We offer documentation of numerous unchristian acts and outright acts that violate the canons by ethnic clergy. Some of these acts have been brought to the attention of the Ecumenical Patriarch who has ignored these canonical violations. All these schismatic groups who violate the canons according to the Sacred and Divine Canons have lost their sacramental authority AND by praying with them others have done the same.
Due to all the false and misleading claims by members of the schismatic orthodox jurisdictions who would claim to be us, the American Orthodox Church, who have their clergy re-write history to claim acts occured that did not and to infringe our name, service mark and history in such an unchristian and criminal manner that they clearly show themself for who and what they are.
The Antiochians under Metropolitan Philip, the Greeks dating back to Abp. Alexander in 1929 and our mother Church - the Moscow Patriarchate are declared to be and to have been since 1929 in a state of Schism with the American Orthodox Catholic Church (THEOCACNA) and American Orthodoxy.
These groups have and continue to violate the Sacred and Divine canons in such a serious but somewhat quiet way as to make people thing that their actions are allowed.
A priest of the Antiochian Church writes, with the approval of his bishop and Metropolitan, false history of the American Church thus insulting the bishops of blessed memory, the Church and the Synod today. This violates the canons.
The Patriarch and Metropolitan Philip allowed a priest to remarry and remain a priest. This violated the canons.
Abp. Alexander of the Greek Archdiocese in America claimed, with no canonical authority, that he was over all Orthodox in North America. This violated the canons. We declare this the begining of the Schism in American Orthodoxy.
Our mother Church, Moscow, established a second American Church 43 years after we were canonically chartered. This violated the canons.
And other such acts occur on a regular basis. Some are canonical violations and some are even criminal violations.
We do not state that any one group is not who or what they claim except when they claim to be us or use one of our names and history. We state that;
1. they are not in any way canonical Orthodox (to the best of our
2. their lines do not trace to us - The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America (inc.), and many use our short name since 1927 -"American Orthodox Catholic Church" and
We are the one and only canonically established American Orthodox Catholic
Church (THEOCACNA) and all those not part of this Church who use this name are
misleading the public.