Consecration of Archimandrite Job (Getcha) of Telmessos to the Holy Episcopate

November 30, 2013

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, at the Patriarchal Cathedral Church of the Holy Greatmartyr George in the Phanar (a district of Constantinople/Istanbul), the consecration of Archimandrite Job (Getcha) of Telmessos to the Holy Episcopate was celebrated. It was the feast day of the Apostle Andrew the First-called, the patron saint of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. His All-Holiness, Bartholomew I, Patriarch of Constantinople, presided and served at the Divine Liturgy. Concelebrating with His All-Holiness, Patriarch Batholomew I were the members of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and many hierarchs from all over Europe. Present during the services was a delegation from the Vatican, and also a number of government officials of the Republic of Turkey. His Beatitude, the Most Blessed Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada was represented by His Grace Irénée, Bishop of Quebec and Administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada, and by the Secretary of the Archdiocese of Canada, Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko.

After the Divine Liturgy, along with many other hierarchs and government officials, His Grace, Bishop Irénée, accompanied by Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko, attended a reception near the cathedral at the official residence of the Patriarch of Constantinople, and headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Once all the official greetings had been presented, Patriarch Bartholomew gave the blessing to all present. His Grace, Bishop Irénée extended greetings from His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon to His All-Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew, and to the newly-consecrated Job, Archbishop of Telmessos.

Once the official ceremonies were completed, Archbishop Job held a luncheon reception to celebrate his consecration. Present at the luncheon were His All-Holiness, Bartholonew I, Patriarch of Constantinople; several members of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; His Grace, Bishop Irénée; Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko, and many other officials and guests.