Announcement: The Ordination of His Grace Bishop-elect Benedict of Astoria

On February 15/28, 2024, the Holy Synod elected a new Auxiliary Bishop for the Holy Metropolis of America. His Grace Bishop-elect Benedict was elected to ascend to the High Priesthood, the highest rank of the priesthood, with the title “Bishop of Astoria.” His Grace will be ordained on Thursday, March 1/14, 2024, by His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and the other Holy Hierarchs of our Church at the Holy Monastery of the Archangels in Athikia, Corinth, where His Eminence Metropolitan Emeritus Pavlos and His Grace Bishop Maximus were also ordained. The ordination is fittingly in Greece, where His Grace can come to know his brother Holy Hierarchs in Greece. Bishop-elect Benedict will serve throughout the Holy Metropolis as the auxiliary of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America. We ask all the faithful to pray for His Grace.

UPDATE: Please note that the date of the ordination has been moved to Thursday, March 1/14, 2024 (from 2 days prior).

 

 

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