SYOSSET, NY [OCA/July 11, 2012] -- On Tuesday evening, July 10, 2012, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, officers of the Church, and members of the Metropolitan Council met via conference call to discuss the recent resignation of Metropolitan Jonah.
His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel, Locum Tenens, chaired the conference call, in which most members of the Holy Synod participated.
Also participating in the meeting were General Counsel Thaddeus Wojcik and Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky.
In executive session, Metropolitan Council members were briefed on the details of the resignation and evolving plans for the transition during the 90 minute call. Ample time was provided for questions.
On Friday, July 13, Archbishop Nathaniel and His Grace, Bishop Michael, Administrator, will meet with the officers of the Church to begin transition work and to be briefed on the ongoing work of the Church.