Holy Synod of Bishops meets for fall session

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The fall session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America opened on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, and will conclude on Thursday, October 23.

The session will open with the canonical elections of the candidates nominated to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Ottawa and Canada and the vacant Episcopal See of Chicago and the Midwest.  His Grace, Bishop Irénée of Québec City and Administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada, was nominated by delegates to the Extraordinary Archdiocese Assembly held in Gatineau, QC on October 2, 2014, while Archpriest Paul Gassios—who was tonsured to monastic rank on Monday, October 20, with the name Paul, in honor of Saint Paul the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople—was nominated by delegates to the Special Midwest Diocesan Assembly held in Broadview Heights, OH, on October 7.  [See related…

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