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[[Image:Abp_seraphim.jpg|right]]His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Seraphim (Storheim), Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada'''
is the ruling [[bishop]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]'s [[Archdiocese of Canada (OCA)|Archdiocese of Canada]], secretary to the [[holy synod]], and Chair of the Church's Department of External Affairs. Archbishop Seraphim also has the distinction of being the first Canadian to be [[ consecration of a bishop|consecrated to the episcopacy]] within the OCA.
Receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta, Seraphim also studied at the Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, British Columbia. A former Anglican [[rector]] and accomplished musician, he was received into the Orthodox Church in 1978, accepting as his heavenly patron St. [[Seraphim of Sarov]]. He then attended [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary]] in Crestwood, New York, where he graduated and received the Master of Theology degree in 1981.
Prior to his consecration to the episcopacy, His
Grace lived at [[New Valaam]] monastery in Finland, and served as a [[parish]] [[priest]] in communities throughout the United States and Canada.
He was consecrated [[auxiliary bishop]] of Edmonton in 1987, and became ruling bishop of the [[archdiocese]] in 1990. He was elevated to the rank of [[archbishop]] at the Spring 2007 meeting of the OCA's Holy Synod.
As secretary of the Holy Synod of the OCA, His Eminence has served in a number of administrative capacities for the holy synod, and has also
traveled extensively in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, and throughout Europe.
Although often on the road visiting the many and far-flung communities of the Archdiocese, as well as representing the OCA internationally, Abp. Seraphim's residence is an hour south of Ottawa, near Johnstown, at the Archdiocesan Centre, Fair Haven.
* [[Archdiocese of Canada (OCA)]]
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