New Bishops Join Assembly

Monday, December 19, 2011

Five new bishops have recently been consecrated for the Church in North America and have joined the Assembly of Bishops of North and Central America:

Bishop Ignatius was consecrated to the sacred episcopacy on July 10th as an auxiliary bishop for the Antiochian Archdiocese of Mexico;

Bishop John was consecrated to the sacred episcopacy on December 11th as the auxiliary bishop for Worcester and the Diocese of New England of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America;

Bishop Anthony was consecrated to the sacred episcopacy on December 11th as the auxiliary bishop for Toledo and the Diocese of the Midwest of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America;

Bishop Nicholas was consecrated to the sacred episcopacy on December 11th as the auxiliary bishop for Brooklyn and assistant to the Metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America;

Bishop Sevastianos was consecrated to the sacred episcopacy on December 17th as the auxiliary bishop of Zela and assistant to the Archbishop for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

In addition, two bishops have been recently elevated:

Bishop Savas was enthroned as the Metropolitan of Pittsburgh of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on December 8th;

Bishop Joseph of Los Angeles and the West of the Antiochian Archdiocese was elevated to the dignity of Archbishop on December 11th.