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Diocese of Sitka

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[[Image:Alaska.png|thumb|right|Visual representation of the Diocese of Alaska]]
The '''Diocese of Alaska (OCA)'''—in full, the '''Russian Orthodox Diocese of Alaska'''—is a [[diocese]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]. It is currently under the leadership administration of Metropolitan [[Herman(Swaiko) of Washington and New York]], assisted by Bishop [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco]]. Its territory includes the American state of Alaska. The diocese has, since 2007, been struggling with a crisis regarding the leadership of its bishop, including allegations of abuse against both the bishop and the diocesan chancellor, Archimandrite [[Isidore (Brittain)]]. His Grace, the Right Reverend [[Nikolai (Soraich) of Sitka and Anchorage|Nikolai (Soraich)]], the diocesan bishop, was placed on a leave of absence beginning March 4, 2008, which was rescinded shortly thereafter and then reinstated on April 17, 2008. Its territory includes the American state of Alaska.
<!-- ==Diocesan Council==*His Grace, Bishop Nikolai, Chair*Diane Chris, Treasurer*Anna Andrew, Secretary
*Archimandrite Isidore
*V. Rev. Chad Hatfield
*Rev. Thomas Andrew
*Rev. Nicholai Isaac
*Alex Wassillie
==Metropolitan Council Representatives==*Archimandrite Isidore*Anna Andrew-->
*Unalaska Deanery
==External linklinks==
*[ Official website]
*[ Alaskan Orthodox texts (Aleut, Alutiiq, Tlingit, Yupik)]
*[ CNEWA One Magazine, 2006, Vol 32:6 (November) - Orthodox Alaska]
*[ OCA News] (includes information on the crisis in the diocese)
[[Category:OCA Dioceses|Alaska]]
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