The OCA has gained autocephaly from the Russian Orthodox Church in 1970. Its autocephaly is not recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and its subordinate Orthodox Churches.
The history of the young Church has more scandals, financial and moral, than proportionate to its small population.
Hierarchs Hall of Shame
Primates of the OCA: No Saints!
Since its autocephaly of 1970 had 4 Metropolitan primates. They are alive. The current is Metropolitan Tikhon (Mullard). The previous three, all alive, retired or resigned, with a slew of moral and financial scandals:
ArchBishop Seraphim Storeheim earned his place in shame! While ArchBishop of all Canada 1990-2014, "charged by indictment with two counts of sexual abuse against two pre-teenage boys". Then jailed, and is a registered sex offender.
Nominated for Metropolitan of all OCA in 2008!
Corruption X your Safety!
Corruption has been leading to risks to congregation, families, and donors in many destructive ways: spiritually, psychologically, physically, and financially.
There has been 3 facets of corruption. Here we'll provide only hints. It is up to you to do your research. Stay safe!
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Ensure the safety of your family members! Around parishes and hierarchs with history of sexual misconduct, alcoholism, and DUI. Details of settled court cases may not be publicly available, and most settlements include a non-disclosure.
For the love of money!
Your financial safety: "Mismanaging" huge monies and assets, including: real estate, renovation grants, victims donation funds!, and "discretionary" accounts.
Money is the fuel for earthly desires!
Clergy justify their "entitlement" to use and misuse everything and everybody within jurisdiction for their personal benefit and gratification!
Is your "Spiritual Leader" a role model, honest, striving to live like his Master?!
See something.. say something!
If you've been a victim, suspecting abuse or misuse, confidentially talk to us.
- Sexual Misconduct Advisory Committee Report
- Special Investigative Committee Report
- SUMMARY REPORT of the preliminary report of the first Special Investigative Committee and the proceedings of the Spiritual Court for Robert Kondratick
- Financial scandal in the Orthodox Church in America - wikipedia.org
- Orthodox Church in America - pokrov.org
- Dysfunction in the OCA - monomakhos.com
- Kondraticks Reach Settlement with OCA - oca.org
- A Sign of Ecclesial Maturity! - oca.org
- Jonah Paffhausen - wikipedia.org
- Herman (Swaiko) - wikipedia.org
- Theodosius (Lazor) - wikipedia.org