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Seminary Alumnus is Consecrated Bishop of Chicago - 05/01/11

At Christ the Savior Church in Chicago, Illinois Archimandrite Matthias [Moriak] was consecrated to the holy episcopacy on Saturday April 30th.

The following day he was installed at Holy Trinity Cathedral as the Bishop of Chicago and all the Midwest.

His Grace graduated from St. Tikhon’s in 2000 and has been an avid supporter of the institution his entire life. A few years later his son Matthew Moriak would follow in his father’s footsteps as a graduate of our institution as well as being ordained to the holy priesthood. He now serves as the head priest of Holy Ghost Orthodox Christian Church in Manville, NJ.

May Christ continue to bless, not only his Grace, but the entire Moriak family.

May God also grant him the guidance and resolve to pastor the Orthodox faithful in the Midwest diocese and may his voice be added to the God directed chorus of voices that make up our Holy Synod of Bishops as they direct the orthodox faithful in North America.

May God preserve them all for many years.

A link to the official announcement is provided below.




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