May 1st marks the tenth anniversary of ARCHBISHOP BENJAMIN'S consecration to the the Holy Episcopate at Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Francisco. With heartfelt joy, we congratulate His Eminence on this auspicious occasion, mindful of the depth of his Archpastoral care for the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Diocese of the West....and until recently, in the Diocese of Alaska. In addition, we acknowledge his tremendous contribution to the work of the Holy Synod.
It is clearly evident that Vladyka Benjamin likes, most of all, to be among his people, His Eminence is constantly on the road, visiting the parishes, monasteries and institutions of our immense Diocese. All of this he does with great energy.....in a spirit of love, patience and generosity.
So on this historic occasion, we join with His Eminence in celebrating this day. We give thanks to God for blessing us with such a caring Archpastor, whose dedication to the flock provides us all with an example of faithful service to Christ and His Church. May God Grant our beloved Archbishop Benjamin Many Years!