+Jonah To Enter St. Luke’s Evaluation Program Nov. 14th

November 1, 2011  []

OCANews.com reports Metropolitan Jonah’s Opening Address to the 16th All American Council and the news that +Jonah will enter an evaluation at St. Luke’s institute. +Jonah began his address with an apology and announcement. He stated:

“….These last three years have been the three most difficult years of my life. I have been under a relentless barrage of criticism for most of this time for every forum I am meant to oversee: the chancery officers and staff, the Metropolitan Council and most troubling to me, the Holy Synod of Bishops.

I admit that I have very little experience of administration and it was a risk for the 2008 Council to elect me, the newest and most inexperienced of bishops. I have worked very hard to fulfill your expectations. But this is not an excuse.

These three years have been an administrative disaster. And I need to accept full responsibility for that and for my part in it. I did not understand the depths of the breakdown with the bishops. I thought we had a good working relationship but obviously there is something very broken. I need to regain the confidence of my brother bishops and of many others in leadership positions in our Church…”

Read the full article and more about St. Luke’s institute.

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