Archpastoral Letter of His Grace, Bishop Matthias (OCA)

Bishop Matthias of Chicago and the Midwest has just released a statement clarifying some of the issues at hand in the recent resignation of Metropolitan Jonah.

Full text here

May the Lord be with all those concerned and have mercy on them and the Orthodox Church in America during this difficult time.

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~ by crossingthebosporus on July 16, 2012.

4 Responses to “Archpastoral Letter of His Grace, Bishop Matthias (OCA)”

  1. Lord have mercy.

  2. Lord have mercy, indeed. But this is an example of the proper way to deal with this sort of problem. Would that Penn State and the Catholic Chrurch have so done.

    • Yes, but this would be akin to the pope or Cardinal Dolan here in the U.S. being accused of such things. 😦

      • I recognize that, strangely the closest American parallel might be Penn State (ignoring the secular/sacred dichotomy for the moment). That teaches us the pure folly of trying to cover up the truth.

        It’s bad, very bad, that would be worse when it came out, and it would.

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