Former Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church in America

(in alphabetical order)

 

Basil of San Francisco

His Grace Basil

Bishop of San Francisco and the West

Nathaniel of Detroit

His Grace Boris

Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest

  • Date of Consecration: November 11, 1978
  • Date of Election: October 18, 1978
  •  
  • Biography
  • Obituary
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Dmitri of Dallas

His Eminence Dmitri

Archbishop of Dallas and the South

Nikon of Boston

His Eminence Gregory

Arcbishop, Former Bishop of Sitka and Alaska

  • Date of Death: April 15, 2008
  • Date of Consecration: May 13, 1973
  • Name Day: January 25
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Herman of America

His Beatitude Herman

Former Archbishop of Washington,
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

  • Date of Election as Metropolitan: July 22, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1994
  • Date of Consecration: February 10, 1973
  • Date of Election: October 19, 1972
  • Name Day: August 9
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Innocent of Hagerstown

His Grace Innocent

Bishop of Hagerstown

Ireney of America

His Beatitude Ireney

Archbishop of Washington,
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Job of Chicago

His Eminence Job

Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest

  • Date of Death: December 18, 2009
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: March 2004
  • Date of Consecration: January 29, 1983
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1975
  • Name Day: October 28
  •  
  • Biography
  • Obituary
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
  •  
  • Articles
  •   Confession and Repentance
John of San Francisco

His Eminence John

Archbishop of San Francisco and the West

 

 

Jonah of Washington

His Beatitude Jonah

Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

  • Date of Enthronement as Metropolitan: December 28, 2008
  • Date of Election as Metropolitan: November 13, 2008
  • Date of Consecration: November 1, 2008
  • Date of Election: September 4, 2008
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1995
  • Name Day: June 15
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters

His Eminence Kyrill

Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania
and the Bulgarian Diocese

  • Date of Death: June 17, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1992
  • Date of Consecration: August 9, 1964
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 19, 1941
  • Name Day: May 11
  •  
  • Biography
  • Obituary
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Lazar of New Ostrog

His Eminence Lazar

Archbishop of New Ostrog

  • Date of Consecration: September 28, 1990
  • Name Day: June 16
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters

His Grace Mark

Former Bishop of Boston

  • Date of Consecration: November 10, 1979
  • Name Day: January 19
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Nikolai of Sitka

His Grace Nikolai

Former Bishop of Sitka, Anchorage and Alaska

  • Date of Consecration: April 22, 2001
  • Name Day: December 6/19
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Sylvester of Montreal

His Eminence Sylvester

Archbishop of Montreal and Canada

  • Date of Death: May 18, 2000
  • Date of Consecration: April 27, 1952
  • Date of Election: 1952
  •  
  • Biography
  • Obituary
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Theodosius of America

His Beatitude Theodosius

Archbishop of Washington,
Metropolitan of America and All Canada

Bishop Varlaam

His Grace Varlaam

Bishop

  • Date of Consecration: October 2, 1994
  • Name Day: November 19
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters

His Eminence Vladimir

Metropolitan of San Francisco and the West

  • Date of Death: August 2, 1997
  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Retirement (July 1975-1997)
  •    Metropolitan of San Francisco and the West (1974-July 1975)
  •    Auxiliary Metropolitan (OCA) (1972-1974)
  •    Metropolitan of Tokyo and Japan (Church of Russia) (March 1970-1972)
  •    Bishop of Toyko and Japan (1964-March 1970)
  •    Bishop of Kyoto (1962-1964)
  • Date of Elevatioon to Metropolitan: March 1970
  • Date of Consecration: October 14, 1962
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1961
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1959
  • Date of Birth: March 6, 1922
  • Full Name: Vladimir Nagosky
  •  
  • Biography
  • Obituary
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters

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