Waymart, Pennsylvania, November 8, 2023
At its session at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago yesterday, the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America canonically elected the next bishop for the Diocese of New England.
Hieromonk Benedict (Churchill), who was nominated by the diocese OCA Diocese of New England, bishopless since 2019, nominates episcopal candidateFr. Benedict is currently the priest of St. George’s Orthodox Church in Edenton, North Carolina, in the OCA’s Diocese of the South.
“>late last month, will thus be the successor to His Eminence Archbishop Nikon, who Archbishop Nikon of Boston (OCA) reposes in the Lord“He exhibited the best traits of a true leader—the ability to listen and the ability to act decisively. We saw him not only as our bishop, but as one of us.””>reposed in 2019, reports the Orthodox Church in America.
Fr. Benedict, formerly a parish priest in North Carolina, was recently tonsured into monasticism at St. Tikhon’s Monastery in Pennsylvania by its abbot Schema-Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer).
And today, Fr. Benedict was elevated to the rank of archimandrite by His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of Chicago.
He will be consecrated to the episcopacy on December 1-2 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Boston.
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