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Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington

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[[Image:Jonah Paffhausen.jpg|right|350px|thumb|Metr. Jonah at his election as metropolitan]]
His Beatitude, the Most Blessed '''Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington and New York''' is the [[primate]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA). He was elected as metropolitan on [[November 12]], 2008, and was formally [[enthronement|enthroned]] on [[December 28]], 2008, in Washington, D.C. Metr. Jonah is also the first convert to the Orthodox faith to be elected as the OCA's primate.
before=[[Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York|Herman (Swaiko)]]|
title=[[Diocese of Washington and New York (OCA)|Archbishop of Washington and New York]], <br>[[OCA|Metropolitan of All America and Canada (OCA)]]|
years=2008-2009|after=&mdash;}}{{succession|before=&mdash;|title=[[Diocese of Washington (OCA)|Archbishop of Washington]], <br>[[OCA|Metropolitan of All America and Canada (OCA)]]|years=2009-present|
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