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Miron (Chodakowski) of Hajnówka

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[[Image:Miron (Chodakowski).jpg|right|thumb|250px|Abp. Miron (Chodakowski) of Hajnówka]]
His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Miron (Chodakowski) of Hajnówka''' was the Archbishop of Hajnówka and Orthodox Military Ordinariate for the Polish Army of the [[Church of Poland]], [[Vicar]] of the Diocese of Warsaw and Bialy. He was killed in a tragic airplane crash in Smolensk, Russia with the Polish president, his wife, and many officials of the Polish government on [[April 10]], 2010.
Miroslaw Chodakowski was born on [[October 21]], 1957 in Bialystok,Poland. After completing his primary eduction in Bialystok, Miroslaw entered the Orthodox Seminary in Warsaw in 1972. In 1976, he became a student at the Higher Orthodox Seminary at the [[[[Monastery of St. Onufry (Jableczna, Poland)|Monastery of St. Onufry]] in Jableczna.
After graduating from the [[seminary]], Miroslaw remained at the school as a teacher and school official. On [[December 17]], 1978, he was [[tonsure]]d a rassaphore [[monk]] with the name Miron by Archimandrite Sava. On [[December 26]], 1978, the monk Miron was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by [[Metropolitan]] Basil who also ordained Dn. Miron to the [[priest]]hood on [[February 15]], 1979. In November 1979, Hieromonk Miron professed his vows and was raised to the rank of the little schema. Later in the month, Hrmk. Miron was assigned to the [[monastery]] as the local [[parish]] [[priest]], and vice [[rector]] of the Higher Orthodox Seminary.

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