Theodosius (Lazor)

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His Beatitude
Theodosius
Archbishop of Washington, Retired Metropolitan of All America and Canada
Installed October 25, 1977
Predecessor Metropolitan Irenaeus (Bekish)
Successor Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko)
Other posts Bishop of Alaska; Bishop of Western Pennsylvania
Orders
Ordination 1961
Consecration May 6, 1967
Personal details
Birth name Frank Lazor
Born (1933-10-27) 27 October 1933 (age 80)
Canonsburg, PA
Nationality American
Denomination Eastern Orthodox
Residence Canonsburg, PA.
Alma mater Washington and Jefferson College, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

Metropolitan Theodosius (secular name Frank Lazor; 27 October 1933, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) was the primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) from 1977 until his retirement in 2002.[1] On April 2, 2002, Metropolitan Theodosius (who had suffered a series of strokes) submitted a petition to the Holy Synod of the OCA, requesting his retirement. The Holy Synod granted his request, and announced an election for his replacement to be held on July 22, at the OCA's Thirteenth All-American Council in Orlando He was succeeded by Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko).

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Theodosius". Orthodox Church in America. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 


Preceded by
Irenaeus (Bekish)
Primate of the Orthodox Church in America
October 25, 1977 – April 2, 2002
Succeeded by
Herman (Swaiko)