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The Orthodox Church in America (OCA)
===The Orthodox Church in America (OCA)===
In early 2004, a new Orthodox community under the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America ([[OCA]]) was established on the Big Island of Hawai`i, in Kailua-Kona. In 2007 this was named [http://stjuvenaly.org St. Juvenaly Orthodox Mission]. The administrator of this mission parish is Fr. Matthew Tate, and it is under the oversight of His Eminence, Archbishop [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco]] of the [[Diocese of the West (OCA)|Diocese of the West]].
In 2013, this community purchased a building in [[w:Honomu|Honomu]], on the east side of Hawaiʻi. The east-side mission is now known as [http://ascensionhilo.org Holy Ascension Orthodox Church]. The administrator of these mission parishes is Fr. Matthew Tate, and they are under the oversight of His Eminence, Archbishop [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco]] of the [[Diocese of the West (OCA)|Diocese of the West]]. Fr. George Gray, a retired archpriest from Portland, now lives on the Big Island and cares for the needs of the two parishes.
==A Miracle in the Islands==
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