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 the [[primate]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA). 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.
*[http://www.monasteryofstjohn.org/ Monastery of St. John of San Francisco], where Metr. Jonah was abbot for 12 years
*[http://www.post-gazette.com/multimedia/?videoID=101187 Orthodox Church in America selects new Metropolitan] (video), from the ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette''