Three new ROCOR Bishops
- I am not sure where this "Summary" came from orginally, but I got if from another forum. Probably translated from Russian. I trust is accurate.
Three new Bishops in ROCOR1. Bishop John(?) (Shaw) of Manhattan, NY2. Bishop George (Schaeffer) of Mayfield, PA (I believe its Mayfield,PA. I dont know of any other Mayfield)
3. Bishop Feodosy (Ivashchenko) of Seattle, WA
Does Father John keep his name or does he take a new name when becoming a monastic?
[SUMMARY: The MP Holy Synod, held on June 23, 2008 heard and later
approved the request +Ilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New
York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of the
Russia, to confirm the election of Protopriest John Shaw as bishop of
Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese; Archimandrite George
(Schaeffer) as Bishop Mayfield,vicar of the Eastern American Diocese;
and Archimandrite Feodosy (Ivashchenko) as Bishop of Seattle, vicar of
the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Alex Petrovsky <pyc988@...> wrote:
> Father,JRS: First of all, most of the Patriarchal parishes in the United States had been in the
> What makes these parishes so much different than ROCOR parishes? I'm sure they have
> had the same problems keeping the next generation in the Church (a problem that I
> think is growing even faster among the newer emigres). Or are the ROCOR parishes
> more 'Russian' than the MP parishes in this country? Thank you for your continued
> support of this forum.
former American Metropolia, and then had some sort of conflict, which led them to join
the Patriarchate, often with a lawsuit (which they had won) over the church building.
The ROCOR parishes typically were formed in the late 1940's or early 1950's, by "2nd
emigration" people, that is, by Russians who had left the Soviet Union during World War II,
or else who had been in the Balkans, the Baltic States, China, France or Germany between
ROCOR has some parishes that do not fit that pattern (e.g. Mayfield), and so does the
Patriarchate (e.g. St. Nicholas Cathedral on 97th St.).
Fr. John R. Shaw