Father Vasile Susan Obtains a Blessing for an Audience with Archbishop Job

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Date Published: 11/14/2006
Publication: Pokrov.org

On September 18, 2006, Father Vasile Susan wrote to Metropolitan Herman Swaiko requesting his blessing for a personal audience with Archbishop Job Osacky. Susan wanted to discuss his status within the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Almost two months later, on November 14, 2006, Swaiko gave his blessing for this meeting. Both letters are linked above.

When Susan received permission to meet with Osacky he had been without a church assignment in the OCA since March 1, 2004. Although a priest in good standing, Susan’s employment at St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, was abruptly terminated by Archbishop Nathaniel Popp at that time. The archbishop also had Susan removed from the OCA’s Romanian Episcopate and transferred to the omophorion of Swaiko, where he was never given a new assignment. According to Susan, he was never given a reason for any of these actions.