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On October 9-11, 2012 the Holy Synod of OCA accepted Archbishop [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco|Benjamin’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>.
On Friday, February 21, 2014, Hieromonk David was consecrated Bishop of Alaska during a Hierarchical Liturgy by [[Metropolitan]] [[Tikhon (Mollard) of Washington]], Archbishop Benjamin, Bishop [[Michael (Dahulich) of New York]], Bishop [[Irineu (Duvlea) of Dearborn Heights]], and Bishop [[Irénée (Rochon) of Quebec City]] at St Innocent Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska. Co-serving the bishops were [[Chancery office of the Orthodox Church in America|Chancellor for the Orthodox Church in America]] [[Archpriest]] [[John A. Jillions]], [[Chancellor]] of the Diocese of Alaska Archpriest Victor Nick, and 40 other priests from around the diocese. A banquet was held in his honor that evening at the University of Alaska’s Lucy Cuddy Center in Anchorage.
* [http://www.stnicholasoca.org/administration.html Hieromonk S. David Mahaffey, Jr. - Hieromonk]
*[http://oca.org/news/headline-news/the-episcopal-consecration-of-bishop-david-of-sitka-and-alaska The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska]