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Andrew (Peshko) of Krateia

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Bishop '''Andriy (Peshko) of Krateia''' is an [[auxiliary bishop]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] of Constantinople. He is the presiding bishop for the Ukrainian Eparchy of Western Europe. At the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]] Sobor of August 22-24, he was elected ''Bishop of Saskatoon, and Vicar of the Central Eparchy'', of that Church. He is based currently resides in LondonWinnipeg, the Metropolitan See of the UOCC, and awaits ratification of his election.
==Life==
Bohdan next returned to the United States, where he was ordained a [[deacon]] at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Chicago by Archbishop [[Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos|Vsevolod]] of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA]], on [[April 8]], 2001. Deacon Bohdan was tonsured as a [[monk]] in 2004, taking the new name of Andriy. Later that year, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Vsevolod and elevated to the rank of [[Hegumen]].
In October of 2004, the Ninth [[Sobor]] of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora]] nominated Fr. Andriy as bishop for Western Europe. During the Sobor, Metropolitan [[Constantine (Bahan) of Irinoupolis]] 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 in Chicago. Presiding was: Metropolitan Constantine (UOC-USA), Archbishop [[Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos]] (UOC-USA), Archbishop [[Antony (Scherba) of Hierapolis]] (UOC-USA), Metropolitan [[Nicholas (Smisko) of Amissos]] (ACROD), Archbishop [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto]]([[UOCC]]), Archbishop [[Job (Osacky) of Chicago]] ([[OCA]]), Archbishop Nicholae of the Romanian Orthodox Church (Romanian Patriarchate), and Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
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.
==SourceSources==
*[http://www.ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news/Bishop_Andriy.shtml Press Release: His Grace Bishop Andriy of London and Western Europe Consecrated]
*http://zarubezhje.narod.ru/av/A_362.htm
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