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When Metropolitan Pimen was elected [[Patriarch]] in 1971, he appointed Job as assistant and then head of the chancellery of the Department for External Church Relations. In 1974, when Hieromonk Job was thirty-five years old, he was elevated to the rank of [[hegumen]], and on [[December 26]] of the same year, [[archimandrite]].
On [[January 3]], 1975, Archmandrite Job was consecrated Bishop of Zaraysk in Moscow by Patriarch Pimen at the Epiphany Patriarchal Cathedral. Present in consecration were metropolitans Filaret (Denisenko) of Kiev (1968–1992) and [[Juvenaly (Poyarkov) of Krutitsy|Juvenaly (Poyarkov) of Tula]] (1971–1977), archbishops [[Pitirim (Nechayev) of Volokolamsk]] (1963–2003) and [[Vladimir (Sabodan) of Kiev|Vladimir (Sabodan) of Dmitrovsk]] (1973–1982), and bishops Serapion (Faleev) of Podolsk (1972–1975) and Chrysostom (Martishkin) of Kirsk (1974–1984).
Bishop Job served as vicar to the Eparchy of Moscow, entrusted with the administration of the Patriarchal parishes in North America, mainly in Canada, for one year.<ref group=note>The [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia|ROCOR]] would only recognize the Moscow Patriarchate in 2006. Until then, the two acted as different ecclesiastical bodies in North America. Bishop Job managed the churches belonging to the Patriarchate.</ref> On July 19, 1976, he was appointed deputy chairman of the Department for External Church Relations. From June 5 to June 9,
1979, Job headed the pilgrimage group of the Russian Church on a trip to the Holy Land . On December 23 of the following year he was included in the comission of the Holy Synod forthe preparation of the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the [[Baptism of Rus']]. On March 23, 1981, Job he was appointed head of the delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate when visiting Belgrade in Serbia.
On [[April 12]], 1982, Vladyka Job was elevated to the rank of [[Archbishop]] of Zaraysk by Patriarch Pimen. On [[November 30]], 1988, after the 1000th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus', by the decision of the Holy Synod, he was appointed Archbishop of Kostroma in Russia. On [[September 13]], 1989, Archbishop Job was transferred to the Eparchy of Zhytomyr in Ukraine with the dismissal of the DECR. This happened because in the following year the newly-elected [[Alexei II (Ridiger) of Moscow|Patriarch Alexei II]] (1990–2008) would handle the Tomos of Self-Governance to Metropolitan Filaret of the Church of Ukraine.
In 1991, the declaration of independence of the Ukrainian nation motivated a Synod within the Church of Ukraine to discuss its autocephaly, which was passed. Archbishop Job took part in the discussion of the issue, initiating the meeting of hierarchs, clergy, monastics, representatives and laymen of the Church of Ukraine who, on April 30, 1992, demanded the immediate resignation of Filaret. Vladyka Job was a member of the Council of Kharkov, which elected [[Vladimir (Sabodan) of Kiev|Vladimir (Sabodan) of Rostov]] to the see of Kiev.
On [[October 5]], 1994, Archbishop Job was elected the founding Archbishop of Odintsovo in Moscow. He acted again as vicar of the eparchy, being
made founding director of the Patriarchal Publishing House from 1994 to 1995 .
== Notes ==
|after=Porfiriy of Odintsovo