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« on: November 12, 2008, 03:28:32 PM »

http://www.oca.org/news/1693
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 03:32:17 PM »

Figures that the newly elevated Hierarch would be elected Metropolitan....

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 03:32:29 PM »

Another Chicagoan.

Many years!
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 03:35:36 PM »

Axios.  May he lead them out of the wilderness.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 03:37:49 PM »

Many years!
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008, 03:39:07 PM »

AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!

I wonder if it just took the one ballot...
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 03:39:58 PM »

Eis polla eti, despota!
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008, 03:41:43 PM »

Wow...what a pleasant surprise.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008, 03:53:13 PM »

Axios!

(As an aside, does this mean that Vladyka has to find another auxiliary bishop...since Met. Jonah was just consecrated last week?)
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 03:56:45 PM »

WOW!!  Shocked

<Picks up jaw off the floor> ...I mean...axios!

(and, to address the aside...looks like it, huh?)
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2008, 03:57:35 PM »

 Shocked  Shocked  Shocked Wow indeed...this is huge.  From what little I know of Metropolitan Jonah, he is a great human being.  Thrust into being the metropolitan so soon must be such a shock and a burden!  he needs our prayers and support.  What an historic occassion.  This must be the first time that a convert has ever been elected as metropolitan of the OCA or its previous incarnation, the Metropolia.  Eis polla eti despota!
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2008, 04:03:37 PM »

M'nohaya Lita!
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2008, 04:03:46 PM »

Many Years!

It was so amazing to meet him last year at the College Conference.
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2008, 04:06:04 PM »

Wow...what a pleasant surprise.

Indeed!
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2008, 04:10:01 PM »

Met. Jonah was just consecrated last week?

A coincidence, I'm sure.  Undecided
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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2008, 04:14:25 PM »

Well...to those that are shocked, I did hint at it just a few days ago.  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2008, 04:14:37 PM »

AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!

I wonder if it just took the one ballot...

Bishop->Metropolitan JONAH won on the second ballot with around 475 votes.  AXIOS!  Eis polla eti dhespota!
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2008, 04:22:15 PM »

Btw, he had a single vote 4 years ago - just to share.   Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2008, 04:23:48 PM »

Eis polla eti, despota!
Axios to Met. Jonah. God grant him many years.  (On a side note)  Is "Eis polla....", Slavonic? Had to sing it in choir during the bishop's visit.
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2008, 04:24:17 PM »

AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!

I wonder if it just took the one ballot...

Bishop->Metropolitan JONAH won on the second ballot with around 475 votes.  AXIOS!  Eis polla eti dhespota!
Doesn't that make this the first primatial election of the OCA since the days of the Metropolia that the Synod actually selected the popular choice for Metropolitan?  Metropolitans Theodosius and Herman were both selected by the Synod even though neither received the needed majority of the popular vote.
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2008, 04:26:08 PM »

Eis polla eti, despota!
Axios to Met. Jonah. God grant him many years.  (On a side note)  Is "Eis polla....", Slavonic? Had to sing it in choir during the bishop's visit.

"Eis polla..." is Greek.  It means "Many years, Master".  Everybody sings it in Greek, even Slavonic-speaking churches, IIRC.
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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2008, 04:26:16 PM »

Many years!
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2008, 04:27:26 PM »

Eis polla eti, despota!
Axios to Met. Jonah. God grant him many years.  (On a side note)  Is "Eis polla....", Slavonic? Had to sing it in choir during the bishop's visit.
No.  That's Greek.  Slavonic is Mnohaja Leta/Lita (depending on recension).
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2008, 04:29:17 PM »

AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!

I wonder if it just took the one ballot...

Bishop->Metropolitan JONAH won on the second ballot with around 475 votes.  AXIOS!  Eis polla eti dhespota!
Doesn't that make this the first primatial election of the OCA since the days of the Metropolia that the Synod actually selected the popular choice for Metropolitan?  Metropolitans Theodosius and Herman were both selected by the Synod even though neither received the needed majority of the popular vote.

Yes, I believe that's correct.
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« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2008, 04:29:45 PM »

AXIOS!  Many years!
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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2008, 04:31:56 PM »

I'm listening to Met. Jonah's address to the AAC yesterday re: the questions still surrounding the recent scandal.

The OCA is indeed being led by a worthy man now.
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2008, 04:32:54 PM »

Eis polla eti, despota!
Axios to Met. Jonah. God grant him many years.  (On a side note)  Is "Eis polla....", Slavonic? Had to sing it in choir during the bishop's visit.

"Eis polla..." is Greek.  It means "Many years, Master".  Everybody sings it in Greek, even Slavonic-speaking churches, IIRC.
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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2008, 04:37:35 PM »

Axios! Na M'nohaja i Blahaja L'ita to Metropolitan Jonah!
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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2008, 04:43:35 PM »

AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!

I wonder if it just took the one ballot...

Bishop->Metropolitan JONAH won on the second ballot with around 475 votes.  AXIOS!  Eis polla eti dhespota!
Doesn't that make this the first primatial election of the OCA since the days of the Metropolia that the Synod actually selected the popular choice for Metropolitan?  Metropolitans Theodosius and Herman were both selected by the Synod even though neither received the needed majority of the popular vote.

Yes, I believe that's correct.
I'm curious to know where you got this information.
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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2008, 04:44:55 PM »

PtA,

How about here?

http://www.oca.org/HSprimatialelections.html

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« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2008, 04:45:59 PM »

AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!

Many years!
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Axios!
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2008, 04:54:01 PM »

AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!

I wonder if it just took the one ballot...

Bishop->Metropolitan JONAH won on the second ballot with around 475 votes.  AXIOS!  Eis polla eti dhespota!
Doesn't that make this the first primatial election of the OCA since the days of the Metropolia that the Synod actually selected the popular choice for Metropolitan?  Metropolitans Theodosius and Herman were both selected by the Synod even though neither received the needed majority of the popular vote.

Yes, I believe that's correct.
I'm curious to know where you got this information.

What Orual says is true.  I know someone at the AAC and they are forwarding info to a friend of mine, and he told me that +Jonah had the majority of votes on both ballots, and I believe +Job fiinished a strong second on both. 
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2008, 05:20:45 PM »

Eis polla eti, despota!

Like Schultz, I'm listening to Metropolitan JONAH's remarks from yesterday.  I can imagine this had a strong influence on the voting. 

I'm privileged to know him a little bit, having been to St. John's Monastery a few times while he was abbot.  As others have said here, a very worthy man for this very difficult job. 

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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2008, 05:23:47 PM »

AXIOS!

Wow, I'm really surprised. I don't know much about him really, but I've heard only good things.

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« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2008, 05:36:38 PM »

Many years!

(I rely on the opinion and joy of those bross and siss whom expressed it here)
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« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2008, 05:55:55 PM »

..., and I believe +Job fiinished a strong second on both. 
Interesting, considering his clear statement of intent to retire soon...  Shows how much respect both Bishops Job and Jonah inspire in the hearts of the faithful.
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« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2008, 06:14:00 PM »

I'm listening to Met. Jonah's address to the AAC yesterday re: the questions still surrounding the recent scandal.

The OCA is indeed being led by a worthy man now.

I agree!  Here is part of an email fom my foster son who knows him persoanlly -

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I think,  overall, a good choice.  The man has actually BEEN a monk and LIVED in a monastery vs the vast majority of the North American hierarchs.  He is young and energetic.  From what I understand he actually lived with the homeless people in a shelter and is very modest. 

I assume that he will have great allegience to Arbp Dmitri of Dallas, as he is singularly responsible for his elevation to the episcopacy.  I like the fact that he has lived in Russia and has had a chance to get exposed to Orthodox ethos.

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« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2008, 06:28:36 PM »

Many years to the new Metropolitan Jonah! May God grant him wisdom and strength!
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Many years! May this usher in a time of spiritual health, wisdom and growth for all involved!
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Many years to the new Metropolitan Jonah!
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« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2008, 07:21:47 PM »

Muchos Anos , Maestro!
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« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2008, 07:25:36 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2008, 08:25:42 PM »

..., and I believe +Job fiinished a strong second on both. 
Interesting, considering his clear statement of intent to retire soon...  Shows how much respect both Bishops Job and Jonah inspire in the hearts of the faithful.
Yes, everyone I know who wanted his grace Job was torn, because while he would be an outstanding candidate, they didn't want to wish the job on him.  Many years in his greatly earned retirement (earned in the sense that he deserves a rest from the good fight).
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« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2008, 08:36:42 PM »

..., and I believe +Job fiinished a strong second on both. 
Interesting, considering his clear statement of intent to retire soon...  Shows how much respect both Bishops Job and Jonah inspire in the hearts of the faithful.
Yes, everyone I know who wanted his grace Job was torn, because while he would be an outstanding candidate, they didn't want to wish the job on him.  Many years in his greatly earned retirement (earned in the sense that he deserves a rest from the good fight).
That, and it seems pretty clear to me that Bishop Job, at his age, would be little more than a short-term placeholder while Syosset grooms a younger candidate to be elected in just a few years.  It's good that the AAC decided to select a relatively young bishop for the office now, someone who'll be able to rudder the ship for many years to come.
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« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2008, 08:45:35 PM »

Abp. Job is too young to retire - he's only 62!  He just needs to relax and get back into the swing of things....maybe take a few weeks off to visit a monastery or something.  I heard that he was actually physically sick recently about the tought of becoming Metropolitan.
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« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2008, 08:51:12 PM »

Abp. Job is too young to retire - he's only 62!  He just needs to relax and get back into the swing of things....maybe take a few weeks off to visit a monastery or something.  I heard that he was actually physically sick recently about the tought of becoming Metropolitan.

His grace was telling a story one time how someone remarked how well he looked for his age.  When he told him what his age really was, they took the compliment back.

He might be young, but he has earned his name.  I converted in the same parish he did, know a number of people from his tenure in New England, and I went to his cathedral in Chicago for a while.  I know he has been through a lot.
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« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2008, 08:52:03 PM »

Abp. Job is too young to retire - he's only 62!  He just needs to relax and get back into the swing of things....maybe take a few weeks off to visit a monastery or something.  I heard that he was actually physically sick recently about the tought of becoming Metropolitan.
Thanks for the correction.  I was under the impression that he was like 20 years older than you say.
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Abp. Job is too young to retire - he's only 62!  He just needs to relax and get back into the swing of things....maybe take a few weeks off to visit a monastery or something.  I heard that he was actually physically sick recently about the tought of becoming Metropolitan.

If I were in Met. JONAH's shoes I'd look for a replacement for his see right away and let JOB retire in peace.  Electing Abp. Job as metropolitan would have made sense, but he wants to retire very badly and that would have made him a bad choice.  The last thing the OCA needed was someone in the big chair who would have been dying to leave it. 
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« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2008, 09:50:42 PM »

Wow, a non-Slav and ex-Anglican heading the old Russian Metropolia.

Wonderful!

It seems that like the country they wanted change, big time.

I wish him and them well.
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Abp. Job is too young to retire - he's only 62!  He just needs to relax and get back into the swing of things....maybe take a few weeks off to visit a monastery or something.  I heard that he was actually physically sick recently about the tought of becoming Metropolitan.

If I were in Met. JONAH's shoes I'd look for a replacement for his see right away and let JOB retire in peace.  Electing Abp. Job as metropolitan would have made sense, but he wants to retire very badly and that would have made him a bad choice.  The last thing the OCA needed was someone in the big chair who would have been dying to leave it. 

I would think that getting bishops to head the existing vacant see's, along with where he started (southeast) where the bishop is 23 YEARS OLDER would be a bigger priority. 
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« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2008, 10:03:31 PM »

Abp. Job is too young to retire - he's only 62!  He just needs to relax and get back into the swing of things....maybe take a few weeks off to visit a monastery or something.  I heard that he was actually physically sick recently about the tought of becoming Metropolitan.

If I were in Met. JONAH's shoes I'd look for a replacement for his see right away and let JOB retire in peace.  Electing Abp. Job as metropolitan would have made sense, but he wants to retire very badly and that would have made him a bad choice.  The last thing the OCA needed was someone in the big chair who would have been dying to leave it. 

I would think that getting bishops to head the existing vacant see's, along with where he started (southeast) where the bishop is 23 YEARS OLDER would be a bigger priority. 

Well yeeeah, that too... I'm just saying helping JOB retire is one of those things that I hope is on Metropolitan JONAH's "to do" list.  Abp. JOB is probably feeling a lot like a kid in school when it's five minutes to the dismissal bell.  I'm just saying it would be nice if he could be let out a little early.
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« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2008, 10:30:16 PM »

These numbers were sent by an observer:

1st Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 1 name on
ballot):
Archbishop JOB - 212
Archbishop SERAPHIM - 33
Bishop BENJAMIN- 75
Bishop JONAH - 233

2nd Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 2 names on
ballot):
Archbishop JOB - 364
Bishop TIKHON - 75
Bishop BENJAMIN- 140
Bishop JONAH - 473

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« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2008, 11:05:46 PM »

These numbers were sent by an observer:

1st Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 1 name on
ballot):
Archbishop JOB - 212
Archbishop SERAPHIM - 33
Bishop BENJAMIN- 75
Bishop JONAH - 233

2nd Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 2 names on
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Archbishop JOB - 364
Bishop TIKHON - 75
Bishop BENJAMIN- 140
Bishop JONAH - 473

The decision was in the hands of the Holy Synod.

Interesting that Bishop Tikhon appeared on the second ballot.  He's also a former Anglican, and converted at the same Church that Archbishop Job did.
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« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2008, 11:39:35 PM »

These numbers were sent by an observer:

1st Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 1 name on
ballot):
Archbishop JOB - 212
Archbishop SERAPHIM - 33
Bishop BENJAMIN- 75
Bishop JONAH - 233

2nd Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 2 names on
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Archbishop JOB - 364
Bishop TIKHON - 75
Bishop BENJAMIN- 140
Bishop JONAH - 473

The decision was in the hands of the Holy Synod.

Thank you for the great info on distribution of votes, Fr. Vasyl.

Axios! Best wishes to Metropolitan Jonah!

Interesting that Bishop Tikhon appeared on the second ballot.  He's also a former Anglican, and converted at the same Church that Archbishop Job did.


Interesting! It would be very nice to visit that parish!
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« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2008, 12:35:58 AM »

I'm listening to Met. Jonah's address to the AAC yesterday re: the questions still surrounding the recent scandal.
Here's the url:  http://ancientfaith.com/specials/podup/oca15aac/bishop_jonah_addresses_questions

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« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2008, 01:21:10 AM »

hooray! hooray! hooray!
This was a great day for the OCA. I was able to get away from work and be present for this historic event. What a wonderful experience!

Next up: a bishop for our dioceses (Pittsburgh). I think that takes place Saturday.
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« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2008, 02:16:53 AM »

I'm surprised Abp. Seraphim was nominated since he had specifically withdrew from being considered.  Oh well.
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« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2008, 09:31:37 AM »

After listening to his address myself, I have to concur.  Eis polla eti, Despota!  Many years to Metropolitan-Elect Jonah!

I agree. 

Here's a short video from yesterday's voting at the Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh:

http://www.post-gazette.com/multimedia/?videoid=101187

And an article from the same paper:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08318/927528-85.stm


Axios!

p.s. could someone please tell me what "Eis polla eti, Despota!"  means.  I can get the last word, but nothing else.  Thanks!


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p.s. could someone please tell me what "Eis polla eti, Despota!"  means.  I can get the last word, but nothing else.  Thanks!


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« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2008, 09:43:12 AM »

These numbers were sent by an observer:

1st Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 1 name on
ballot):
Archbishop JOB - 212
Archbishop SERAPHIM - 33
Bishop BENJAMIN- 75
Bishop JONAH - 233

2nd Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 2 names on
ballot):
Archbishop JOB - 364
Bishop TIKHON - 75
Bishop BENJAMIN- 140
Bishop JONAH - 473

The decision was in the hands of the Holy Synod.

Thank you for the great info on distribution of votes, Fr. Vasyl.

Axios! Best wishes to Metropolitan Jonah!

Interesting that Bishop Tikhon appeared on the second ballot.  He's also a former Anglican, and converted at the same Church that Archbishop Job did.


Interesting! It would be very nice to visit that parish!

SS Peter and Paul (formerly of Chicago, now of Burr Ridge)
http://www.oca.org/DIRlisting.asp?SID=9&KEY=OCA-MW-CHISPP

The founder, Rev. Peter Semkoff of blessed memory, founded this as his fifth Church of former adherents to the Vatican (his Vatican appointed bishop in Austro-Hungaria told him to go to the Orthodox bishop "you don't have to be Katolik in America."  The parishoners were from what has become Annuciation Byzantine Catholic, the parish of Fr. Loya, a big figure at present, especially when it comes to the "theology of the body."
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SS Peter and Paul (formerly of Chicago, now of Burr Ridge)
http://www.oca.org/DIRlisting.asp?SID=9&KEY=OCA-MW-CHISPP

The founder, Rev. Peter Semkoff of blessed memory, founded this as his fifth Church of former adherents to the Vatican (his Vatican appointed bishop in Austro-Hungaria told him to go to the Orthodox bishop "you don't have to be Katolik in America."  The parishoners were from what has become Annuciation Byzantine Catholic, the parish of Fr. Loya, a big figure at present, especially when it comes to the "theology of the body."

Isn't that the parish who just lost their priest, Fr. Stephen Karaffa (memory eternal!)?  He passed away while attending the AAC.
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These numbers were sent by an observer:

1st Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 1 name on
ballot):
Archbishop JOB - 212
Archbishop SERAPHIM - 33
Bishop BENJAMIN- 75
Bishop JONAH - 233

2nd Round of Nominating by 'the people' (everybody writes 2 names on
ballot):
Archbishop JOB - 364
Bishop TIKHON - 75
Bishop BENJAMIN- 140
Bishop JONAH - 473

The decision was in the hands of the Holy Synod.


Wow, it looks like everyone is voting for change these days.  Cheesy

I feel encouraged by the choice of Bishop JOHAH. Axios!
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Sometimes the brightest sunrise occurs after the darkest of nights.
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Abp. Job is too young to retire - he's only 62!  He just needs to relax and get back into the swing of things....maybe take a few weeks off to visit a monastery or something.  I heard that he was actually physically sick recently about the tought of becoming Metropolitan.

His grace was telling a story one time how someone remarked how well he looked for his age.  When he told him what his age really was, they took the compliment back.

He might be young, but he has earned his name.  I converted in the same parish he did, know a number of people from his tenure in New England, and I went to his cathedral in Chicago for a while.  I know he has been through a lot.

Archbishop Job is a convert? What was his original church and when did he convert?
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Besides the clergy, bishops and monsatics, what lay people get to cast a vote in the OCA Election of a Primate?

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p.s. could someone please tell me what "Eis polla eti, Despota!"  means.  I can get the last word, but nothing else.  Thanks!


"Many years, Master!"

Thank you!


Besides the clergy, bishops and monsatics, what lay people get to cast a vote in the OCA Election of a Primate?

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My understanding is that each parish has 2 delegates who can vote.  One is the parish priest and the other is a lay delegate.  Usually, the lay delegate is the parish President. 

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May Met. Jonah be blessed with many, many years and a fruitful ministry
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Archbishop Job is a convert? What was his original church and when did he convert?

The OCA link talks about this... he is a convert from Episcopal church in the late 70's, during his college years.
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My understanding is that each parish has 2 delegates who can vote.  One is the parish priest and the other is a lay delegate.  Usually, the lay delegate is the parish President. 

Apparently, the number of delegates accorded a parish depends on the number of priests that are assigned to that particular parish.  If your parish has one priest, you are allowed that priest as a delegate plus one lay delegate.  If your parish has two assigned priests, you are allowed those priests plus two lay delegates, etc.
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My understanding is that each parish has 2 delegates who can vote.  One is the parish priest and the other is a lay delegate.  Usually, the lay delegate is the parish President. 

Apparently, the number of delegates accorded a parish depends on the number of priests that are assigned to that particular parish.  If your parish has one priest, you are allowed that priest as a delegate plus one lay delegate.  If your parish has two assigned priests, you are allowed those priests plus two lay delegates, etc.
And for the purposes of counting these parish representatives, Syosset doesn't consider deacons as clergy, so a parish can send its deacon as a lay delegate, which my parish did.
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Hearing our new Metropolitan speak, I am for the first time in a long time filled with true hope for the future of the OCA.  I know it won't be easy to right the ship, but I feel we now have a leader capable of guiding us as we attempt to do so.  AXIOS!
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And for the purposes of counting these parish representatives, Syosset doesn't consider deacons as clergy, so a parish can send its deacon as a lay delegate, which my parish did.

Right.
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Abp. Job is too young to retire - he's only 62!  He just needs to relax and get back into the swing of things....maybe take a few weeks off to visit a monastery or something.  I heard that he was actually physically sick recently about the tought of becoming Metropolitan.

His grace was telling a story one time how someone remarked how well he looked for his age.  When he told him what his age really was, they took the compliment back.

He might be young, but he has earned his name.  I converted in the same parish he did, know a number of people from his tenure in New England, and I went to his cathedral in Chicago for a while.  I know he has been through a lot.

Archbishop Job is a convert? What was his original church and when did he convert?
The Vatican's: his mother was Eastern rite, and I believe his father Latin.  His father disowned him when he converted.  When he used to visit, someone in the parish would contact his mother so they could meet.  His father was reconciled with him some time after he became bishop of Chicago, before his father's death.
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The Vatican's: his mother was Eastern rite, and I believe his father Latin.  His father disowned him when he converted.  When he used to visit, someone in the parish would contact his mother so they could meet.  His father was reconciled with him some time after he became bishop of Chicago, before his father's death.

that's interesting because on the OCA website said he was baptized Episcopalian.  He also talked about having grown up an Episcopalian in his speech on the "Vision for the Future" I heard over at AFR.

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The Vatican's: his mother was Eastern rite, and I believe his father Latin.  His father disowned him when he converted.  When he used to visit, someone in the parish would contact his mother so they could meet.  His father was reconciled with him some time after he became bishop of Chicago, before his father's death.

that's interesting because on the OCA website said he was baptized Episcopalian.  He also talked about having grown up an Episcopalian in his speech on the "Vision for the Future" I heard over at AFR.



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He seems like a very exciting Metropolitan.  Congrats to all OCA members.  May he remain many years.
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« Reply #83 on: November 14, 2008, 09:21:04 AM »



Princess....ialmisry was referring to Vladyka Job....

Ahhh, I knew there had to be mix up somewhere - and it was me!  typical.   Roll Eyes

Thanks for setting me straight
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« Reply #84 on: November 15, 2008, 04:32:05 PM »

Tangent on why the OCA doesn't have a patriarch moved to Faith Issues and merged into this thread:  USA territory
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« Reply #85 on: November 16, 2008, 11:50:56 PM »

Isn't that the parish who just lost their priest, Fr. Stephen Karaffa (memory eternal!)?  He passed away while attending the AAC.

Yes, it is one and the same - may Fr. Stephen's memory be eternal.
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