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Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« on: November 01, 2008, 05:55:50 PM »
My wife, two daughters, and I were blessed to attend the consecration of Archimandrite Jonah to the episcopacy of the Orthodox Church in America this morning.  We are doubly blessed, for his see will be our parish in Fort Worth.

Along with his consecration, we witnessed the ordination of a priest and a deacon, the blessing of a subdeacon, and the tonsuring of a reader.

Many years to all God's newly-appointed servants.  Αχιοι, αχιοι, αχιοι!
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 06:24:55 PM »
(pssst - at little non-Halloween gathering last night, my priest was saying that Fr. Basil Rhodes is actively campaigning for him to be the new Metropolitan.)

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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 08:54:54 PM »
May Years to them!  :)
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008, 09:00:00 PM »
Many years!  Axioi!
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008, 09:14:55 PM »
God grant them many years! Axioi!
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008, 09:59:44 PM »
Many years to them.
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 10:10:36 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008, 10:12:33 PM »
Many years! Axios!

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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008, 10:25:05 PM »
Axios!

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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008, 10:36:56 AM »
I missed something. What happened to Bishop Dimitri?
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2008, 10:48:34 AM »
I missed something. What happened to Bishop Dimitri?

He requested an auxiliary bishop, which the Synod granted.
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008, 10:49:29 AM »
Veniamin beat me to it.

Vladyka DMITRI is still the Archbishop of Dallas and the South.  Bishop JONAH is actually the Abp's auxiliary bishop, but since every bishop, auxiliary or not, has to have a see somewhere, he was given the next largest city adjacent to Dallas -- namely, Fort Worth.

It was good to hear at Vespers last night, "For his Eminence DMITRI...and for his Grace our Bishop JONAH..."  We're the only church where that's said, because he's only really bishop of our parish...
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2008, 01:00:07 PM »
Axioi!

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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2008, 03:42:09 PM »
Αχιοι

Many years to him!

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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2008, 04:26:51 PM »
God grant many years also to Vladyka Dmitri -today is his birthday.  He turned 82 I think.
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2008, 04:42:05 PM »
Many Years!
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2008, 05:07:21 PM »
God grant many years also to Vladyka Dmitri -today is his birthday.  He turned 82 I think.

82?  Try more like 86 or 87.

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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2008, 05:10:34 PM »
85.  Vladyka's 85 (according to the diocesan website).
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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2008, 08:19:14 PM »
Axioi! Axioi! Axioi!

May God grant them many years!

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Re: Many Years to Bishop JONAH of Fort Worth!
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2008, 08:57:01 PM »
I missed something. What happened to Bishop Dimitri?
He requested an auxiliary bishop, which the Synod granted.

Veniamin beat me to it.

Vladyka DMITRI is still the Archbishop of Dallas and the South.  Bishop JONAH is actually the Abp's auxiliary bishop, but since every bishop, auxiliary or not, has to have a see somewhere, he was given the next largest city adjacent to Dallas -- namely, Fort Worth.

It was good to hear at Vespers last night, "For his Eminence DMITRI...and for his Grace our Bishop JONAH..."  We're the only church where that's said, because he's only really bishop of our parish...
Thank you both for the information.

AXIOI! AXIOI! AXIOI! Many years to Archbishop DIMITRI and Bishop JONAH!
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