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Job (Smakouz) of Kashira

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On [[June 22]], 1997, Archim. Job was elected Bishop of Kherson and Tauria, in Ukraine, and [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[bishop]] was on [[August 19]], 1997 in the Refectory church of the Venerable Fathers Antony and Theodosius of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. On [[March 30]], 1999, Bp. Job was assigned as administrator of the Ukrainian Diocese of Sumy and Akhtyrka, as well as becoming the rector of the Sumy pastoral theological school and chief editor of the newspaper “Orthodox Sumshina”.
On [[May 24]], 2005, Bp. Job was appointed Bishop of Kashira, Vicar of the Moscow Diocese, and Administrator of the Parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Canada.
On [[March 31]], 2009, the [[Holy Synod]] the Church of Russia appointed Bp. Job acting Administrator of the Parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA, during the period from the return to Russia of the then administrator, Bishop [[Mercurius (Ivanov) of Zaraisk|Mercurius of Zaraisk]], and the arrival of his successor His Eminence Archbishop [[Justinian (Ovchinnikov) of Naro-Fominsk|Justinianof Narofominsk]], Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk, a position he held until early March 2010. He now continues as the administrator of the Canadian parishes.
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