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|−|[[Image:Alexis of Wilkes-Barre tomb.jpg|100px|left]] Our righteous father '''''[[ Alexis of Wilkes-Barre]]''' '' was a [[missionary]] [[priest]], sent from his homeland in Slovakia as a [[Uniate]], who, in order to serve and protect his flock in the United States in a hostile Latin environment, recognized the need to lead them in a return to their Orthodox Christian heritage. Father Alexis Toth gained the distinction of being the first Uniate Greek Rite Catholic priest in America to lead his people in reunion with the Orthodox Church. | |
|−|Having been sent originally to America to be a missionary to the immigrants, Father Alexis, in his new role, was to fulfill his destiny as the missionary leading his people back to the Orthodox Church. Through his efforts over 20,000 Carpatho-Russian and Galician uniates were re-united with the Orthodox Church. On [[May 7]], 1909, he died and was buried in a special shrine at the [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)]]. On [[May 29]], 1994, Protopresbyter Alexis Toth was [[glorification|glorified]] as St. Alexis of Wilkes- Barre. His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[May 7]]. | |
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The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."
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