Friday, February 25, 2011

OCA Holy Synod Grants "Personal Retreat" to Metropolitan, Relieves Him as Locum Tenens, Appoints Interim Chancellor

The Holy Synod of the American Orthodox Church has announced that it has granted Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington a 60-day leave for a time of "personal retreat and spiritual renewal" and appointed Archbishop Nathaniel (Popp) of Detroit administrator of the OCA in his absence. The Holy Synod also appointed Bishop Nikon (Liolin) of Boston as locum tenens of the Diocese of the South and Bishop Tikhon (Mollard) of Philadelphia as locum tenens of the Diocese of the Midwest.

Receiving the resignation of Archpriest Alexander Garklavs as OCA chancellor the Holy Synod appointed Bishop Melchisedek (Pleska) of Pittsburgh as temporary chancellor. More here.

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