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Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) (b. 1933 in Canonsburg, PA) was the primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) from 1977 until his retirement in 2002. On April 2, 2002, Metropolitan Theodosius (who had suffered a series of strokes) submitted a petition to the Holy Synod of the OCA, requesting his retirement. The Holy Synod granted his request, and announced an election for his replacement to be held on July 22, at the OCA's Thirteenth All-American Council in Orlando He was succeeded by Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko).

Episcopal succession

Episcopal Lineage
Consecrated by: Ireney (Bekish)
Date of consecration: May 6, 1967
Consecrator of
Bishop Date of consecration
Nathaniel (Popp) November 15, 1980
Tikhon (Fitzgerald) May 30, 1987
Nikolai (Soraich) April 22, 2001
Nikon (Liolin) May 25, 2002
Preceded by
Ireney (Bekish)
Archbishop of New York and New Jersey
1977–1981
Succeeded by
Peter (L'Huillier)
Preceded by
Ireney (Bekish)
Primate of the Orthodox Church in America
October 25, 1977–July 21, 2002
Succeeded by
Herman (Swaiko)

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