OCA Virginia parish, departs from the OCA and is accepted into ROCOR/MP
Virginia OCA parish leaves OCA and is accepted by Hilarion Kapral
Question: This used to be called, 'parish stealing', but how can this happen between two jurisdictions, both of which fully recognize the Moscow MP and it's 'patriarch', and which are in... full intercommunion with each other???
(though both jurisdictions/'churches' are occupying the SAME territory, simultaneously, -something in itself which is totally forbidden by the canons!)
And too, aren't there other canons which forbid this? i.e. -parish/clergy/people stealing?
But then, what does the KGB care about canons, except to manipulate them for their use, or to disregard the thorny ones which don't fit their agenda?
Wake up OCA, and wake up, ROCOR/MP!!!
Moscow wants your properties, your clergy, your laity, and to better use YOU, for it's world-wide real goals,-which have zero to do with either spreading Orthodoxy, or saving souls.
Source: ROCOR/MP Eastern American Diocese
On Thursday, January 31, having been dissolved as a mission parish in the [OCA] Archdiocese of Washington by the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, His Beatitude Tikhon [Mollard, OCA] Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America & Canada, and with the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, [ROCOR/MP] His Eminence Hilarion [Kapral] Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, VA has officially joined the Eastern American Diocese, [of ROCOR/MP]
Archpriest Victor Potapov, [ROCOR/MP] Dean of the South, announced the new parish’s admittance with the following words: “The former [OCA] Christ the Savior Orthodox Mission in Stafford has now been fully accepted by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia as St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Stafford, VA.”
The parish was led into the Russian Church Abroad [ROCOR/MP] by its rector, Archpriest Alexander Webster, and parish Deacon Alexander Laymon. More information about the parish is available on the parish website http://www.sthermanorthodox.org
A sign of things to come?