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David (Mahaffey) of Sitka

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'''Hieromonk David''' (secular name '''David Sterry Mahaffey Jr'''<ref>http://doepa)[Hieromonk S.org/news_070809_1David Mahaffey, Jr.html</ref>) - Hieromonk] is an [[hieromonk]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] who was nominated on [[September 15]], 2012 by the delegates to the Assembly of the [[Diocese of Alaska (OCA)|Diocese of Alaska]] as the candidate for election as Bishop of Sitka and Alaska by the [[Holy Synod]].
==Life==
In 2003, he graduated from the University of Scranton with Bachelors degrees in Theology and Philosophy. In 2005, he also received his Master of Arts degree in theology from the University of Scranton.
In 2007, Fr. David's wife Karen fell asleep in the Lord. <ref>[http://doepa.org/news_070809_1.html] In Memoriam: Matushka Karen Mahaffey</ref> In 2009, he was assigned rector of St. Nicholas Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
On [[September 15]] 2012 he was nominated by the delegates to the Assembly of the [[Diocese of Alaska (OCA)|Diocese of Alaska]] as the candidate for election as Bishop of Sitka and Alaska by the [[Holy Synod]].
On October 9-11, 2012 the Holy Synod of OCA accepted Archbishop [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco|Benjaminā€™s]] presentation of Hieromonk David (Mahaffey) as the nominee for the Episcopal See of Alaska<ref>[http://oca.org/news/headline-news/holy-synod-of-bishops-concludes-fall-session Holy Synod of Bishops concludes fall session]</ref>.
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