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On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting under the presidency of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago, IL, at its Regular Fall 2023 Session, canonically elected the Reverend Hieromonk Benedict (Churchill) as the Bishop of Hartford and the Diocese of New England. Father Benedict had been nominated by the Diocese of New England by their special nominating assembly on October 28, 2023.

Tomorrow, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest will preside at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, at which time he will elevate Fr. Benedict to the rank of archimandrite at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL.

The episcopal ordination has been scheduled for December 1-2, 2023, at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Boston, MA.