Western American Diocese
RUSSIAN ORTHODOX
 CHURCH OUTSIDE
 OF RUSSIA
Western American Diocese
A Monastic Tonsure at the Residence of the Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America

On Thursday, December 25, 2014, His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Seattle, Vicar of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, tonsured Peter Karakozov, for many years the personal assistant to His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill, Ruling Bishop of the diocese. He was given the name Peter after Holy New Martyr Peter, Metropolitan of Krutitsa. Monk Peter joins the Brotherhood of St Ignatius (Bryanchaninov) in San Francisco.

Monk Peter will be elevated to the rank of Hierdeacon on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25, 2014 / January 7, 2105.

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