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« on: September 16, 2012, 04:30:44 PM »

I do not yet have the official announcement, but have seen word that Fr. David Sterry Mahaffey was nominated by the diocesan assembly for Alaska to be their bishop. He might begin his duties as the diocesan administrator before his consecration. When more official announcements are available, I'll post them.
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 05:18:44 PM »

I do not yet have the official announcement, but have seen word that Fr. David Sterry Mahaffey was nominated by the diocesan assembly for Alaska to be their bishop. He might begin his duties as the diocesan administrator before his consecration. When more official announcements are available, I'll post them.

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 07:07:20 PM »

He's the priest who brought me into the church, so naturally I'm a fan.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 09:03:12 AM »

I pray that yet another Pennsylvanian seeking an episcopacy doesn't end up frozen out in Alaska. It surely has proven to be a challenging environment for many a Bishop. I understand he is a good pastor and a nice man. Axios!
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 09:26:04 AM »

It's official.
http://oca.org/news/headline-news/diocese-of-alaska-nominates-archprist-david-mahaffey-to-vacant-see-of-sitka
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 09:54:17 AM »


Father David is well known and has been a friend to many in ACROD and our prayers are with him as he embarks on this new phase of his priestly mission!
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 12:22:12 AM »

Hmmm…so one wonders what this means for Fr. Gerasim? Will he end up as Bishop of the DoS, somewhere else…or will he just be set aside to go back to being a monk?
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 03:40:22 AM »

I believe Dr. Gerasim will be the rector of Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral until Pascha 2013.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 08:59:48 AM »

He was tonsured: http://doepa.org/news_120924_6.html

That's what I call a misuse of monasticism.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 09:23:04 AM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 09:25:26 AM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Making priests monks for a couple of days, then making them quit it and become bishops.
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 10:38:59 AM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Most everything a Bishop wears when he is not serving is monastic garb, so in theory one should be a monastic.
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 10:40:01 AM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Most everything a Bishop wears when he is not serving is monastic garb, so in theory one should be a monastic.

Tell that to Antiochians.
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 10:48:29 AM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Most everything a Bishop wears when he is not serving is monastic garb, so in theory one should be a monastic.

Tell that to Antiochians.

Most of the Bishops of the Patriarchate of Antioch are tonsured monastics, but this discussion is way off topic.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 10:54:36 AM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Most everything a Bishop wears when he is not serving is monastic garb, so in theory one should be a monastic.

Tell that to Antiochians.

Most of the Bishops of the Patriarchate of Antioch are tonsured monastics

Yeah, one even after his chirotonia.
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2012, 10:28:44 AM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Most everything a Bishop wears when he is not serving is monastic garb, so in theory one should be a monastic.

But the question becomes, what real value and meaning is there in making a priest a monk, for just a few days or weeks, and then ordaining him a bishop?
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012, 12:00:33 PM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Most everything a Bishop wears when he is not serving is monastic garb, so in theory one should be a monastic.

But the question becomes, what real value and meaning is there in making a priest a monk, for just a few days or weeks, and then ordaining him a bishop?
So that there will be no challenges by those who must have a monk for a Bishop, of course.
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 04:26:45 PM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Making priests monks for a couple of days, then making them quit it and become bishops.

Actually it is a fairly common practice, at least in North America.
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 04:36:55 PM »

I know it's practised everywhere but in the Antiochian Patriarchate. I only do not see any sense in that.
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2012, 04:54:58 PM »

Only a tonsured monk can tonsure a monastic, so if a bishop is not tonsured a monastic then they can not tonsure a monk. Simple as that.
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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2012, 05:31:11 PM »

Only a tonsured monk can tonsure a monastic

What about lesser schema abbots or bishops tonsuring other monks for the great schema?
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 05:50:54 PM »

^Just out of curiosity, why exactly?

Making priests monks for a couple of days, then making them quit it and become bishops.

How common is this exactly? In India at least, the tradition is 40 days of strict fasting between the tonsuring and the consecration.
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