Job Getcha

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Job of Telmessos
Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe
Installed December 5, 2013
Predecessor Gabriel of Comane
Ordination June 20, 2003
Consecration November 30, 2013
Personal details
Birth name Ihor Wladimir Getcha
Born (1974-01-31) 31 January 1974 (age 40)
Montreal, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Denomination Eastern Orthodox
Alma mater Brandon University

Job of Telmessos (born Ihor Wladimir Getcha, Russian: Игорь Владимирович Геча; January 31, 1974, Montreal, Canada) is an Eastern Orthodox Archbishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate who was elected to lead the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe in November 2013.


A Ukrainian Canadian, Ihor Getcha was educated at Collège Français (Montreal) and the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. He studied theology at St. Andrew's College, Manitoba and the St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute, Paris from which he was awarded a doctorate, jointly with the Institut Catholique de Paris, in 2003.

On January 9, 2004, he was raised to hegumen, and on July 18 the same year, to archimandrite.

He has worked as a lecturer and professor of church history, liturgy and canon law at various academic institutions including St Sergius, of which he was dean from 2005 to 2007, the Institut Catholique, the University of Fribourg and, since 2009, the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambesy, Switzerland

Having been tonsured a monk and ordained deacon by Metropolitan Basil of Winnipeg of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada at Saint Sophia Cathedral, Montreal in 1996, Getcha has served mostly in the exarchate. He was ordained priest by Archbishop Gabriel of Comane in 2003.

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