12/27/2019
Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Archimandrite Alexis Rosentool of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) was suspended from the priesthood and removed as abbot of Holy Transfiguration Men’s Monastery in October of 2019. The archimandrite was suspended because he was under investigation by his diocese. A copy of the ROCOR’s Statement […]

07/01/2016
Author: Staff

For Release: At the June 30-July 1, 2016, session of the Synod of Bishops, which was held in San Francisco in the Diocesan Library of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev) of blessed memory, located in the building formerly housing St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Orphanage, wherein lived, served, and labored the great and holy hierarch and wonderworker John (Maximovitch; […]

12/08/2019
Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

According to this blog, Archimandrite Ephraim Moraitis died on December 7th. The archimandrite was a Greek monk who founded at least eighteen monasteries in the United States and Canada. Although his followers see the “Elder” as a holy man, others believe that his monasteries engage in cultist practices  that are responsible for tearing families apart, […]

10/11/2019
Author: Staff

His Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Mr. Nektarios, after being informed by the District Attorney for the preliminary examination against the priest in Southern Corfu,  did the following: He downsized the priest and put him in a condition of not doing any religious service. He immediately appointed an Ecclesiastical Investigator, as provided by Church rules […]

10/26/2019
Author: Staff

Greek police has arrested a 57-year-old priest for the sexual abuse of the 12-year-old daughter of his partner. The abuse had started three years ago, when the girl was 9 years old. The shocking case was revealed beginning of the week and the man was arrested by order of the prosecution. The priest, a widower […]

10/11/2019
Author: Staff

The priest has disappeared from his parish in South Corfu following the lodging of a formal complaint of abuse of a minor by the parents of the young girl. A pre-trial investigation is being conducted and Archbishop Nektarios announced that the priest has been suspended and a Church investigator appointed. The case is being talked […]

10/15/2019
Author: Mary Callahan

POKROV.ORG NOTE: This window applies to all survivors of child sexual abuse in California, including those abused in Orthodox Christian churches. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Attorneys who specialize in child sex abuse cases say Sonoma County residents can expect to see a slew of fresh lawsuits against Catholic institutions and others under a new law granting greater leeway […]

10/20/2019
Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

October 11, 2019, would have been Eric Iliff’s 37th birthday. We applaud his bravery in coming forward with the story of his abuse, and we mourn his untimely passing. We hope his family and friends find comfort in their memories of this very special young man. Eric has a tribute page on the SNAP (Survivors […]

10/26/2019
Author: Staff

The priest’s daughter and her husband are also defendants in the case MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS/. Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Synodal Department for Public Relations Vladimir Legoida has called for emotional restraint in order not to impede the investigation into Nikolai Stremsky, the rector of the Holy Trinity Convent in Orenburg, who is accused […]

09/30/2019
Author: Barry Duke

FATHER Nicolay Stremsky, above, who heads the largest family in Russia – he has 70 children who he adopted or fathered – is in police custody after it was alleged that he abused kids in his care. Described as a “celebity priest” in Orenburg, a city about 1,200 km southeast of Moscow, Stremsky, a veteran […]