Some more detailed explanations behind Metropolitan Jonah’s resignation
His Grace, Bishop Matthias has sent out a letter (the OCA Synod Statement on the resignation as adopted by the Synod of Bishops) offering an explanation about the events surrounding the recent resignation of Metropolitan Jonah as Primate of the OCA. Bishop Matthias’ letter is also available on the Diocesan Webpage at Archpastoral Letter.
July 16, 2012
Beloved Clery, Monastics, and Faithful of the Diocese of the Midwest:
Christ is in our midst!
We, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, have
hesitated to release further details surrounding the resignation of
Metropolitan Jonah as Primate of our Church, this in a desire to
preserve his dignity and to prevent further harm to an innocent party.
We did this knowing there would be appeals for additional information
regarding our decision. We also harbored some hope that Metropolitan
Jonah would show…
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