HOC-AJ Holy Orthodox Church-American Jurisdiction

The Holy Orthodox Church-American Jurisdiction (HOC-AJ) is not a SCOBA affiliated jurisdiction. The group claims its “lineage” from Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh.

Carl Bartholomew, a Florida chiropractor accused of molesting a minor boy before he became a Roman Catholic Pallottine priest, is now Archbishop Alexander of HOC-AJ.