Annexes of the Apostolic Succession of the Benedictine
Bishops of the Roman Orthodox Church
through the Second Superior General of the Order,
Metropolitan Archbishop David Edwin Prestridge, O.S.B.
of Chattanooga & Baltimore, Metropolitan of the Americas.


TO ALL THE FAITHFUL, BELOVED IN CHRIST, HEALTH, PEACE, AND APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION, IN THE NAME OF THE + FATHER, AND OF THE + SON, AND OF THE + HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

THESE ANNEXES OF THE LINES OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION OF ARCHBISHOP DAVID EDWIN PRESTRIDGE ARE HEREBY ISSUED FOR THE RECORD, AND PUBLISHED TO ALL THE CHANCERIES OF HOLY CHURCH, SO THAT ALL WHO HAVE NEED TO KNOW OF THESE THINGS MAY HAVE THE CLEAREST INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT HAND. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT THESE ANNEXES ARE ENTIRELY ACCURATE AND FREE OF ERROR. WE ATTEST HEREBY THAT, SO FAR AS CAN BE DISCOVERED FROM THE SACRED ARCHIVES OF THE CHURCH, THE MAIN ANNEXES ARE ACCURATE AND TRUE ACCOUNTS. MAY OUR MERCIFUL GOD FORGIVE US FOR ANY ERRORS WHICH ARE CONTAINED HEREIN.

Recorded in the Year of Our Lord Nineteen Hundred Ninety Nine, and published at the Oratory of St. Aftimios, Patriarchate in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the United States of America. Originals signed & sealed by + David Edwin Prestridge, Patriarch V, by the Grace of God, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Americas, Primate II of the Roman Orthodox Church.

The Eastern Orthodox Lines of Apostolic Succession of
Archbishop David Edwin Prestridge.


PART I - THE AMERICAN ORTHODOX PRIMATIAL LINE,
THROUGH ARCHBISHOP IGNATIUS NICHOLS

Archbishop David Edwin Prestridge - AOC Primate XVIII, Patriarch V Metropolitan of the Americas of the Roman Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church in North America (born August 16, 1948) - was consecrated to the episcopate pursuant to his election by the Holy Synod, clergy and people of the OCCNA on May 5, 1999 and the issuance of the Mandate for his consecration by the North American Holy Synod, as the American Orthodox Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland and Vicar for the South. He was consecrated on June 5, 1999, at Oratory of Saint Herman of Alaska, Baltimore, Maryland by the Primate of the American Orthodox Church, Patriarch Denis Michel Garrison, Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore, assisted by Archbishop Paul Vincent Dolan, OSB, of the Orthodox Catholic church in North America. Bishop David was elevated to Archbishop on July 10, 1999. Upon the retirement of Archbishop Denis Garrison from the active episcopacy, Archbishop David E. Prestridge was appointed Metropolitan Locum Tenens for the Roman Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Catholic Church in North America. He was elected Metropolitan Primate of the Americas by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Catholic Church in North America on August 13, 1999

Bishop Denis Michel Garrison - AOC Primate VIII and XVII, Patriarch IV was consecrated to the episcopate as the American Orthodox Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland for the Mid Atlantic Diocese. He was consecrated on April 13, 1985, at Saint Francis Church in Manhattan, New York City, by the Primate of the American Orthodox Church, Patriarch Francis Joseph Ryan, Metropolitan Archbishop of New York City, assisted by Bishop Joseph (Jozef) Ofton of the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite and by Bishop Carey Leopold Presson of the Western Orthodox Catholic Church.

Archbishop Paul Vincent Dolan was consecrated Bishop at Saint Mary's Mission of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware, on June 13, 1987, assisted by Bishop Carey Leopold Presson and Abp. Rene Bergeron, Abp. Denis Garrison consecrated Paul Vincent Dolan as American Orthodox Bishop of Norfolk, Virginia and Ordinary for the Chaplaincy.

* Bishop Joseph (Jozef) Ofton was consecrated on June 25, 1977 at the Church of the Holy Cross in New York City, New York, for the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite, by Metr. Francis Ryan, assisted by Bishop James Edward Burns and Bishop Bennett Holmes Dayhoff.

* Due to the July 4, 1985 heart attack and stroke suffered by Patriarch Francis, from which he never fully recovered, the North American Holy Synod met on August 28, 1985 and elected Bishop Denis Garrison to succeed as Primate; he was elevated at that time to Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore; he was installed and enthroned by the Holy Synod on April 5, 1986 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Catholic Church in Eldersburg, Maryland, at the Council of Baltimore of the North American Holy Synod.

Bp. Francis Joseph Ryan - AOC Primate VII - was consecrated as the AOC Auxiliary Bishop of New York, December 7, 1969, at the American Orthodox Church Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection, 675 East 183rd Street, the Bronx, New York, by His Eminence, Metropolitan Walter Propheta, assisted by Archbishop John Christian Chiasson. [According to Francis' own report (supported by other oral reports of the fact), Metr.. Walter was also assisted by Metr.. Andrei (William Andrew) Prazsky (Metropolitan Archbishop in Canada of the Autocephalous Slavonic Orthodox Church {In Exile}). The consecration certificate, however, is not signed by Metr.. Andrei. We believe that Metr.. Andrei did indeed assist; all of Metr. Francis' other claims have been proven, so his word is very credible, and, furthermore, the certificate for the elevation of Fr. Francis Ryan to Archpriest on November 10, 1968 is signed by Metr. Walter, Bp. John Christian, and Bp. Andrei, so Metr. Andrei's assistance at the consecration of Francis Ryan is certainly quite a likely possibility. Still, we do not claim Metr. Andrei's succession through Metr. Francis, as we cannot verify it. Nonetheless, we certainly did receive Metr. Andrei's succession through Bp. Joseph (Jozef) Ofton, who was consecrated by Metr. Francis, assisted by Bishop James Edward Burns and Bp. Bennett Dayhoff, because Bp. James Burns was consecrated by Abp. Hubert Augustus Rogers, assisted by Metr. Walter Myron Propheta and Metr. Andrei (W. A.) Prazsky.] As successor to Patriarch Christian I in 1977, Metr. Francis became the Patriarch of the Americas; nonetheless, he rarely used the patriarchal title, preferring to be addressed as Abp. Francis. In the last years of his life, he took monastic vows and the name Metr. James. Metr. James (Francis Ryan), Patriarch III of the Americas, reposed in Christ on December 4, 1987.

Bp. Christian (John Arthur) Chiasson - AOC Primate VI - was consecrated as AOC Auxiliary Bishop of New York, July 31, 1966, at the Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection by Metr. Walter Propheta, assisted by Abp. Theodotus DeWitow Metr. Walter was also assisted by Bp. Theoklitus Kantaris of Salamis, Greece (himself consecrated by Abp. Makarios III {Michael Kykkotis} of the Old Calendar Greek Orthodox succession {Ecumenical Patriarchate}. Bp. Walter Propheta was elevated to Archbishop on March 30, 1965 by Abp. Theodotus and Bp. Theoklitus. Metr. John Christian, on June 17, 1973, was installed as the successor to Metr. Walter Propheta (Patriarch Wolodymyr I) as Patriarch II of the American Orthodox Church at the Cathedral Church of St. Lawrence, at 21 Wadsworth Avenue, Manhattan, New York. Metr. Christian I, Patriarch II of the Americas, reposed in Christ on December 25, 1984.

Bishop Walter (Wolodymyr I) Myron Propheta - AOC Primate V - was consecrated, to carry on the work of the American Orthodox Church which was founded February 2, 1927 and of which Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh was the first primate, as the American Orthodox Bishop of New York on October 3, 1964, at the AOC Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection in the Bronx, by Abp. Joachim Souris of the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church of America, assisted by Abp. Theodotus DeWitow. Bp. Walter incorporated the Church in New York as the American Orthodox Catholic Church, Inc. Bp. Walter was raised to the archiepiscopacy on March 30, 1965 by Abp. Theodotus and Bp. Theoklitus Kantaris, as Metropolitan Archbishop of New York. Metr. Walter was proclaimed by the North American Holy Synod, on January 14, 1968, as Patriarch Wolodymyr I of the American Orthodox Church. Both of the lines of apostolic succession from Abp. Saint Aftimios Ofiesh, those of Bp. Sophronios Bishara and those of Abp. Ignatius Nichols, joined together in Walter Propheta. Metr. Wolodymyr I, First Patriarch of the Americas, reposed in Christ on October 8, 1972.

Abp. Theodotus (Stanislaus Witowski) DeWitow - AOC Primate IV (born February 9, 1890) - was consecrated as Bishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1936, in the Pro-Cathedral Chapel of Saint Joseph of Glastonbury, the See House, New York City, by Abp. Georgius Plummer, Archbishop of New York, assisted by Abp. Ignatius Nichols and by Bp. Irenaeus (Henry Van Arsdale) Parsell, Bishop Auxiliary. Archbishop Theodotus was primate of the Holy Orthodox Church in America (Eastern Catholic and Apostolic), the New York incorporated American Orthodox Church. He saw the need for the continuation of the work of the American Orthodox Church of Saint Aftimios and in 1964 he, along with Archbishop Joachim Souris (also in succession from Abp. Aftimios Ofiesh), consecrated the Ukrainian Orthodox mitered Archpriest, Walter Myron Propheta, as Bishop of the American Orthodox Catholic Church, specifically for that purpose. Abp. Theodotus DeWitow reposed in Christ on April 23, 1969.

Bp. Georgius (George Winslow) Plummer - AOC Primate III - was consecrated Bishop of New York on May 6, 1934, at Holy Trinity Oratory, 321 West 101st St. in New York City, by Abp. Ignatius Nichols, assisted by Bishop Ambrosius (Maitland Ambrose) Raynes. Abp. Georgius and Abp. Ignatius incorporated the American Orthodox Church in New York on March 16, 1936 as the "Holy Orthodox Church in America (Eastern Catholic and Apostolic)". Archbishop Georgius reposed in Christ on January 23, 1944.

Abp. Ignatius (William Albert) Nichols - AOC Primate II - was consecrated in the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Brooklyn, New York, on September 27, 1932 as AOC Bishop of Washington, D.C. and Vicar for the English-speaking Americans by Abp. Aftimios Ofiesh - AOC Primate I, assisted by Bp. Sophronios Bishara and Bp. Joseph A. Zuk, Bishop of New York. Abp. Ignatius Nichols was the first native-born American ever to be consecrated as an Orthodox Bishop. Abp. Ignatius Nichols reposed in Christ on February 6, 1947.

* Bishop Joseph A. Zuk was consecrated by Abp. Aftimios Ofiesh, assisted by Bp. Sophronios Bishara and Bp. Emmanuel Abouhatab, on September 25, 1932 as the AOC Bishop of New York for the Ukrainian jurisdiction of the American Orthodox Church. Bp. Joseph's jurisdiction is today called the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America (Ecumenical Patriarchate). Bp. Joseph was succeeded as primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America by Metropolitan Primate Bohdan T. Shpilka (consecrated in New York in 1937 by order of the Ecumenical Patriarch; Archpriest Walter Myron Propheta [AOC Primate V] was Metr. Bohdan's Chancellor), who was succeeded in December 1966 by Metropolitan-Primate Andrei Kuschak (consecrated by order of the Ecumenical Patriarch). Bp. Joseph Zuk reposed in Christ in February 1934.

* Bishop Sophronios Bishara (born in 1888, his name is also rendered Sophronius Beshara or Bashira) was consecrated as the American Orthodox Bishop of Los Angeles and the West on May 26, 1928, in New York City, by Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh, the first primate of the American Orthodox Church, assisted by Bp. Emmanuel Abouhatab and by His Eminence, Elias II, Metropolitan of Tyre and Sidon of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. Bp. Sophronios Bishara reposed in Christ on October 8, 1940 (not in 1934, as is widely reported).

* Bishop Emmanuel (Rizkallah) Abouhatab (Abo-Hatab) was consecrated, in New York City, on September 11, 1927, as the American Orthodox Church Bishop of Montreal, by Abp. Aftimios Ofiesh, assisted by the Russian Orthodox Bishops, Bishop Theophilus (Theodore Nicholaevich) Pashkovsky, Bishop of Chicago, and Bishop Arseny (Andrew Lvovich) Chavtsov, Bishop of Winnipeg.

Bishop Aftimios (Abdullah) Ofiesh - AOC Primate I - was consecrated on May 13 (N.S.), 1917 (April 30, O.S.) at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, 15 East 97th Street, New York City, by Archbishop Evdokim Basil Mikhailovich Meschersky (Russian Orthodox Archbishop of Alaska and North America, ruling hierarch in the western hemisphere of the Patriarchate of Moscow and All Russia), assisted by Bp. Stephen Alexander Dzubay of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Bp. Alexander Alexandrovich Nemolovsky, Russian Orthodox Bishop of Canada. Aftimios Ofiesh was consecrated Russian Orthodox Bishop of Brooklyn, New York and Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Syro-Arab Mission; in 1923 he was elevated to Archbishop of Brooklyn by Metr. Platon Rozhdestvensky. In 1926, Abp. Aftimios was the Head of the Syrian Greek Orthodox Catholic Mission in North America, First Vicar and the Acting Head of the Russian Orthodox Catholic Jurisdiction in North America, the Archdiocese of Alaska and North America; that is, Abp. Aftimios then was the senior Orthodox Catholic hierarch in the Western Hemisphere. The American Orthodox Church was founded by the Russian Orthodox Authority in the Americas. By the Russian Orthodox Church Charter granted on February 2, 1927, Abp. Aftimios became the first Primate of the American Orthodox Church [AOC], the full formal name of which is The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America [THEOCACNA]. Archbishop Aftimios of Brooklyn reposed in Christ on July 24, 1966. On April 5, 1986, Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh was canonized by the North American Holy Synod of the American Orthodox Church as Saint Aftimios of America. Memory Eternal !!!

Bp. Evdokim Basil Mikhailovich Meschersky was consecrated as a vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Moscow on December 13th (Old Style), 1903, in Moscow, Russia, by Archbishop Macarius (Makarij) Michael Neveskij, assisted by Bp. Innokentij of St. Petersburg, Russia; Bp. Evdokim was Rector of the Novgorod Seminary and later Dean of the Moscow Theological Academy.

Bishop Macarius (Makarij) Michael Neveskij was consecrated in 1884 in Moscow, Russia by Metropolitan Nikon of Moscow.

Metropolitan Nikon of Moscow received the line of episcopal Apostolic Succession which passes through the Holy Patriarchs of Constantinople and the Holy Metropolitans of Kiev, Vladimir, and Moscow, and which originated from the Holy and All-Praised Apostle Andrew the First-Called, Apostle to the Scythians.


PART II - THE SECONDARY AMERICAN ORTHODOX LINE,
THROUGH BISHOP SOPHRONIOS BISHARA

Archbishop David Edwin Prestridge - was consecrated to the episcopate on June 5, 1999, at the Oratory of Saint Herman of Alaska, Baltimore, Maryland by the Primate of the American Orthodox Church, Patriarch Denis Michel Garrison, Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore, assisted by Archbishop Paul Vincent Dolan, OSB, of the Orthodox Catholic church in North America.

Bishop Denis Michel Garrison was consecrated as the American Orthodox Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland on April 13, 1985 by Patriarch Francis Joseph Ryan, Metropolitan Archbishop of New York City, assisted by Bishop Joseph (Jozef) Ofton of the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite and by Bishop Carey Leopold Presson of the Western Orthodox Catholic Church.

Archbishop Paul Vincent Dolan was consecrated Bishop on June 13, 1987. Assisted by Bishop Carey Leopold Presson and Abp. Rene Bergeron, Abp. Denis Garrison consecrated Paul Vincent Dolan as American Orthodox Bishop of Norfolk, Virginia and Ordinary for the Chaplaincy.

Bp. Francis Joseph Ryan was consecrated as the AOC Auxiliary Bishop of New York, December 7, 1969 by His Eminence, Metropolitan Walter Propheta, assisted by Archbishop John Christian Chiasson.

Bishop Walter (Wolodymyr I) Myron Propheta was consecrated American Orthodox Bishop of New York on October 3, 1964 by Abp. Joachim Souris of the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church of America, assisted by Abp. Theodotus DeWitow.

Bp. Joachim Souris was consecrated to the episcopacy for the American Holy Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church on June 2, 1951, at SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Abp. Joseph Klimovicz of the American Holy Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church, assisted by Bp. Peter (Petros) Zurawetzky, Metropolitan Clement Cyril Sherwood, Metropolitan Jozef Zielonka, & Bp. Peter M. Williamowicz. Bp. Joachim later became primate of the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church of America, and yet later became a Bishop of the True Orthodox Church of Greece (Old Calendarists) in Athens, Greece.

Bp. Peter (Petros) Andreas Zhurawetsky was consecrated for the American Holy Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church on October 15, 1950 at SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Abp. Joseph Klimovicz, assisted by Abp. Konstantin Jaroshevich, Bp. Nicholas Bohatyretz, Metropolitan Jozef Zielonka, and Bp. Peter M. Williamowicz. Peter Zurawetzky had been ordained Priest on March 20, 1932 by Abp. Athenagoras Spyrou (who became Patriarch of Constantinople in 1948). In the 1940's, Fr. Peter joined the Alexandrian Exarchate under Bp. Christopher Contogeorge (Christoforos Kontogiorgios). Bp. Peter was raised to the archiepiscopacy on March 14, 1955 by Abp. Konstantin Jaroshevich, Patriarch of the Holy Orthodox Church of Christ and Bp. Miroslav Simonis of the Holy Orthodox Church of Christ. His Holiness, Nikolaos, Patriarch of Alexandria, in a letter dated June 29, 1978, formally recognized Abp. Peter as a canonical Bishop due to his acceptance into the jurisdiction of Bp. Christopher Contogeorge.

* Abp. Konstantin Jaroshevich was consecrated by Bp. Christopher Contogeorge and the Albanian Orthodox Metropolitan Theophan (Fan) Stylian Noli. Bp. Nicholas Bohatyretz was consecrated on Oct. 14, 1950 by Abp. Joseph Klimovicz, assisted by Abp. Konstantin Jaroshevich, Metr. Jozef Zielonka, and Bp. Peter M. Williamowicz.

Bp. Joseph Klimovicz (Klimovitch) was consecrated for the Russian Orthodox Church in 1935, at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, 15 East 97th Street, New York City, by Bishop Arsenias Saltas, assisted by Bp. Nicholas Kedroff (Kedrovsky), Russian Orthodox Bishop of North America and the Aleutian Islands, and by Abp. Benjamin (John Athanasievich) Fedchenkov (Fedtschenkow), Exarch in America of the Holy Synod of Moscow. Bp. Joseph was elevated October 14, 1950 to Archbishop of the American Holy Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church and Patriarch of the Orthodox Catholic Patriarchate of America. Abp. Joseph reposed in Christ on August 20, 1961. (Some records have Bp. Nicholas Kedroff as the principal Consecrator of Bp. Joseph Klimovicz, rather than Bp. Arsenias Saltas.) Bp. Arsenias Saltas was consecrated for the Autocephalous Greek Eastern Orthodox Catholic Apostolic Church of North America, August 25, 1934, at the Church of St. John the Baptist in New York City, by Metropolitan Theophan (Fan) Stylian Noli (the Albanian Orthodox Church primate in America), assisted by Bishop Christopher Contogeorge. Bp. Arsenias Saltas, in 1954, became the Exarch in America of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Bishop Arsenias reposed in Christ on December 4, 1955.

* Metr. Theophan (Fan) Stylian Noli was consecrated by Metropolitan Hierotheos Andon Yaho, then Bishop of Korcha, assisted by Metropolitan Kristofor Kissi (Kisi, Kisis) of Syradon (who was later the Metropolitan Archbishop of Albania), by the authority of the Ecumenical Patriarch, on November 21, 1923 (Old Style) at the Cathedral of St. George in Korcha, Albania; Theophan Noli was consecrated as the Metropolitan of Durrazzo (Durres), Gora, and Shpata and Primate of All Illyria, the Western Sea, and All Albania. Metropolitan Theophan Noli reposed in Christ on March 13, 1965. On April 5, 1986, Metropolitan Theophan Noli was canonized by the North American Holy Synod of the American Orthodox Church as Saint Theophan of America.

. Bp. Christopher Contogeorge (Kontogiorgios), the pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Church (Greek Orthodox Catholic Church), Cedar Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was consecrated for the American Orthodox Church as Bishop of Philadelphia, on February 10, 1934, at the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, 986 Forest Avenue, the Bronx, New York City, by Bishop Sophronios Bishara, AOC Bishop of Los Angeles and the West, assisted by Metropolitan Theophan Noli. Bp. Christopher Contogeorge's episcopate and American Orthodox Church ecclesiastical affiliations were formally ratified by the Ecumenical Patriarch and Abp. Athenagoras of the Greek Archdiocese of North and South America on March 1, 1945. Bp. Christopher Contogeorge, in 1947, became Metropolitan of Pentapolis and the Exarch in America of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Metr. Christopher reposed in Christ on August 30, 1950.

Bishop Sophronios Bishara was consecrated as the American Orthodox Bishop of Los Angeles and the West on May 26, 1928 by Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh, assisted by Bp. Emmanuel Abouhatab and by His Eminence, Elias II, Metropolitan of Tyre and Sidon of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East.

* Bp. Sophronios Bishara consecrated Bp. John Chrysostom More-Moreno in November 1933, from whom the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church in America, under Metropolitan Dismas Markle, is in succession.

Bishop Aftimios (Abdullah) Ofiesh was consecrated on May 13 (N.S.), 1917 (April 30, O.S.) by Archbishop Evdokim Meschersky, assisted by Bp. Stephen Alexander Dzubay of Pittsburgh and Bp. Alexander Alexandrovich Nemolovsky of Canada.

Bp. Evdokim Basil Mikhailovich Meschersky was consecrated as a vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Moscow on December 13th (Old Style), 1903, in Moscow, Russia, by Archbishop Macarius (Makarij) Michael Neveskij, who was consecrated in 1884 in Moscow, Russia by Metropolitan Nikon of Moscow, who received the line of episcopal Apostolic Succession which passes through the Holy Patriarchs of Constantinople and the Holy Metropolitans of Kiev, Vladimir, and Moscow, and which originated from the Holy and All- Praised Apostle Andrew the First-Called, the Apostle to the Scythians.


PART III - THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX COPTIC LINE,
THROUGH BISHOP GABRE MIKAEL KRISTOS

Archbishop David Edwin Prestridge - was consecrated to the episcopate on June 5, 1999, by Patriarch Denis Michel Garrison, Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore, assisted by Archbishop Paul Vincent Dolan, OSB, of the Orthodox Catholic church in North America.

Archbishop Paul Vincent Dolan was consecrated Bishop on June 13, 1987. Assisted by Bishop Carey Leopold Presson and Abp. Rene Bergeron, Abp. Denis Garrison consecrated Paul Vincent Dolan as American Orthodox Bishop of Norfolk, Virginia and Ordinary for the Chaplaincy.

Bishop Denis Michel Garrison was consecrated, on April 13, 1985, by Metr. Francis Ryan, assisted by Bp. Carey Leopold Presson of the Western Orthodox Catholic Church and Bp. Joseph Ofton.

Bishop Carey Leopold Presson was consecrated on September 24, 1983, by Abp. Justo Roque Gonzalez- Trimino, assisted by Bp. Joseph Ofton and Bp. Walter Dobrzynski.

Bp. Justo Roque Gonzalez-Trimino was consecrated on June 26, 1983 by Abp. Jerome Joachim, assisted by Bp. Martin Hill, Bp. Joseph Ofton and Bp. Walter Dobrzynski.

Bishop Martin J. Hill was consecrated, in San Francisco, on February 5, 1983, by Abp. Jerome Joachim, assisted by Archbishop Wallace David de Ortega Maxey and Bishop C. David Luther.

Bishop Charles David Luther was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Emesa, at the Church of All Saints in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 25, 1977, by Abp. Jerome Joachim of Albuquerque, assisted by Bp. Charles Robert McCarthy of Philadelphia, American Orthodox Catholic Church.

Bishop Charles Robert McCarthy was consecrated, at Cite de Marie, Mirabel, Canada, on April 30, 1977, by Abp. Rainer Laufers of the Old Holy Catholic Church in Canada, assisted by Bishop Patrick J. Healy of Philadelphia, Abp. Andre I Barbeau of Canada, Abp. Andre LeTellier, and Bishop Jean Marie Breault.

Bishop Patrick J. Healy was consecrated on January 20, 1973 by Abp. Lawrence F. Pierre of the American Orthodox Catholic Church, assisted by Bishop Gabre Kristos Medhim Jeremiah (David William Worley) and Abp. Christian I Chiasson.

Bishop Gabre Kristos Medhim Jeremiah (David William Worley) was consecrated as Bishop for the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church with the American Orthodox Church, on November 28, 1972 in New York City by Abp. Francis Joseph Ryan, assisted by Bishop Gabre Mikael Kristos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church, and by Bp. James Edward Burns of the American Orthodox Catholic Church. Bishop Gabre Mikael Kristos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America was consecrated as a chorbishop in 1959 in Ethiopia, by Abuna Basilios, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church. Bp. Gabre was raised and consecrated as a Bishop for the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church in 1962 by the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Patriarch, Abuna Basilios.

Abuna Basilios, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church, received the line of episcopal Apostolic Succession which passes through the Holy Patriarchs of Alexandria and the Holy Patriarchs of Ethiopia, and which originated from the Holy and All-Praised Apostle, Saint Mark the Evangelist, Apostle to All- Africa. Saint Frumentius, Abuna Salama, was consecrated by Patriarch Athanasius of Alexandria and then returned home and converted Ethiopia to Christianity. His Markan-Alexandrian line of apostolic succession was passed on by him to the Orthodox Coptic Patriarchs of Ethiopia.



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