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New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« on: November 12, 2008, 03:28:32 PM »
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 03:32:17 PM »
Figures that the newly elevated Hierarch would be elected Metropolitan....

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 03:32:29 PM »
Another Chicagoan.

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 03:35:36 PM »
Axios.  May he lead them out of the wilderness.

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 03:37:49 PM »
Many years!
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 03:39:58 PM »
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008, 03:41:43 PM »
Wow...what a pleasant surprise.
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 03:56:45 PM »
WOW!!  :o

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2008, 03:57:35 PM »
 :o  :o  :o 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2008, 04:03:37 PM »
M'nohaya Lita!
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2008, 04:06:04 PM »
Wow...what a pleasant surprise.

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2008, 04:10:01 PM »
Met. Jonah was just consecrated last week?

A coincidence, I'm sure.  :-\

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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.  ;D

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2008, 04:22:15 PM »
Btw, he had a single vote 4 years ago - just to share.   :)
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2008, 04:26:16 PM »
Many years!
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2008, 04:29:45 PM »
AXIOS!  Many years!
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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 #30 on: November 12, 2008, 04:45:59 PM »
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!

Many years!
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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2008, 04:51:07 PM »
Axios!
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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!

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2008, 06:34:29 PM »
Many years! May this usher in a time of spiritual health, wisdom and growth for all involved!
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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
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Many years to the new Metropolitan Jonah!

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2008, 07:25:36 PM »
 ;D

Axios! Axios! Axios!

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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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Re: New OCA Metropolitan: Bp Jonah
« 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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