Peter (Arihara) of Yokohoma

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His Grace, Peter (Arihara) of Yokohoma was the Bishop of Yokohama, Vicar of the Diocese of Tokyo, of the Church of Japan late in the last decade of the twentieth century. Elected the successor to Metropolitan Theodosius (Nagashima) of Japan in March 2000, he suddenly fell gravely ill and resigned his election before his enthronement.

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The future Bishop Peter received his theological education at St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary in New York. He graduated in 1958. After his ordination into the Holy Orders, Father Peter was tonsured a monk, and served within Japan.

After the death of Metr. Theodosius on May 9, 1999, the Church of Japan made a number of clerical moves toward the election of his successor. On September 6, 1999, Fr. Peter was elevated to the dignity of archimandrite in the Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.

On October 9, 1999, Archim. Peter was consecrated Bishop of Yokohama, Vicar of the Diocese of Tokyo, while Frs. Daniel (Nushiro) and Seraphim (Tsujie) were consecrated as Bishops of Kyoto and Sendai respectively. In March 2000, Archim. Peter was elected by an extraordinary Local Council of the Church of Japan as metropolitan of Japan. Shortly after his election Metropolitan-elect Peter became gravely ill and resigned the election. With his resignation, the Local Council re-convened and on May 6, 2000, elected Bishop Daniel (Nushiro) of Kyoto as metropolitan. Metr. Daniel was enthroned on May 14, 2000, three days after the repose of Bp. Peter on May 11, 2000.

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Peter (Arihara) of Yokohoma
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Bishop of Yokohama
Vicar of Diocese of Tokyo

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