OCANews: News Around the OCA
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
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)
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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