CSB Christ the Saviour Brotherhood

Christ the Saviour Brotherhood (CSB) is the name that the Holy Order of MANS (HOOM) began calling itself in 1988, when remnants of that group were received into the Holy Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupolis, a noncanonical Orthodox jurisdiction.

In 1999 it became public knowledge that the head of Vasiloupolis, Metropolitan Pangratios Vrionis, was a convicted pedophile. Although there are those who believe that Vrionis’ background was known by the HOOM leadership prior to the group’s reception into Vasiloupolis, when the conviction became public knowledge CSB left Vasiloupolis. Its people, parishes and monasteries were received into canonical Orthodox jurisdictions in 2000, specifically the Orthodox Church in America, the Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia, and the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.

Despite the fact that its people, parishes and monasteries joined canonical Orthodox jurisdictions in 2000, the CSB corporation continued to operate as a tax-exempt church. In fact, the corporation was still officially named HOOM, with its decidedly new age by-laws intact, until 2002, when the name of the corporation was officially changed to CSB and new by-laws which reflected Orthodoxy were adopted.

On October 18, 2016, CSB has ceased to exist as a California corporation.