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The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America.

Written by Archbishop Victor
former Metropolitan Primate of
the canonically established

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.

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Canonical Complaint

Another unchristian act

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The groups named herein make numerous false claims and/or use one of our names which are the legal property (Service Marks) of this Church. This is Service Mark infringement.

The law says we can legally claim our corporate and short name's & logo as our service mark and we do. As of 1932, after 5 years of ownership, our name and logo were ours under common law in the United States. Under 15 USC 1065 we claim our Legal and statutory right to our name and logo as it was our Registered Service Mark over 7 years and the law states once its owned 5 years it is legally yours. There is no law that requires us to maintain an active registration to claim our name and logo.

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 knowledge),
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

3. they have no canonical sacramental authority from THEOCACNA.

The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America [our former registered service mark and legal name] A/K/A THEOCACNA received in 1927 as our short name "The American Orthodox Catholic Church" [our common law service mark]. The link below shows that our corporate name was a Registered Service Mark.

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.

Registered Service Mark