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    http://www.ocanews.org/news/News4.1.08.html 4.1.08 News Around the OCA • Syosset NY At the Metropolitan Council yesterday, Metropolitan Herman refused to
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      4.1.08
      News Around the OCA

      � Syosset NY
      At the Metropolitan Council yesterday, Metropolitan Herman refused
      to allow the new clergy delegate from Alaska, Fr. Michael Oleksa, to
      be seated at the meeting, or to speak to the Council, thereby
      repudiating the choice of the Alaskan clergy and the decision of the
      interim Diocesan Administrator he himself appointed.

      Fr. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law and Byzantine
      Studies at St. Vladimir's Seminary, resigned as the canonical
      advisor to the Synod following the most recent Synod meeting last
      Thursday.

      Mr. James Perry, Esq., who had been called back by the Metropolitan
      following the conclusion of the Kondratick trial to advise on legal
      issues, resigned as well following the most recent Synod meeting.
      Fr. Zaccheaus (Wood) has returned to Moscow without being
      interviewed by the Special Investigative Committee. The
      Archimandrite, and both Metropolitans Herman and Theodosius were to
      have been interviewed this past week.

      � Anchorage AK
      In an interview with KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Bishop Nikolai
      said "Christ was crucified on the cross. They thought that was the
      end of him. It wasn't." The Bishop continued: "I felt very much like
      Christ, going to the cross and being abandoned and pushed aside and
      no one there for him." Stating that it was all a "communications
      problem" the Bishop stated: "Everybody makes a mistake and everybody
      can come back." (Read the entire interview here)

      �Kodiak AK
      Archbishop Nathaniel and Bishop Tikhon have arrived in Kodiak to
      begin their "inquiries" into the crisis in Alaska. Following
      interviews at the Seminary and Kodiak Cathedral, the Bishops will
      return to Anchorage to continue their journey through the state.

      � Ansonia CT
      Honoring a request by the Bishop and his Chancellor to review their
      recent decision to withhold assessments, the parish council of Three
      Saints Church in Ansonia, CT, met last night. Expressing
      their "pain", "sorrow" , "disbelief" and "shock" over events in the
      OCA, the Council voted unanimously to continue withholding, and
      encouraged Bishop Nikon, once again, to speak out.

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