Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Letter Concerning Archbishop Seraphim

To the Reverend Clergy and Faithful of our Archdiocese of Canada, Orthodox Church in America:

On November 30, 2010, during a special meeting called by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America decided to suspend Archbishop Seraphim. This decision was reached after careful deliberations and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Orthodox Church in America which are mandated in cases of allegations of sexual misconduct (learn more here).

At the same time, the Holy Synod has designated His Grace Bishop Irenee of Quebec City to be the Administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada, responsible for all aspects of the hierarchical supervision of the Archdiocese.

Commemorations during the liturgical services should be for His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah and Bishop Irenee of Quebec City, Administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada

All matters requiring the attention of the Bishop should be forwarded to the Chancery Office in Ottawa:

15 LeBreton Street North
OTTAWA, ON K1R 7H1
Office Number: 613-233-7780
Fax Number: 613-233-1931

In Christ Jesus,

Igumen Alexander (Pihach)
Chancellor Archdiocese of Canada

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