Document Approving Release of Hieromonk Symeon Kharon to Metropolitan Jonah Paffhausen

Author: Staff
Date Published: 07/31/2012
Publication: recently received a copy of a document pertaining to Hieromonk Symeon Kharon. According to the document, Metropolitan Kirillos II of the Diocese of Thessaliotida and Phanariophersalon approved Kharon’s release to the Orthodox Church in America.

“In answer to your document of April 11th, 2009, Reg. No. 19, we make known to you that we approve Section B of the Minutes/11 April 2009 concerning the issuance of a joint Letter of Canonical Release to the brothers of your Monastery, the Very Rev. Archim. Serapheim and the Rev. Hieromonk Symeon (lay name John Kharon), following upon the Letter of His Beatitude Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and New York, for the foundation of Sacred Monasteries therein.”

A copy of the original document in Greek is linked above. has also linked an English translation of this document.