Addendum to Update on Rymer
Thanks to one of our alert readers, Pokrov.org has information to add to yesterday’s update. We really appreciate this reader’s help!
The former archimandrite, Michael Rymer, was tonsured a monk by Archbishop Benjamin Peterson on March 20, 2008, and was given the name Nektarios at that time. Peterson leads the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America. At the time of the tonsure, Rymer’s monastery, the Monastery of Saint John of San Francisco, was led by Metropolitan Jonah Paffhausen.
Rymer and Archimandrite Meletios Webber went together to Belmont, California, when the monastery was ordered to evacuate. Webber is the current abbot of Saint John.