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« on: November 16, 2010, 12:32:48 PM »

Holy Synod of Bishops gathers for Fall Session, elects Priestmonk Matthias [Moriak] to fill vacant Midwest See
Posted 11/16

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- During the opening session of the fall meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, which opened at the Chancery here on Tuesday morning, November 16, 2010, Priestmonk Matthias [Moriak] was canonically elected to the vacant See of Chicago and the Midwest.

to read the rest:  http://www.oca.org/news/2324
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 12:36:15 PM »

Axios!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 01:25:14 PM »

I think it bears mentioning that "Following a lengthy search process, Father Matthias was nominated from a slate of three candidates by delegates at a special Assembly of the Midwest Diocese convened at Saint Mary Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. His name was then submitted to the Holy Synod for canonical election." That is, Father Matthias was the one and only candidate that was presented to the Holy Synod for canonical election. The same thing happened with Bishop Melchizedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Axios to both Bishop-elect Matthias and the OCA conciliar process that allows diocesan assemblies to nominate one, two or three candidates to the Holy Synod.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 01:30:29 PM »

I think it bears mentioning that "Following a lengthy search process, Father Matthias was nominated from a slate of three candidates by delegates at a special Assembly of the Midwest Diocese convened at Saint Mary Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. His name was then submitted to the Holy Synod for canonical election." That is, Father Matthias was the one and only candidate that was presented to the Holy Synod for canonical election. The same thing happened with Bishop Melchizedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Axios to both Bishop-elect Matthias and the OCA conciliar process that allows diocesan assemblies to nominate one, two or three candidates to the Holy Synod.

AXIOS!

May this same process work for the Diocese of Alaska.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 01:37:09 PM »


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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 01:44:25 PM »

Bishop-elect Matthias' bio is now posted on the OCA site:  http://www.oca.org/news/2325
Rather impressive, I might add.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 03:11:39 PM »

Not that it really matters, but it's sort of exciting for Orthodoxy in America to witness an American-cradle be elected Bishop
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 03:25:03 PM »

I thought the name was familiar; I know his son from camp.  Many years!
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 03:49:12 PM »

Not that it really matters, but it's sort of exciting for Orthodoxy in America to witness an American-cradle be elected Bishop
You are aware that he is not the first?
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 04:08:45 PM »

Not that it really matters, but it's sort of exciting for Orthodoxy in America to witness an American-cradle be elected Bishop
You are aware that he is not the first?

I was semi-aware. It just stood out for some reason. I think, however, it is a bigger testiment to Orthodoxy in America when we see converts leading the Mission. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 07:34:53 PM »

Is it just me or is ACROD providing all the OCA's new bishops?
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010, 08:17:08 PM »

Is it just me or is ACROD providing all the OCA's new bishops?

I count two.
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010, 09:49:27 PM »

I was thinking Bishop Melchisedek was ACROD too but I see I was mistaken.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2010, 10:16:40 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2010, 01:22:45 PM »

I currently attend an OCA Church in NJ and I think the filling of these vacant sees is a great thing. The more voices in the Synod the greater the odds for balance. And since NJ and NY haven't had a Bishop in YEARS it is very refreshing to now Have Bishop Michael to pastor us Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2010, 01:31:13 PM »

I currently attend an OCA Church in NJ and I think the filling of these vacant sees is a great thing. The more voices in the Synod the greater the odds for balance. And since NJ and NY haven't had a Bishop in YEARS it is very refreshing to now Have Bishop Michael to pastor us Smiley

I attend an OCA parish in Naples, FL and it seems that the Diocese of the South is in need of a new hierarch, too. Now that we have the EA, will different jurisdictions be willing "to supply" (for lack of a better term) capable and holy men to be bishops for another jurisdiction? If so, I think that would be great.  Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2010, 02:28:17 PM »

He seems so wonderful.  Though I'm not  in the OCA, I live in the OCA's Midwest Diocese, a wonderful diocese.  The ACROD mission that Fr. Matthias attended, used my GOAA parish in the early '70's while their new edifice was being constructed and is located a very short distance from my parish.  Their founding priest would substitute for my GOAA priest when he would vacation, and upon his retirement, he was the liturgical assistant at my parish.  Knowing Fr. Stephen Jula as I do, I am so pleased to see Fr. Matthias remembering to honor Fr. Stephen, for his youthful inspiration.  Fr. Stephen is retired, Pastor Emeritus of Christ the Savior American Orthodox Church, and attends a GOAA parish near his current residence in a western suburb of Greater Cleveland; he must be so pleased to see a spiritual child becoming a bishop.
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2011, 04:46:52 PM »

Archimandrite Matthew will be consecrated this Saturday.

http://www.oca.org/news/2518
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2011, 12:14:09 AM »

AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!

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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2011, 09:50:35 AM »

AXIOIS! Our loss (ACROD's) is your gain. I am honored to count him as a friend. He is a wonderful man and although now a monk, he is by no means 'otherworldly'or detached from reality. He has led a full and well rounded life and understands pain, loss, suffering and most importantly - love and family - on a personal as well as a pastoral basis. He will add a voice of balance and reason to your Holy Synod. It seems to me that far too many bishops are lacking when it comes to a reality check and Bishop Mathias will come to you a complete person. If we Orthodox can not have a married Bishop, he is surely the next best thing. AXIOS! Christ is Risen!
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