Protodeacon George Nelson of Wasilla, Alaska, was attached to St. Innocent’s Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska. St. Innocent’s is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of Alaska.
The protodeacon was suspended by Bishop Nikolai after the recent tonsuring of a convicted sex offender, Terenty Dushkin, as a Reader. Fr. George had asked ”for a release, retirement, or suspension” from the Bishop after informing the Bishop that ” I could not serve him any longer.” The Bishop Then suspended Nelson, informing him ”that a spiritual court will be convened to determine (his) fate.”