Western American Diocese
Western American Diocese
His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill has been Granted a Temporary Leave of Absence

With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, our Ruling Bishop, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America has been granted a leave of absence for the purpose of addressing his health.

His Grace Theodosy Bishop of Seattle has been appointed Тemporary Аdministrator with all of the privileges of a ruling hierarch. His Grace Irenei Bishop of Sacramento will assist Bishop Theodosy with the administration of the Diocese.

At all Divine Services where the Ruling Bishop is commemorated, Archbishop Kyrill’s name is to be remembered as usual. During the period of this temporary situation in all monasteries and churches of the Western American Diocese, Bishop Theodosy’s name will be raised up following Archbishop Kyrill’s, using the formula “our Lord His Grace Theodosy Bishop of Seattle.”

His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill invokes God’s blessing upon the labors of Bishop Theodosy and Bishop Irenei.

Source: Decree No. 6E/2018 of the Western American Diocese

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