Theodosius (Lazor)

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His Beatitude

Archbishop of Washington, Retired Metropolitan of All America and Canada
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InstalledOctober 25, 1977
PredecessorMetropolitan Irenaeus (Bekish)
SuccessorMetropolitan Herman (Swaiko)
Other postsBishop of Alaska; Bishop of Western Pennsylvania
ConsecrationMay 6, 1967
Personal details
Birth nameFrank Lazor
Born (1933-10-27) 27 October 1933 (age 86)
Canonsburg, PA
DenominationEastern Orthodox
ResidenceCanonsburg, PA.
Alma materWashington 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)