(Google translation follows)
July 9, 2012, 11:08 Print
Primate of the OCA Metropolitan Jonah has resigned
Archbishop of Washington Metropolitan of All America and Canada Jonah,
Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America (OCA, it is
actually only recognizes autocephaly ROC), sent July 6 members of the
Holy Synod of the Church of his resignation from the position of Primate
of the Church. The statement posted on the official website of the OCA .
July 7 members of the Synod held a preliminary conference on the phone.
The formal meeting of the Synod on this matter is scheduled for July 9.
In a statement, Metropolitan Jonah asks for appointment to any other
department in the OCA. How to recognize Jonah, he does not have "no
ability nor the character traits required for the position of the
Primate, to which I never sought, and which is not wanted."
However, the Metropolitan asks to give him financial assistance, given
the need to "support the parents and sisters."
Finally, he asks a member of the Synod of forgiveness for all the
temptations and troubles, which he delivered to them.
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