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Bishop-Elect Matthias elevated to rank of Archimandrite

SYOSSET, NY [MW Diocese Communications] -- During the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Saint Tikhon of Moscow, celebrated at Saint Sergius of Radonezh Chapel at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America here Thursday, November 18, 2010, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah elevated Bishop-Elect Matthias [Moriak] to the rank of Archimandrite.

On Tuesday, November 16, the members of the Holy Synod canonically elected Archimandrite Matthias to fill the vacant See of Chicago and the Midwest.

It is anticipated that his consecration and installation will take place in Chicago in May 2011.

Additional information will be posted at it becomes available.

-- Archpriest John Matusiak, Secretary of the Diocese of the Midwest

Metropolitan Jonah presents Archimandrite Matthias with the jeweled pectoral cross.
Metropolitan Jonah presents Archimandrite Matthias with the jeweled pectoral cross.
Metropolitan Jonah presents Archimandrite Matthias with the jeweled pectoral cross.
Archimandrite Matthias, Bishop-Elect of Chicago and the Midwest
Archimandrite Matthias, Bishop-Elect of Chicago and the Midwest
Archimandrite Matthias, Bishop-Elect of Chicago and the Midwest
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