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Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington

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resignation of His Eminence
[[Image:Jonah Paffhausen.jpg|right|350px|thumb|Metr. Jonah at his election as metropolitan]]
His Beatitude, the Most Blessed '''Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington''' is was the [[primate]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA)until the Holy Synod of Bishops requested and accepted His Eminence's resignation on [[July 7]], 2012. He was elected as metropolitan on [[November 12]], 2008, and was formally [[enthronement|enthroned]] on [[December 28]], 2008, in Washington, D.C. Metr. Jonah is also the first convert to the Orthodox faith to be elected as the OCA's primate.
*[ Monastery of St. John of San Francisco], where Metr. Jonah was abbot for 12 years
*[ Orthodox Church in America selects new Metropolitan] (video), from the ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette''
*[ Metropolitan Jonah tenders resignation] OCA
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