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This site was established to show that the Orthodox jurisdictions that make up SCOBA disobey their own canons but attack others for the same or similar acts that were never formally called canonical violations.
The following ethnic, or old world, orthodox violate their own canons and in some instances the canons state the punishment for that act.
Canon 10 of the 85 canons;
If anyone prays in company with one who has been excommunicated, he shall be excommunicated himself.
Canon 11 of the 85 canons;
If anyone prays in company with one who has been deposed, he shall be deposed himself.
Canon 55 of the 85 canons;
If any clergyman should insult the bishop, let him be deposed from office.
Canon 6 of the 102 canons;
...no subdeacon, deacon or presbyter at all, after the ordination bestowed upon him, has permission to contract a matrimonial relationship for himself: if he should dare to do this, let him be deposed from office.
1and that any bishop is to be deprived of his bishopric and episcopate if he gives permission to a subdeacon or deacon to marry after ordination. (Rudder, Page 299)
The above examples support some of our claims stated in the above links, such as;
An Antiochian priest who condemns Abp. Ofiesh for his marriage over 40 years after his repose in 1966. No synod with authority to call a tribunal took canonical action against Abp. Ofiesh probably because he stated publicly that "God told me to marry". Here a priest takes it upon himself to state and claim that the Archbishop retired then he recants that stating the Archbishop's widow stated Abp. Ofiesh intended to act as a married Archbishop. He then claims he defacto deposed himself by his marriage. There is a problem with that claim since if no tribunal was help he, Abp. Ofiesh, could not be removed from his office according to the canons.