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Andrew (Peshko) of Krateia

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In October of 2004, the Ninth [[Sobor]] of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA|Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Diaspora]] nominated Fr. Andriy as bishop for Western Europe. During the Sobor, Metropolitan [[Constantine (Buggan) of Irinoupolis]], First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Diaspora, elevated Fr. Andriy to the rank of [[Archimandrite]].
Archimandrite Andriy was consecrated to the episcopacy on [[December 13]] (the Feast-day of St. Andrew), 2004 at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Chicago. Concelebrating the consecration were Metropolitans Constantine and [[Nicholas (Smisko) of Amissos|Nicholas ]] of the [[American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese|American Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox Diocese]]; Archbishops Vsevolod of Scopelos, [[Anthony (Scharba) of Hierapolis|Anthony]] of the Eastern Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto|Yurij]] of the Eastern Eparchy of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]], [[Job (Osacky) of Chicago|Job]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America|American Orthodox]] [[Diocese of the Midwest (OCA)|Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest]], and [[Nicolae (Condrea) of Chicago|Nicolae]] of the [[Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America and Canada|Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Two Americas]]; and Metropolitan [[Iakovos (Garmatis) of Chicago|Iakovos]] of the Greek Orthodox [[Metropolis of Chicago]], who represented the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]] at the service.
On Saturday, August 23, 2008, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the Extraordinary Church Sobor of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]], Bishop Andriy, along with Bishop [[Ilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton|Ilarion (Rudnyk)]] (elected as bishop of Edmonton and of the Church's Western Eparchy, was elected as ''Bishop of Saskatoon, and Vicar of the Central Eparchy''. This election is yet to be ratified by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, but his Grace has moved to Canada in the meantime already.

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