David (Mahaffey) of Sitka

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'''David Mahaffey''' (born 1952) is [[archpriest]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].
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'''David Mahaffey''' is an [[archpriest]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] who was nominated on [[September 15]], 2012 by the delegates to the Assembly of the [[Diocese of Alaska]] as the candidate for election as [[Diocese of Alaska (OCA)|Bishop of Sitka and Alaska]] by the [[Holy Synod]].
  
Born in 1952 in Altoona, PA. David was received into the Orthodox Christian faith in 1975, two years after his marriage to the former Karen Meterko.
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==Life==
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David Mahaffey was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1952. In 1973, he married the former Karen Meterko with whom he had four children.  In 1975, David was received into the Orthodox Christian faith.  In 1997, he received a Master of Divinity degree from [[Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary|St. Tikhon’s Seminary]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  In 2003, he graduated from the University of Scranton with Bachelors degrees in Theology and Philosophy. In 2005, he also received his Master of Arts degree in theology from the University of Scranton.
  
He was ordained to the [[deacon]]ate in 1981 and served throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.
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He was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in 1981 and served at various [[parish]]es of the [[Diocese of Western Pennsylvania (OCA)|Diocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania]].  He was ordained a [[priest]] in 1993 and was assigned as rector of the Church  of St. Michael in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, serving until 2006, when he was transferred to the pastorate of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. In 2007, Fr. David's wife Karen fell asleep in the Lord. In 2009, he was assigned rector of St. Nicholas Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
  
He received his Master of Divinity degree from [[Saint Tikhon’s Seminary]], South Canaan, PA in 1997.
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Fr. David served as a graduate assistant in the Theology Department of the University of Scranton, adjunct lecturer at St. Tikhon’s Seminary, and adjunct lecturer in theology and philosophy at the Melrose Park Campus of Alvernia University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He also has served in a wide variety of capacities in the [[Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania (OCA)|Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania]], including [[dean]] of the Philadelphia Deanery.
  
In 2003, he graduated from the University of Scranton with Bachelors degrees in Theology and Philosophy. Two years later, he received his Master of Arts degree in theology from the same school.
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*[http://oca.org/news/headline-news/diocese-of-alaska-nominates-archprist-david-mahaffey-to-vacant-see-of-sitka Diocese of Alaska nominates Archpriest David Mahaffey to vacant See of Sitka and Alaska]
  
After his ordination to the priesthood in 1993, he served as rector of Saint Michael Church, Old Forge, PA until 2006, when he assumed the pastorate of Holy Trinity Church, Pottstown, PA.
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He and his wife, who fell asleep in the Lord in 2007, raised four children.
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In 2009, he was assigned rector of Saint Nicholas Church, Bethlehem, which he continues to serve.
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Father David served as a graduate assistant in the Theology Department of the University of Scranton, adjunct lecturer at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, and adjunct lecturer in theology and philosophy at Alvernia University, Melrose Park Campus, Philadelphia, PA.  He has served in a wide variety of capacities in the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, including dean of the Philadelphia Deanery.
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Delegates to the Assembly of the [[Diocese of Alaska (OCA)|Diocese of Alaska]], which met in Anchorage on September 15, 2012, voted to present the name of Archpriest David Mahaffey in nomination to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Sitka and Alaska of the Orthodox Church in America.
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Father David’s name will be presented by His Eminence, Archbishop [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco|Benjamin]], Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Alaska, at a future meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops for consideration and canonical election.
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==Sourses==
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* [http://oca.org/news/headline-news/diocese-of-alaska-nominates-archprist-david-mahaffey-to-vacant-see-of-sitka Diocese of Alaska nominates Archpriest David Mahaffey to vacant See of Sitka and Alaska]
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Revision as of 17:08, October 11, 2012

David Mahaffey is an archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America who was nominated on September 15, 2012 by the delegates to the Assembly of the Diocese of Alaska as the candidate for election as Bishop of Sitka and Alaska by the Holy Synod.

Life

David Mahaffey was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1952. In 1973, he married the former Karen Meterko with whom he had four children. In 1975, David was received into the Orthodox Christian faith. In 1997, he received a Master of Divinity degree from St. Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  In 2003, he graduated from the University of Scranton with Bachelors degrees in Theology and Philosophy. In 2005, he also received his Master of Arts degree in theology from the University of Scranton.

He was ordained a deacon in 1981 and served at various parishes of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.  He was ordained a priest in 1993 and was assigned as rector of the Church of St. Michael in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, serving until 2006, when he was transferred to the pastorate of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. In 2007, Fr. David's wife Karen fell asleep in the Lord. In 2009, he was assigned rector of St. Nicholas Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Fr. David served as a graduate assistant in the Theology Department of the University of Scranton, adjunct lecturer at St. Tikhon’s Seminary, and adjunct lecturer in theology and philosophy at the Melrose Park Campus of Alvernia University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He also has served in a wide variety of capacities in the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, including dean of the Philadelphia Deanery.

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