Metropolitan Jonah (born James Paffhausen Jr., October 20, 1959) is an American Orthodox retired bishop who served as the primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) with the title The Most Blessed Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada from his election on November 12, 2008 until his resignation on July 7, 2012. Metropolitan Jonah was the first convert to the Orthodox faith to have been elected as the Primate of the OCA.Title: The Spiritual Process: Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah On Dispassion, Illumination and Deification. Source: Misha Kolitwenzew. Date Published: December 18, 2012. Description:
He speaks about how to reach Dispassion, Illumination and Deification, and how to be aware of the Presence of Christ. This teaching goes very deep and really can only be understood by experience.