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Metropolitan Jonah Newly Elected

Author: Administrator
November 12, 2008
A new Metropolitan was elected at the 15th All-American Council of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America.  His Grace, Bishop Jonah of Fort Worth was elected Archbishop of Washington and New York, and Metropolitan of All America and Canada.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah was born James Paffhausen in Chicago, IL in 1959, was baptized into the Episcopal Church and received into the Orthodox Church in 1978.  He was tonsured to monastic rank at St. Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA in 1995 and has been a monastery abbott in California until very recently.  May the Lord bless His Beatitude, Jonah, newly-elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada with the understanding and leadership our Church merits.

One Comment to “Metropolitan Jonah Newly Elected”


  1. Administrator Says:

    Today is January 21, 2009. Our Church has had a new pastor, a new leader, a new Metropolitan for 10 weeks precisely. The 15th All-American Council of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and the Holy Synod elected Bishop Jonah of Fort Worth Texas as our new Metropolitan on November 12, 2008 and our Diocese, an integral part of the OCA, has not posted this all-important news item on the ROEA website. Indeed, a Christmas Pastoral message has just been posted on our ROEA Episcopate website, but still no news on the website regarding our new Metropolitan! It should be mentioned that our Episcopate’s latest Solia edition does underline the election of the new Metropolitan, but still nothing on the website.


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