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AK: New Bishop

By | February 28, 2014 - 5:38 pm

David Mahaffey, the new Bishop of Sitka and Alaska at his installation ceremony in Sitka. Photo by Emily Forman, KCAW - Sitka.

David Mahaffey, the new Bishop of Sitka and Alaska at his installation ceremony in Sitka. Photo by Emily Forman, KCAW – Sitka.


Last Sunday, the Orthodox Dioceses of Sitka and Alaska installed David Mahaffey as its 16th Bishop. A historic and ornate ceremony ensued in Sitka, attracting Orthodox Bishops from New York to Quebec. On the steps of St. Michael’s Cathedral, Native elders welcomed Metropolitan Tikhon, the head of the Orthodox Church in America with traditional bread and salt.

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