Please pass on to your communities to pray for the soul of Archbishop Miron who died in the recent plane crash. I received this from an Orthodox priest via email, I don't know the source:
Among those killed in the crash of the Polish jet plane in Russia was a bishop of the Polish Orthodox Church (see below). Memory Eternal to Archbishop Miron and all those who perished with him!
Orthodox Archbishop Among Dead in Russian Jet Crash
Archbishop Miron (1957-2010)
Archbishop Miron (Chodakowski) Orthodox Ordinary of the Polish Army, Brigadier General and Bishop of Hajnówka, was killed the crash of the presidential aircraft Tu-154. This information was confirmed by the official website of Orthodox Autocephalous Church in Poland. Archbishop Miron was a member of the presidential delegation at the 70th celebrations anniversary of the Katyñ massacre.
The plane crashed as it approached Smolensk. No-one of the 88 passengers, among whom were Lech Kaczynski, his wife, scores of other senior Polish figures and 8 crewmembers survived. The cause of the disaster was likely very dense fog. The plane had difficulty when approaching the airport, its wing hit trees and the plane burst into flames.
Metropolitan Sawa celebrated in the cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene's funeral service for the victims of disaster.
Eternal memory to them! Christ is Risen!
Biography of Archbishop Miron (by Stefan Dmitruk):
Miroslaw Chodakowski was born on 21 October 1957 in Bialystok. He graduated primary school in Bialystok ,Orthodox Seminary in Warsaw and Higher Orthodox Seminary in Jableczna.
17 December 1978 he was tonsured in rassophore, and 9 days later was ordained a deacon. 15 February 1979 he was ordained to hieromonk. In November 1979, Metropolitan of Warsaw and the whole Polish Basil has tonsured in Small Schema hieromonk Miroslaw with the name Miron.
Hieromonk Miron served as governor of the monastery church. St. Onouphrios the Great in Jableczna. He was Rector of the Orthodox Theological Seminary. In 1984 he was elevated to the dignity ihumen, adopted as part of the clergy Bialystok-Gdansk diocese and appointed pastor of the parish church of Annunciation of Our Lady in Supra. In 1990, elevated to the rank of archimandrite and was appointed governor of the monastery in Supra.
11 May 1998, in accordance with the decision of the Council of Bishops of Orthodox Autocephalous Church in Poland, was held at the ingress archimandrite Miron bishop of Hajnówka diocese. 15 August 1998, the Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski appointed bishop Miron Brigadier General and Orthodox Ordinary of Polish Army.
In 2003 he earned a doctorate in theology from the Church's history at the Christian Theological Academy. 10 May 2008 Bishop Miron was raised to the rank of archbishop.