Bishop Matthias Moriak’s Name Removed from Schedule
Bishop Matthias Moriak’s name has been removed from the schedule of a series of 2013 Lenten services. Moriak was tentatively assigned to speak on Palm Sunday, April 28th, at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois. The new 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.