Mark (Maymon) of Philadelphia
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[[Image:Mark Maymon2.jpg|right|frame|Bishop Mark (Maymon)]]
His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop '''Mark (Maymon) of Baltimore''' is an [[auxiliary bishop]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]. Formerly a diocesan [[bishop]] of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]], he was received in the OCA during December 2010 after his release by Metr. [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip]] of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
Bp. Mark was born in New Albany, Indiana on [[June 22]], 1958 and [[baptism|baptized]] in the [[Roman Catholic Church]]. After graduation from high school in 1976 he attended Indiana University South East before transferring to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985. In 1987, he received a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University where he accepted a position as Adjunct Professor of Old Testament. Introduced to Orthodox Christianity by Fr. George Eber and his professors of Church History, Bp. Mark was received into the Orthodox Church through Holy [[Chrismation]] in 1989. He then attended [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary]] in Crestwood, New York, where in 1991 he earned a Master of Theology degree.
Bp. Mark was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by Bp. [[Antoun (Khouri) of Miami|Antoun]] on [[August 17]], 1997 and a [[priest]] on [[September 7]], 1997 in the Antiochian Archdiocese. He served as pastor of St. John's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and then at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan,
In 2004, he was elected [[bishop]] by the local synod of the Antiochian Archdiocese. On [[December 5]], 2004, he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus, Syria by Patr. [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV]] and other bishops. He was then [[enthronement|enthroned]] diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest at St. George Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio on [[August 25]], 2005.
After some difficulties regarding the status of the Local Synod in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Bp. Mark refused a transfer from his see and requested a release to the Orthodox Church in America, which was officially granted on December 8, 2010. Effective [[January 1]], 2011, Bp. Mark served as Auxiliary to Metropolitan Jonah of Washington, ruling metropolitan of the OCA, with the title "Bishop of Baltimore", and was administer of the OCA [[Diocese of the South (OCA)|Diocese of the South]].
He presently serves as Administrator of the [[Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania (OCA)|Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania]] and Synodal Liaison for Departments and Commissions of the Orthodox Church in America.
before=[[Michael (Shaheen) of Toledo|Michael (Shaheen)]]|
title=Bishop of Toledo and the Midwest (Antiochian)|
before=[[Nikolai (Soraich) of Sitka|Nikolai (Soraich)]]|
title=Bishop of Baltimore (OCA)|
*[http://www.oca.org/news/2352 Bishop Mark released from Antiochian Archdiocese, received by Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America]
*[http://www.antiochian.org/BishopMARK AOCA: About Bishop Mark]
*[http://www.antiochian.org/node/24504 Metropolitan Philip Grants A Canonical Release For His Grace Bishop Mark To Be Received Into The Orthodox Church In America]
*[http://www.dosoca.org/ Diocese of South] (OCA website)
[[Category:Bishops of Toledo]]
[[Category: Bishops of Baltimore]]
[[Category: St. Vladimir's Seminary Graduates]]
[[Category:Converts to Orthodox Christianity]]
[[Category:Converts to Orthodox Christianity from Roman Catholicism]]
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