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David (Mahaffey) of Sitka

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'''David Mahaffey''' (born 1952) is [[archpriest ]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].
Born in 1952 in Altoona, PA. David was received into the Orthodox Christian faith in 1975, two years after his marriage to the former Karen Meterko.
Father David served as a graduate assistant in the Theology Department of the University of Scranton, adjunct lecturer at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, and adjunct lecturer in theology and philosophy at Alvernia University, Melrose Park Campus, Philadelphia, PA. He has served in a wide variety of capacities in the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, including dean of the Philadelphia Deanery.
Delegates to the Assembly of the [[Diocese of Alaska (OCA)|Diocese of Alaska]], which met in Anchorage on September 15, 2012, voted to present the name of Archpriest David Mahaffey in nomination to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Sitka and Alaska of the Orthodox Church in America.
Father David’s name will be presented by His Eminence, Archbishop [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco|Benjamin]], Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Alaska, at a future meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops for consideration and canonical election.

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