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Theodosius (Ivashchenko) of Seattle

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[[Image:Bishop_Theodosy.jpg‎|left|250px|thumb|Bishop Theodosius celebrating Nativity Liturgy January 7, 2009 at [http://www.saintnicholascathedral.com Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral], Seattle, WA.]]His Grace, Bishop '''Theodosius (Ivashchenko)''' is the Bishop of Seattle, [[Vicar]] Bishop of the [[Diocese]] of Western America ]] ([[ROCOR]]).
Bishop Theodosy (Born Yevgeny Sergeyevich Ivashchenko) studied at the Kiev Institute of Technology before attending Kiev Seminary, becoming a [[monk]]; June 8, and being ordained [[Hieromonk]]. He served a [[parish]] 60 km. from Chernobyl, Ukraine for two years before being transferred to the Holy Land, where he served at monasteries on the Mount of Olives and 1964 in Hebron. After moving to the USA and living in a [[monastery]] in Minnesota for several years, he came to San Francisco and was assigned to serve at St.Tikhon’s Russian Orthodox Church. Fr. Theodosius was also a teacher at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Russian School and at St. John’s from 2001 to 2008.<ref>[http://stjohnsacademysf.org/files/FacProfiles6.pdf St. John of San Francisco Academy Faculty Profiles 2007-2008, 5-16-2008]</ref> He was elected [[bishop]] in May 2008 <ref>[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/synod/eng2008/5enmhukaz.html Official Website of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad: May 16, 2008, Decrees of the Council of Bishops.]</ref> , and this election was confirmed by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church on June 23rd.<ref>[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-rocor/message/8831 Interfax, June 23, 2008:The Synod of the Russian Church has, for the first time, confirmed the election of bishops for ROCOR, translated by FrKiev. John Shaw]</ref>
He studied at the Kiev Institute of Technology before attending Kiev Seminary, becoming a [[monk]], and being ordained [[Hieromonk]]. He served a [[parish]] 60 km. from Chernobyl, Ukraine for two years before being transferred to the Holy Land, where he served at monasteries on the Mount of Olives and in Hebron. After moving to the USA and living in a [[monastery]] in Minnesota for several years, he came to San Francisco and was assigned to serve at St.Tikhon’s Russian Orthodox Church. Fr. Theodosius was also a teacher at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Russian School and at St. John’s from 2001 to 2008.<ref>[http://stjohnsacademysf.org/files/FacProfiles6.pdf St. John of San Francisco Academy Faculty Profiles 2007-2008, 5-16-2008]</ref> He was elected [[bishop]] in May 2008<ref>[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/synod/eng2008/5enmhukaz.html Official Website of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad: May 16, 2008, Decrees of the Council of Bishops.]</ref>, and this election was confirmed by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church on June 23rd.<ref>[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-rocor/message/8831 Interfax, June 23, 2008:The Synod of the Russian Church has, for the first time, confirmed the election of bishops for ROCOR, translated by Fr. John Shaw]</ref>  Bishop Theodosius was consecrated on [[September 7]], 2008, at the Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow". Officiating at the consecration were His Eminence [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Metropolitan Hilarion]] of Eastern America and New York; His Eminence [[Mark (Arndt) of Berlin|Archbishop Mark]] of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain; His Eminence [[Kyrill (Dmitrieff) of San Francisco|Archbishop Kyrill]] of San Francisco and Western America; their Graces [[Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Manhattan|Bishop Gabriel]] of Montreal and Canada; [[Michael (Donskoff) of Geneva|Bishop Michael]] of Geneva and Western Europe; [[Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland|Bishop Peter]] of Cleveland; and [[John (BerzinsBērziņš) of Caracas|Bishop John]] of Caracas.
On January 6-9 2009, Bishop Theodosius visited his cathedral in Seattle, WA, [http://www.saintnicholascathedral.com Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral], for the first time. He officiated Nativity Vigil and Liturgy, met with parishioners, the cathedral youth and later visited the [http://www.vashonmonks.com All-Merciful Savior Monastery] on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vashon_Island Vashon Island].
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