Nathaniel (Popp) of Detroit

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The Most Reverend '''Nathaniel''', [[Archbishop]] of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, presides over the [[Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (OCA)|Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America]], an [[ethnic diocese]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]. He is also the founder and president of the [[St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies]].
 
The Most Reverend '''Nathaniel''', [[Archbishop]] of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, presides over the [[Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (OCA)|Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America]], an [[ethnic diocese]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]. He is also the founder and president of the [[St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies]].
  
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Abp. Nathaniel was born [[June 12]], 1940 in Aurora, Illinois to a family of Romanian heritage.  In 1966, he was ordained to the [[Presbyter|priesthood]] in the Romanian Uniate Church.  He soon left the Unia and, under the guidance of Archbishop Valeria (Trifa) of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, converted to Orthodoxy on [[February 15]], 1968.  After residing in a [[Monasticism|monastic]] community for several years, Fr. Popp became the rector of a parish in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
  
Consecration Date: [[November 15]], 1980<br>
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On [[November 15]], 1980, Fr. Nathaniel was consecrated Bishop of Dearborn Heights, as an [[auxiliary bishop]] to Abp. Valeria.  He served as bishop until 1984, when Abp. Valeria retired.  On [[November 17]], 1984, Bishop Nathaniel became the ruling hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.  On [[October 20]], 1999, the Holy Synod of the OCA elevated him to the rank of archbishop.
Nameday: [[April 22]]  
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==Contact Info==
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Archbishop Nathaniel traveled to Romania in May 2003, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oradea.
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==Contact information==
 
PO Box 309<br>
 
PO Box 309<br>
 
Grass Lake, MI 49240-0309  
 
Grass Lake, MI 49240-0309  
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Office: 517-522-4800<br>
 
Office: 517-522-4800<br>
 
Fax: 517-522-5907
 
Fax: 517-522-5907
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==External link==
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* [http://www.roea.org/bio-nathaniel.htm Biography]
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Revision as of 21:54, January 12, 2007

The Most Reverend Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, presides over the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, an ethnic diocese of the Orthodox Church in America. He is also the founder and president of the St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies.

Abp. Nathaniel was born June 12, 1940 in Aurora, Illinois to a family of Romanian heritage. In 1966, he was ordained to the priesthood in the Romanian Uniate Church. He soon left the Unia and, under the guidance of Archbishop Valeria (Trifa) of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, converted to Orthodoxy on February 15, 1968. After residing in a monastic community for several years, Fr. Popp became the rector of a parish in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

On November 15, 1980, Fr. Nathaniel was consecrated Bishop of Dearborn Heights, as an auxiliary bishop to Abp. Valeria. He served as bishop until 1984, when Abp. Valeria retired. On November 17, 1984, Bishop Nathaniel became the ruling hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. On October 20, 1999, the Holy Synod of the OCA elevated him to the rank of archbishop.

Archbishop Nathaniel traveled to Romania in May 2003, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oradea.


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Nathaniel (Popp) of Detroit
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Bishop of Dearborn Heights
1980–1984
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Preceded by:
Valerian (Trifa)
Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate
1984–present
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Incumbent
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Contact information

PO Box 309
Grass Lake, MI 49240-0309

Office: 517-522-4800
Fax: 517-522-5907

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