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His Beatitude '''Sawa (Hrycuniak)''', [[Archbishop]] of Warsaw and [[Metropolitan]] of All Poland, is the current head of the [[autocephalous]] [[Church of Poland]]. He is the eighth [[hierarch]] to head the Polish [[church]] since it was granted autocephaly by the [[Patriarch of Constantinople]] in 1924. As Archbishop of Warsaw and Metropolitan of All Poland, his residence is in Warsaw at the [[Cathedral]] of [[Cathedral of Mary Magdalen Equal to the Apostles (Warsaw)|Mary Magdalen Equal to the Apostles]].
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His Beatitude '''Sawa (Hrycuniak)''', [[Archbishop]] of Warsaw and [[Metropolitan]] of All Poland, is the current head of the [[autocephalous]] [[Church of Poland]]. He is the eighth [[hierarch]] to head the Polish [[church]] since it was granted autocephaly by the [[Patriarch of Constantinople]] in 1924. As Archbishop of Warsaw and Metropolitan of All Poland, his [[see]] is in Warsaw at the [[Cathedral]] of [[Cathedral of Mary Magdalen Equal to the Apostles (Warsaw)|Mary Magdalen Equal to the Apostles]].
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Born on [[April 15]], 1938, in Sniatycze (near Zamosc), Michal Hrycuniak completed a spiritual [[seminary]] and then enrolled in a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 1957, graduating in 1961.
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Born on [[April 15]], 1938, in Sniatycze (near Zamosc), Michael Hrycuniak completed a spiritual [[seminary]] and then enrolled in a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 1957, graduating in 1961.
  
 
Michal began lecturing at the Orthodox Spiritual Seminary in Warsaw in 1961, and since 1962 he lectured at the Christian Theological Academy (ChAT), something he has continued to do to this day.  In 1964, Michal was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[diaconate]].  In 1966, Dcn Michal received his Ph.D. in Theology from the Orthodox Theologic Faculty of the University of Belgrade, after which he was [[tonsure]]d with the name ''Sawa''.  In the same year, [[hierodeacon|Hdcn]] Sawa was ordained to the [[priest]]hood and was made director of the office of the Metropolitan of Warsaw.  Fr Sawa was elevated to [[archimandrite]] in 1970, and was named prior of St Onufry [[Monastery]], Jableczna.
 
Michal began lecturing at the Orthodox Spiritual Seminary in Warsaw in 1961, and since 1962 he lectured at the Christian Theological Academy (ChAT), something he has continued to do to this day.  In 1964, Michal was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[diaconate]].  In 1966, Dcn Michal received his Ph.D. in Theology from the Orthodox Theologic Faculty of the University of Belgrade, after which he was [[tonsure]]d with the name ''Sawa''.  In the same year, [[hierodeacon|Hdcn]] Sawa was ordained to the [[priest]]hood and was made director of the office of the Metropolitan of Warsaw.  Fr Sawa was elevated to [[archimandrite]] in 1970, and was named prior of St Onufry [[Monastery]], Jableczna.
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In 1990, the president of the Republic of Poland nominated Abp Sawa to be a professor of theology; since March of that year, he has held the Orthodox Theology Chair at the University of Bialystok.  In 1994, having formed the Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish Army, under the blessing of the Holy Synod, he was nominated by the Minister of National Defence as the Elder of Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish Army, entitled a Field Bishop.  In 1996, he was made a brigadier-general.
 
In 1990, the president of the Republic of Poland nominated Abp Sawa to be a professor of theology; since March of that year, he has held the Orthodox Theology Chair at the University of Bialystok.  In 1994, having formed the Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish Army, under the blessing of the Holy Synod, he was nominated by the Minister of National Defence as the Elder of Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish Army, entitled a Field Bishop.  In 1996, he was made a brigadier-general.
  
In 1998, he ceased his role in the Polish army.  In January, due to an illness suffered by Metropolian [[Bazyli (Doroszkiewicz), Metropolitan of Warsaw|Bazyli]], the [[Holy Synod]] made Archbishop Sawa the [[Locum Tenens]] of the Metropolitan throne.  On [[May 12]], 1998, the Holy Synod unanimously elected Archbishop Sawa as Archbishop of Warsaw, Metropolitan of All Poland.  The [[enthronement]] took place on [[May 31]], 1998.
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In 1998, he ceased his role in the Polish army.  In January, due to an illness suffered by Metropolian [[Basil (Doroszkiewicz) of Poland|Bazyli]], the [[Holy Synod]] made Archbishop Sawa the [[Locum Tenens]] of the Metropolitan throne.  On [[May 12]], 1998, the Holy Synod unanimously elected Archbishop Sawa as Archbishop of Warsaw, Metropolitan of All Poland.  The [[enthronement]] took place on [[May 31]], 1998.
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His Beatitude Sawa, Archbishop of Warsaw and Metropolitan of All Poland.

His Beatitude Sawa (Hrycuniak), Archbishop of Warsaw and Metropolitan of All Poland, is the current head of the autocephalous Church of Poland. He is the eighth hierarch to head the Polish church since it was granted autocephaly by the Patriarch of Constantinople in 1924. As Archbishop of Warsaw and Metropolitan of All Poland, his see is in Warsaw at the Cathedral of Mary Magdalen Equal to the Apostles.

Biography

Born on April 15, 1938, in Sniatycze (near Zamosc), Michael Hrycuniak completed a spiritual seminary and then enrolled in a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 1957, graduating in 1961.

Michal began lecturing at the Orthodox Spiritual Seminary in Warsaw in 1961, and since 1962 he lectured at the Christian Theological Academy (ChAT), something he has continued to do to this day. In 1964, Michal was ordained to the diaconate. In 1966, Dcn Michal received his Ph.D. in Theology from the Orthodox Theologic Faculty of the University of Belgrade, after which he was tonsured with the name Sawa. In the same year, Hdcn Sawa was ordained to the priesthood and was made director of the office of the Metropolitan of Warsaw. Fr Sawa was elevated to archimandrite in 1970, and was named prior of St Onufry Monastery, Jableczna.

On the basis of his qualifying thesis, Archim. Sawa became a reader of Orthodox dogmatic theology, and received a Ph.D. in Orthodox dogmatic theology. He was also appointed to the Chair of Dogmatic and Moral Theology at the Christian Theological Academy. In 1979, Archim. Sawa stopped lecturing at the Orthodox Spiritual Seminary in Warsaw. In the same year, Archim. Sawa was consecrated to the episcopacy as head of the Lodz-Poznan diocese. In 1981, he was transferred to the Bialystok-Gdansk diocese. In 1987, Bp Sawa was elevated to Archbishop.

In 1990, the president of the Republic of Poland nominated Abp Sawa to be a professor of theology; since March of that year, he has held the Orthodox Theology Chair at the University of Bialystok. In 1994, having formed the Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish Army, under the blessing of the Holy Synod, he was nominated by the Minister of National Defence as the Elder of Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish Army, entitled a Field Bishop. In 1996, he was made a brigadier-general.

In 1998, he ceased his role in the Polish army. In January, due to an illness suffered by Metropolian Bazyli, the Holy Synod made Archbishop Sawa the Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan throne. On May 12, 1998, the Holy Synod unanimously elected Archbishop Sawa as Archbishop of Warsaw, Metropolitan of All Poland. The enthronement took place on May 31, 1998.

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Sawa (Hrycuniak) of Warsaw
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Lodz-Poznan
1979-1981
Succeeded by:
Simon (Romańczuk)
Preceded by:
?
Archbishop of Bialystok-Gdansk
1981-1998
Succeeded by:
Jakub (Kostiuczuk)
Preceded by:
?
Elder of Orthodox Ordinariate
(Field Bishop) of the Polish Army

1994-1998
Succeeded by:
Miron (Chodakowski)
Preceded by:
Basil (Doroszkiewicz)
Archbishop of Warsaw
Metropolitan of All Poland

1998-present
Succeeded by:
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