A Special Assembly of The Diocese of Sitka and Alaska will take place on August 7, 2021 at St. Innocent Cathedral in Anchorage. Metropolitan TIKHON will preside over the one-day assembly during which the clergy and delegates will nominate a new reigning hierarch for the diocese. Bp. DANIEL of the Diocese of the West will also be in attendance. The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will then make the final decision as to who will fill the vacancy.