After the announcement of Metropolitan Jonah’s resignation there has now been appointed a number of interim roles in the OCA as published on their website.
“The Holy Synod has appointed the senior hierarch of the Holy Synod, His Eminence, the Most Reverend Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, as the Locum Tenens of the Orthodox Church in America.”
“The Holy Synod has appointed His Grace, the Right Reverend Michael, Bishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, as the Administrator of the Orthodox Church in America.”
“The Holy Synod has appointed His Grace, the Right Reverend Alexander, Bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Archdiocese, as the Locum Tenens of the Archdiocese of Washington.”
There is not a great deal of information on the why’s and wherefore’s which does provide for a more peaceful look at the turn of events. As I mentioned in my previous post, this is a time we should pray for the Hierarchs of the OCA. Pray that they will listen to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit and not anything of human origin.
The statement is also available in PDF format here.