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NEW YORK: December 3, 2008
The Monastic Tonsure of Protopriest John Shaw is Scheduled For Friday 

On Friday, December 5, 2008, after compline at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, His Grace Bishop John of Caracas, with the blessing of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, will perform the monastic tonsure of Protopriest John Shaw. In May, Fr John was selected as the next Bishop of Manhattan. The episcopal consecration of Fr John will take place on December 10, the feast day of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign in New York.