Metropolia of the USA and Canada



“Be the shepherds of the flock of God that is entrusted to you: watch over it, not simply as a duty but gladly, because God wants it; not for sordid money, but because you are eager to do it. Never be a dictator over any group that is put in your charge, but be an example that the whole flock can follow. When the chief shepherd appears, you will be given the crown of unfading glory.” [1 Peter 5:2-4]



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METROPOLITAN PRIME BISHOP
Metropolitan Archbishop of the United States and Canada





FR. ARCHDEACON ABBOT SERGIY, MD, M.Div.
Chancellor Archdiocese of USA & Canada
Secretary and Notary of the Holy Synod of Bishops
Abbot of Solus Christi Skete, Milwaukee, WI


“Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Letter to the Colossians 3:12-21).






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