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Alejo (Pacheco y Vera) of Mexico City

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His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop '''Alejo (Pacheco y Vera) of Mexico City''' is the newly elected ruling bishop of the [[OCA]]'s [[Exarchate Diocese of Mexico (OCA)|Exarchate Diocese of Mexico]] (succeeding Abp. [[Dmitri (Royster) of Dallas|Dmitri (Royster)]] as , who had been its [[exarch]]). His installation is scheduled for Grace was installed on [[January 18]], 2009 at the Cathedral of the Ascension of Our Lord in Mexico Cityby Metr. [[Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington and New York| Jonah of Washington]] and other members of the [[Holy Synod]]
The future Bishop Alejo was born in Mexico on [[September 6]], 1954, the son of Eusebio Pacheco and Maria C. Cera-Villeda. He was received into the Orthodox faith on [[August 1]], 1972. He pursued studies of Orthodox theology under programs offered by Metr. Antonio Chedraoui, the Antiochian Orthodox Bishop of Mexico City. , which eventually led him to enter the [[monasticism|monastic]] communitylife. On [[July 8]], 1978, he was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] by [[Jose (Cortes y Olmos) of Mexico City|Bishop JoseJosé]] of Mexico City with the name Alejo.
On [[January 14]], 1979, he was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] and assigned to the Cathedral of the Ascension of Our Lord (La Catedral de la Ascension Ascensión del SenorSeñor) in Mexico City. He was ordained a [[priest]] on [[March 1]], 1981. While continuing to serve at the [[cathedral]], he served the many missions throughout the State of ChaipasChiapas.
In 2001, be he was elevated to the [[monastic ]] rank of [[igumen]] by the [[Synod]] of Bishops. Two years later he was elevated to [[archimandrite]]. On [[May 28]], 2005, Archimandrite Alejo was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated ]] Bishop of Mexico City, auxiliary to Metropolitan [[Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York|Herman]], at [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St . Tikhon's Monastery]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, following his election by the Synod of Bishops in March 2005. On [[October 16]], 2008, the Synod of Bishops of the OCA elected His Grace, Bishop Alejo as the ruling Bishop of Mexico City and the Exarchate of Mexico.
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*[ OCA News and Events item His Grace, Bishop Alejo elected ruling bishop of Exarchate of Mexico]
*[ Archimandrite Alejo consecrated Bishop of Mexico City]
*Various OCA news items
==External links==*[ The Most Reverend Alejo] ([[OCA]])*[ Exarchate of Mexico elevated to full diocesan status] [[Category: Bishops]][[Category:21st-century bishops]][[Category:Bishops of Mexico City]][[Category:Orthodoxy in Central America]][[Category:Converts to Orthodox Christianity|Pacheco y Vera, Alejo]][[Category:Converts to Orthodox Christianity from Roman Catholicism|Pacheco y Vera, Alejo]]
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