Archives for February 2011

Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission Completes its Work

It looks like the discussion centers around Cyprus (Constantinople objects?) and Georgia (Moscow objects?). Since the rules state the decisions need to be unanimous, these might be sticking points for a while. I doubt the American situation got much play at all. Source: Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church On 26 […]

His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH Addresses the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Washington [VIDEO] [CLOSED]

Talk given by Met. Jonah at St. Nicholas Cathedral (OCA) on Sunday, February 27, 2011. TRANSCRIPT Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet you with the feast of the Last Judgment as we prepare ourselves for the Great and Holy Lenten Fast. It is with sadness today that I address you, not because of the content […]

Holy Synod Announces Changes [CLOSED]

Posted on 02/25 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] — From February 22-24, 2011, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America participated in a retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH led the hierarchs in a review of matters affecting the life of the Orthodox Church in America, including the […] +Jonah Placed on Leave of Absence by Synod [CLOSED]

This report is from and recently posted. Obviously there is a significant degree of tension between Syosset (OCA headquarters) and Met. Jonah. I don’t know the ins and outs of the OCA, but it appears that this report, given the extensive detail, was probably prepared for publication before the suspension (the part beginning with […]

Rumors on Met. Jonah’s Resignation: I put it up, thought better of it, and took it down

Rumors are flying all over the internet that Met. Jonah has resigned. For five minutes I reported the rumor with a disclaimer, then took it down. AOI Observer has an excellent record of accurate reporting, and while I think the story is newsworthy, I do not want the Observer to be part of a train […]