Metropolitan Jonah Resigns as Primate of OCA

July 9, 2012  []

As has been reported here, here and here, Metropolitan Jonah has resigned as Primate of OCA.

A portion of His Beatitude’s letter reads as follows.

“To the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America,


As per your unanimous request, as conveyed to me by Chancellor Fr. John Jillions, I hereby tender my resignation as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, and humbly request another Episcopal assignment.

I had come to the realization long ago that that I have neither the personality nor the temperament for the position of Primate, a position I never sought nor desired.” Source

The hierarchs again will meet via conference call on Monday, July 9, after which additional information will be made available.


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July 9, 2012 at 7:52 am

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