Bishop Matthias Moriak Tentatively Scheduled to Preach in April
According to the Diocese of the Midwest’s website, Bishop Matthias Moriak is tentatively scheduled to preach at one of a series of Lenten services. Moriak is currently assigned to speak on Palm Sunday, April 28th, at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois. A flyer for the series is linked above.
In 2012 the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) bishop was placed on a leave of absence while allegations that he had sent inappropriate text messages and emails to a young woman were investigated. Despite finding that Moriak had engaged in sexual misconduct, the OCA announced that it would consider returning the hierarch to active ministry after treatment and a period of “mentoring” by another bishop.