Stephen (Lasko) of Boston

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His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Stephen (Lasko) of Boston was the ruling bishop of the Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America, after the repose of Metropolitan Theophan S. Noli. He brought his diocese into the autocephalous Orthodox Church in America.

Father Stephen Lasko was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Theophan Noli in June 1949 and served at Ss. Peter and Paul Albanian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1951 to 1955. In 1955, he was transferred to the Cleveland, Ohio area. In 1965, Fr, Stephen was nominated to the episcopate and was consecrated bishop by the Holy Synod of the Church of Albania on March 20, 1965 following the repose of Metr. Theophan. In 1970. following the suppression of the Orthodox church in Albania by its communist government and the resultant turmoil within the diocese, Bp. Stephen petitioned the newly autocephalous Orthodox Church in America for reception of his diocese into the OCA.

On October 14, 1971, His Grace, Bishop Stephen and his diocese were received as the Albanian Archdiocese within the OCA. He received the title of Bishop of Boston. Bp. Stephen reposed on Holy Wednesday 1975. He was succeeded by Bishop Mark (Forsberg) in 1976.

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Stephen (Lasko) of Boston
Preceded by:
Theophan (Noli)
Bishop of Boston
1965-1975
Succeeded by:
Mark (Forsberg)
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