Abp Ofiesh - - - - - - - - - - - -Patriarch Nikon, ST.D
1st Archbishop - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1st Patriarch
The following clergy left because they refused to follow the canons and the Constitution of the Church as written by the Synod that Chartered this Church. The canons also state a bishop should know the canons.
When it was discovered that certain clergy would not obey the canons the Patriarch suggested if they could not obey the canons that they may wish to leave and was advised they would not leave. A few days later they sent a message (by email) that their had been a vote to leave this Canonically established Church. Dominin sent word on behalf of his auxiliary bishops. GeoMichael sent in his resignation by email. Metr. Leland also by email stated he was gone and would be using a name similar to ours. All left without letters because they refused to obey a local canon, the Sacred and Divine canons and the Church constitution. All other claims are just made to make their exit appear to be "orthodox". When it was stated the OCA has a similar local canon the reply was the OCA is not "orthodox". The Local canon, like that of the OCA requires a mandate by the Holy Synod for All ordinations. This canon was intentionally violated.
Our synod, in 1998, stated the Archbishop Presidents position was protected in more direct statements than the 1927 constitution, written by the Russian Synod (Moscow Patriarchate) who issued our Charter, which states that all acts of the synod must be approved by the Archbishop President. Our presiding bishop has full authority similar to that of Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese today.
Abp. Dominic violated the local canon by asking the abbot to ordain without the mandate, and none was ever requested and violated the Sacred and Divine canons (c55 of the 85c) by insulting the Patriarch. The Rudder states in such an instance the individual should be deposed. We have not acted in this matter since their actions show they are not truely orthodox. He also attempted to undermine the authority of the Patriarch and makes statements in an attempt to discredit others.
We view their leaving as the will of God.
We wish to state that by leaving as they have they have no authority to act in Our name and that any ordinations they did in violation of the canons were neither valid or regular. Secret ordinations are not acceptable to us.
We feel that by their stated intent to use a name like ours they are proving our claims that they are not orthodox, just acting like independent wanna-bees.
Bp. Abbot GeoMichael
Abp. John Carroll, United Kingdom
Bp. John Cassian, Columbus, Ohio (deposed)
Bp-Abbot Cyril, Reposed
Abp. George Paul - Reposed
Bp. Ignatus C. - Reposed
Bp. L. Falance, AZ - Reposed
Denis, Paul, Paul II and Andrei - deposed
4 clergy attempted to steal our church name
Viewed as theft of Church property these unorthodox
individuals were deposed and anathamized as the canons direct.
Bp. Cyril W. - Reposed
was not listed as part of the synod. This is documented in the Newspaper