Andrew (Peshko) of Krateia

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Bishop Andriy (Peshko) of Krateia is an auxiliary bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. He is the presiding bishop for the Ukrainian Eparchy of Western Europe. He is based in London.

The bishop was born Bohdan Peshko on April 27, 1972 in Ukraine. He graduated from the St. Petersburg Seminary in 1993, following which he undertook a year of postgraduate study at Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He completed his graduate work at the Kyiv Theological Academy, receiving a Master's degree in 1999.

Bohdan next returned to the United States, where he was ordained a deacon at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Chicago by Archbishop Vsevolod on April 8, 2001. Deacon Bohdan was tonsured as a monk in 2004, taking the new name of Andriy. Later that year, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Vsevolod and elevated to the rank of Hegumen.

In October of 2004, the Ninth Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora nominated Fr. Andriy as bishop for Western Europe. Metropolitan Constantine (Yuhas) of Irinoupolis elevated Fr. Andriy to the rank of Archimandrite. The Bishop-elect was consecrated on December 12, 2004 at St. Volodymyr's in Chicago, by Metropolitan Constantine, , Archbishop Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos, Metropolitan Nicholas (Smisko) of Amissos. Archbishop Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto, and Archbishop Job (Osacky) of Chicago.


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Andrew (Peshko) of Krateia
Preceded by:
Gerasimos (Michaleas)
Bishop of Krateia
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