Jan 28, 2008

Thief steals Bishop's Crown

In Texas, a burglar broke into a Greek Orthodox bishop's car and took away a jeweled crown of gold and silver, which has an estimated worth between $6,000 and $10,000. Bishop Metropolitan Isaiah is based in Denver and is bishop for the Northwest region of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Isaiah said he was dining with others at a restaurant when the break-in occurred. He said the car was parked in a well-lit spot. The burglar also made off with a copy of the New Testament, a veil, a cell phone and a black fabric bag. The bag had special meaning to the ex-Marine because it was given to him years ago by the widow of a fellow Marine.

At a vespers service Saturday night, Isaiah was the only priest with no head covering. He offered a reward of at least $1,000 if the crown is returned without damage. Link


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