New Archbishop elected for the Exarchate

On Friday 1 November 2013, Archimandrite Job (Getcha) was elected as our new Archbishop by the General Assembly meeting in Paris.

The list of candidates which was proposed by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople was not the same as the one originally put forward by the Archdiocesan Council.  Nevertheless, Archimandrite Job received a sufficient number of votes, and is now bishop elect.

His title will be Archbishop of Telmessos.  He will be consecrated bishop in Constantinople on 30 November 2013, and his enthronement will follow in Paris on 5 December on the feast of St Alexander Nevsky. He will celebrate his first Liturgy as Archbishop at the St Alexander Nevsky cathedral on Friday 6 December 2013.


Click here for photographs of the General Assembly.