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+HERMAN REQUESTS MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    9.3.09 BREAKING NEWS ON EVE OF SIC REPORT +HERMAN REQUESTS MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE In an announcement posted on OCA.org this morning, Metropolitan Herman has
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      9.3.09 BREAKING NEWS
      ON EVE OF SIC REPORT

      +HERMAN REQUESTS MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE

      In an announcement posted on OCA.org this morning, Metropolitan
      Herman has requested a "medical leave of absence". The brief
      announcement reads:

      "His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman has submitted a letter to the
      Holy Synod of Bishops, in which he requests a medical leave of
      absence. Metropolitan Herman is scheduled for lumbar spine surgery on
      Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

      The Holy Synod will review His Beatitude's request at their session
      on Thursday, September 4, 2008. Further information ecomes available."

      The OCA statement is titled: "Impending surgery forces Metropolitan
      Herman to submit request for medical leave of absence". No mention is
      made of the forthcoming SIC Report, or as sources have confirmed, the
      Metropolitan's meeting yesterday afternoon with three of the four
      officers of the OCA. OCA Chancellor Fr. Alex Garklavs, OCA Treasurer
      Fr. Michael Tassos and OCA Secretary Fr. Eric Tosi met with the
      Metropolitan in Syosset and encouraged him to resign. The Metropolitan refused.

      The SIC Report is scheduled for presentation to the joint meeting of
      the Synod and Metropolitan Council this morning.

      -Mark Stokoe
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