Jonah (Stahlberg) of Washington

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His Grace, Right Reverend '''Jonah (Stahlberg) of Washington''' was the [[Titular bishop|titular Bishop]] of Washington of the [[Orthodox Church in America|Russian Metropolia]] in North America from 1951 to 1955. A former officer of the Imperial Russian Army, he undertook a [[monasticism|monastic]] career late in life.
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'''Bishop Jonah''' (secular name '''Ivan Michael Stahlberg''', {{lang-ru|Иван Михайлович Штальберг}}) was the [[Titular bishop|titular Bishop]] of Washington of the [[Orthodox Church in America|Russian Metropolia]] in North America from 1951 to 1955.
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==Life==
 
==Life==
Bishop Jonah was born in 1894 and emigrated to the United States after the fall of the imperial government of Russia in 1917.  
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Bishop Jonah was born in 1894 and emigrated to the United States after the fall of the imperial government of Russia in 1917. A former officer of the Imperial Russian Army, he undertook a [[monasticism|monastic]] career late in life.
  
 
In 1942, he was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] at the [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. In 1951, he was appointed Bishop of Washington by [[Metropolitan]] [[Leonty (Turkevich) of New York|Leonty]]. After his [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] as [[bishop]], he established his residence in Washington as the rector of the Washington [[parish]] of [[St. Nicholas Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)|St. Nicholas]]. There he managed a national campaign to build a St. Nicholas National War Memorial Shrine, of which the basement was completed in May 1955, a few months before his repose.
 
In 1942, he was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] at the [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. In 1951, he was appointed Bishop of Washington by [[Metropolitan]] [[Leonty (Turkevich) of New York|Leonty]]. After his [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] as [[bishop]], he established his residence in Washington as the rector of the Washington [[parish]] of [[St. Nicholas Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)|St. Nicholas]]. There he managed a national campaign to build a St. Nicholas National War Memorial Shrine, of which the basement was completed in May 1955, a few months before his repose.
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*[http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/history_chronology.html  Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk]
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* [http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/history_chronology.html  Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk]
http://russian.stnicholasdc.org/parishhistory1.html  History of St. Nicholas Cathedral 
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* [http://russian.stnicholasdc.org/parishhistory1.html  History of St. Nicholas Cathedral] 
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Latest revision as of 03:08, June 7, 2013

Bishop Jonah (secular name Ivan Michael Stahlberg, Russian: Иван Михайлович Штальберг) was the titular Bishop of Washington of the Russian Metropolia in North America from 1951 to 1955.

Life

Bishop Jonah was born in 1894 and emigrated to the United States after the fall of the imperial government of Russia in 1917. A former officer of the Imperial Russian Army, he undertook a monastic career late in life.

In 1942, he was tonsured a monk at the Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. In 1951, he was appointed Bishop of Washington by Metropolitan Leonty. After his consecration as bishop, he established his residence in Washington as the rector of the Washington parish of St. Nicholas. There he managed a national campaign to build a St. Nicholas National War Memorial Shrine, of which the basement was completed in May 1955, a few months before his repose.

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Jonah (Stahlberg) of Washington
Preceded by:
Bishop of Washington
1951-1955
Succeeded by:
Kiprian (Borisevich)
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