[[Image:Jonah Paffhausen.jpg|right|350px|thumb|Metr. Jonah at his election as metropolitan]]
His Beatitude, the Most Blessed '''Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington and New York''' is the [[primate]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA). He was elected as metropolitan on [[November 12]], 2008, and is scheduled to be formally
installed on [[December 28]], 2008, in Washington, D.C. Metr. Jonah is also the first convert to the Orthodox faith to be elected as the OCA's primate.