Monday, June 30, 2008

Meet Abbot Jonah...

At the recent Diocesan Assembly of the Diocese of the South, Abbot Jonah (Paffhausen) was endorsed as a candidate for auxiliary bishop to assist Archbishop DMITRI.

Abbot Jonah presently serves as spiritual father and confessor to the Monastery of Saint John of San Francisco in Manton, California, which strives to live a traditional monastic life informed by the practice of Valaam Monastery and the Holy Mountain.

A selection of his writings is available as a PDF document, which may be downloaded by clicking here.

UPDATE: Abbot Jonah recently delivered a paper on the episcopacy at a meeting of the Society of Saint Sergius and Saint Alban held at Saint Vladimir's Seminary. It is available here.