For those Catholics unfamiliar with the workings of the Orthodox Church, the nomination and election of a new Metropolitan Bishop for the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. (ACROD) has been recorded and made available via ACROD’s YouTube channel:
This is a rare and unique view in the inner workings of an Orthodox Church, organized with the blessing and under the protection (omphorion) of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
The former bishop, Metropolitan Nicholas, was quite beloved by his flock and much admired and respected by many others, including many fellow Carpatho-Rusyns in the Byzantine Catholic Church both in America and in our native Eastern European lands.
We pray that Metropolitan Nicholas’ memory be eternal! Vicnaja pamjat, Vladyko!
We also ask God to grant the Metropolitan-elect, Archimandrite Grigorios, many happy, healthy and blessed years!
A a brief biography of Archimandrite Grigorios can be found in this press release, issued by the Diocese.