Bishop Gerasim's June 4-5, 2022 visit

All Orthodox and non-Orthodox are welcome!

  • Saturday, June 4:

10:00 am - Tour of new church building of Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, Hattiesburg,
followed by potluck lunch (
click here for map)

5:30 pm - Vespers at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Clinton, Mississippi (click here for map)

  • Sunday, June 5 (at Holy Resurrection):

9:30 am - Greeting and Vesting of Bishop

9:45 am - Pontifical Divine Liturgy with tonsures of Readers and Subdeacons

12 noon - Luncheon - Bishop may speak

Bishop Gerasim (Eliel), Rector of the Cathedral,

Administrator of the Diocese of the South
(see Bio below)

Born in 1961 in Torrance, CA, Bishop Gerasim attended the University of California Irvine and later the University of California Santa Cruz. He entered the St. Herman of Alaska Monastery in 1981, was tonsured a monk in 1992, ordained to the priesthood in 1995, and elevated as Abbot of the monastery in 2000. He served as Abbot until August 2009, regularly visiting two monasteries in Alaska from 1996 to 2009 and overseeing an Orthodox mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

In 2012 he graduated from St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary magna cum laude, and was elevated as Archimandrite in 2013. Since September 2013, he serves as Dean of Saint Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral.

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, His Grace Bishop Gerasim was enthroned as Bishop of Fort Worth by His Eminence Archbishop Alexander.

Besides English and Spanish, Bishop Gerasim speaks fluent Russian.

Click here to visit The Diocese of the South, Orthodox Church in America.