Friday, July 22, 2022

EP meeting notes so far: several bishops installed

(Orthodox Times) - In this session, under the chairmanship of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Job of Telmissos was elected Metropolitan of Pisidia.

Metropolitan Job of Pisidia, born in Montreal, Canada, on January 31, 1974.

He became a monk on May 17, 1998, at the Holy Monastery of Saint Anthony in France (a part of the Simon Petra Monastery on Mount Athos).

He was ordained Deacon in Montreal, Canada, on September 29, 1996, and Presbyter on June 20, 2003, in Paris.

He was ordained Archimandrite on July 18, 2004.

In 2010 he was entered into the Monastic Register of the Holy Monastery of St. George Selinari of the Metropolis of Petra and Heronissos.

From 1992 to 1996 he attended theological studies at St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg, Canada, and at the same time pursued academic studies at the University of Manitoba.

He holds a Master’s Degree from the Institute of Orthodox Theology of St. Sergius of Paris and a Doctorate in Orthodox Theology from the St. Sergius Institute and in Roman Catholic Theology from the Catholic Institute of Paris.

As a Professor of Liturgical and Church History, he has taught at the St. Sergius Institute, the Higher Institute of Liturgy, and the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Catholic University of Paris. Since 2010 he has been a Professor at the Institute for Postgraduate Studies in Orthodox Theology in Sambesi, Switzerland, where he was appointed Dean on February 20, 2019, by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

In 2013 he was elected Archbishop of Telmissos and Patriarchal Exarch of the Russian Orthodox Parishes of Western Europe.

The Metropolitan has a rich pastoral, liturgical, scientific, authorial, and publishing work. He has also offered many services with responsibility and respect for the Holy Canons and the long-standing traditions of the Ecumenical Throne, as a Member of Scientific Institutions and Societies, especially in the fields of Religious Philosophy, Liturgical Theology, in the dialogue between Roman Catholics and Orthodox, and as a Member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches.

He is a beloved brother in Christ of Metropolitan Gerasimos of Petra and Heronissos. He is a frequent visitor to the Holy Metropolis, earning the esteem and respect of the Holy Clergy and the pious flock of the Metropolis since he is distinguished for his piety, seriousness, and theological education.

He was elected Metropolitan of Pisidia on July 22, 2022, by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Also, during the session, Bishop Hilarion of Edmonton was elected Archbishop of Winnipeg and Metropolitan of Canada for the Orthodox Ukrainian Parishes that are under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, as well as Archimandrite Konstantinos Moralis was elected Bishop under the great title of Sassima, Assistant to Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.


  1. Well that's a surprise, I could swear the council of the UOCC (the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada) nominated Metropolitan Job for election as first hierarch of the UOCC.

  2. The council explicitly (and UOCC constitution is lay managed) asked that Hilarion not be elected, nominated Job and then asked that they be allowed to choose a backup if it couldn't be Job.

    1. I swear, it's like Constantinople WANTS its non-Greeks to leave 🤦‍♂️

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    1. Didn't job blow it as head of the Russian exarchate in western Europe? Academic credentials do not equate to leadership and pastoral abilities. Don't the Ukrainians see that the Greeks are playing them?

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  6. A4cbishop Ilrion, the 9ne who dubbed Poreshenko the new Volodimyr.

  7. So there's now an auxiliary to the auxiliary bishop ("metropolitan").