New Bishop of Russian True Orthodox Church Ordained in Odesa
On October 21-22, in Odesa, at an extraordinary session of the Hierarchical Synod of the Russian True Orthodox Church (RTOC), a new bishop of the RTOC was ordained. According to www.portal.credo-ru, the newly ordained bishop is the senior priest of the Vinnytsia parish of the RTOC, Hieromonk Savatii (Beskorovainyh).
According to the portal, Bishop Savatii is a little over 30. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop Lazar (Zhurbenko) of Odesa and Tambov in the end of 2003 and served in Odesa before his transfer to Vinnytsia. On February 2, 2009, he was included in the Higher Church Council of the Synod of the RTOC.
The new bishop is an adherent of the traditional ideology of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and the Catacomb Church, honors the memory of new martyrs and martyrs, and has a reputation as a good mentor.