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On Tuesday, October 21st, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America announced the election of Archimnadrite Daniel (Brum) to be Bishop of Santa Rosa, auxiliary for the Diocese of the West. The date and time of the consecration are to be determined and announced. Archimandrite Daniel is currently Rector of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Phoenix, Arizona. The whole diocese rejoices and cries with one voice, "Axios," to Bishop-elect Daniel!

The decree signed by His Beatitude can be downloaded here.

DIOCESE AT WORK - Diocesan Assembly 2014 - 10/17/14

Clergy and lay delegates from throughout the Diocese of the West gathered October 8-9 in Phoenix, Arizona for the annual Diocesan Assembly. Graciously hosted by Igumen Daniel (Brum) and the faithful of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, the two-day assembly discussed many matters of faith and administration, setting a course for 2015 and beyond. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, and the Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, Melanie Ringa, who were invited by His Eminence to join the proceedings and update us on the work of the OCA and the plans for the upcoming All-American Council, to be held in Atlanta, GA, in July of 2015. The highlight of the assembly was the Divine Liturgy concelbrated by both the Metropolitan and the Archbishop on Thursday, to commemorate St. Tikhon of Moscow, the patron saint of His Beatitude.

Leavetaking of Dormition in Calhan - 09/27/14

On the weekend of August 23-24, 2014, His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, along with Andrew Smith, our diocesan administrator, traveled to the Eastern plains of Colorado to celebrate the leavetaking of the Dormition at St. Mary’s Holy Dormition Orthodox Church in Calhan, Colorado.

Rocky Mountain Youth Camp Pics - 09/27/14

The Rocky Mountain Orthodox Youth Camp celebrated it's 30th anniversary with the annual gathering of youth from throughout the Rocky Mountain region August 5-8. Over 175 participants came from Albuquerque to Bozeman, MT and every place in between. The camp was founded by Archpriest Joseph Hirsch of blessed memory.

View pictures from the camp here.


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