born on March 31 in Tula region in 1938.
He finished secondary school in Gzhatsk (now Gagarin, Smolensk region)
He graduated from The Moscow Theological Seminary in 1959.
He graduated from The Moscow Theological Academy with the degree of the candidate of theology, he defended a thesis on the theme " Translation of Matins and Vespers' Chenopodiaceae by Greek Church' s missal of 1951, the edition is in comparison with the Russian missal of The Synodal edition in 1963.
He graduated from MTA in 1964 and he was appointed a professor in the academy. He gave lecture on Ecumenism, The History of Russian religious-philosophical thoughts, Relevant theological issues, Protestantism.
He gave lectures not only in The Moscow Theological Academy but in Seminary on the Basic theology and on Western confessions in 1965. He created a special course " The foundations of spiritual life in Orthodoxy.
He was habilitated as a docent in 1969, as a professor in 1974, an emeritus professor in 2004; he was given the degree of doctor of theology for the totality of theological works in 1985.
He was the head of the graduate school of The Moscow Theological Academy from 1982-2006.
He qualified as an emeritus professor of Peoples' Friendship University of the Caucasus in 2007.He was elected as a full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
He is a co-chairman of the International annual conference since 1991 " Science. Philosophy. Religion" (Dubna, Moscow region)
He spoke at world, international, regional Orthodox, inter-Christian and secular assemblies, conferences, universities and institutes, in auditoriums of public and business organizations and in the Houses of Culture, as in Russia as abroad.
Public and academic lectures are broadcast on TV channel