Dear Fellow Orthodox Christian, The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) requested Metropolitan Jonah be released to ROCOR from the OCA more than a month ago. The OCA Synod has yet to release +Jonah, even after the Synod's letter accused +Jonah of being unfit for the OCA. In addition, the OCA has stopped providing a salary to +Jonah. I am asking you to do two things TODAY to assist +Jonah, as the OCA Synod meets in 7 days. 1. Write a letter to the OCA Synod and Metropolitan Tikhon kindly asking that the OCA Synod release Metropolitan Jonah to ROCOR. The address is: Metropolitan Tikhon and the OCA Synod, c/o St. Nicholas Cathedral, 3500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20007 2. Write a letter to Archbishop Justinian of the Moscow Patriarchate asking that a. He speaks to the OCA Synod and asks them to release +Jonah to ROCOR, and b. if the OCA does not release +Jonah, that +Justinian asks Patriarch Kirill to mercifully accept +Jonah into the Moscow Patriarchate. The address is: Archbishop Justinian, c/o St. Nicholas Cathedral, 15 East 97th St, New York, NY 10029 Finally, if you are interested in supporting Metropolitan Jonah's ministries, a charitable organization has been established. You can send a check to: Holy Archangels Orthodox Foundation, 3027 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington DC, 20016 If you have any questions about the foundation, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information. Let us NEVER forget what was unjustly done to Metropolitan Jonah and let us all work to come to a Christian resolution to this sad chapter in the OCA. In Christ, George Evanisko
Monday, January 21, 2013
Help Met. Jonah
It's currently -7 F (-30 with wind chill) in MN right now. But it's still not as cold as the way the OCA Synod is treating Met. Jonah. Here is an email I've received.