Metropolitan Jonah meets with Metropolitan Herman on recent visit to St. Tikhons

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Date Published: 03/13/2009

Metropolitan Jonah meets with Metropolitan Herman on recent visit to St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA Communications] — On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, Metropolitan Jonah recently met with, and sent a letter to, the retired Metropolitan Herman.

”Your Beatitude’s service to the Orthodox Church in America is recognized,” Metropolitan Jonah wrote, ”and your accomplishments at St. Tikhon’s Monastery will be acknowledged for many years. However, there is no doubt that during Your Beatitude’s tenure questionable financial activity occurred, the consequences of which imperiled the stability of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and caused serious damage to the reputation of the Orthodox Church in America.”

The Holy Synod has requested Metropolitan Herman to temporarily restrict his attendance at liturgical services to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Uniondale, PA. Metropolitan Herman indicated his willingness to comply with this request and with the recent decision of the Holy Synod that only the ruling Primate of the Orthodox Church in America will have the right to wear the white klobuk.