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His Beatitude the Most Reverend [[Metropolitan]] '''[[Ireney (Bekish) of New York]]''' was born on [[October 2]], 1892, in Mezhirech in Lublin province, which today is in southeast PolandAfter graduating from seminary, he [[marriage|married]] and was employed as a [[reader]], until 1916 when he entered the [[clergy]]. After [[ordination]] as a [[deacon]], he was ordained a [[priest]] by [[Bishop]] Seraphim of Belsk on [[August 1]], 1916On [[March 20]], 1952, Fr. John arrived with his family in the United States and was assigned as the priest of Holy Trinity Church in McAdoo, Pennsylvania. On [[March 31]], 1953, his wife Xenia died and was buried in the Holy Trinity cemetery in MacAdoo.
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The '''[[Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America]]''', founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictionsIt is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synodThe Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."
  
After being elected Bishop of Tokyo, then a [[diocese]] in the Metropolia, Fr. John was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] on [[May 28]], 1953, and given the name of Ireney.  Transferred back to the United States on [[June 14]], 1960, Abp. Ireney was appointed Archbishop of Boston and of the Diocese of New England. He was also made a special assistant to Metr. Leonty who was aging and ailing. With Metr. Leonty's death on [[May 14]], 1965, Abp. Ireney was elected [[Locum Tenens]] by the Great Council of Bishops pending the election of a new Metropolitan.
 
  
Under his leadership the central administration continued to mature and negotiations actively began with the [[Patriarch]] of Moscow to resolve the ill feelings that had developed since the Bolshevik Revolution, and which resolved into the granting of [[autocephaly]] to the Metropolia as the [[Orthodox Church in America]].
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The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."


Recently featured: Raphael Morgan, Holy Week, Georges Florovsky, Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria, Paschal Homily, Pachomius the Great. View all featured articles.

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