Monday, July 09, 2012

Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington submits resignation

Longtime friend of ACNA Met. Jonah succumbs to internal pressures and resigns.
July 9, 2012
By Kevin Kallsen

In a letter addressed to the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops dated Friday, July 6, 2012, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah tendered his resignation as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

His Beatitude composed and signed the letter at his residence in Washington, DC, in the presence of Archpriest John Jillions, OCA Chancellor.

On Saturday, July 7, the letter was presented to the Holy Synod in the course of a conference call in which all of the hierarchs participated, except His Eminence, Archbishop Alejo of Mexico City.

The text of His Beatitude’s letter reads as follows. the rest


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