Miroslaw Chodakowski was born on [[October 21]], 1957 in Bialystok, Poland. After completing his primary eduction in Bialystok, Miroslaw entered the Orthodox Seminary in Warsaw in 1972. In 1976, he became a student at the Higher Orthodox Seminary at the
[[[[Monastery of St. Onufry (Jableczna, Poland)|Monastery of St. Onufry]] in Jableczna.
After graduating from the [[seminary]], Miroslaw remained at the school as a teacher and school official. On [[December 17]], 1978, he was [[tonsure]]d a rassaphore [[monk]] with the name Miron by Archimandrite Sava. On [[December 26]], 1978, the monk Miron was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by [[Metropolitan]] Basil who also ordained Dn. Miron to the [[priest]]hood on [[February 15]], 1979. In November 1979, Hieromonk Miron professed his vows and was raised to the rank of the little schema. Later in the month, Hrmk. Miron was assigned to the [[monastery]] as the local [[parish]] [[priest]], and vice [[rector]] of the Higher Orthodox Seminary.