OCA Holy Synod holds Spiritual Court in case of former Archbishop Seraphim of Canada

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On Monday, October 19, 2015, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America convened a Spiritual Court at Saint John the Divine Church, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to hear the case of Archbishop Seraphim, retired Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada. The Holy Synod of Bishops will render a decision in due course. Source:  

Court upholds conviction of Archbishop Seraphim

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On Thursday, February 6, 2015, the Court of Appeals of the Province of Manitoba affirmed the conviction of Archbishop Seraphim on one count of sexual assault. Archbishop Seraphim has begun his eight-month prison sentence imposed by the trial court in this case. The process leading to a spiritual court will commence as mandated by ...

Sentence announced in Archbishop Seraphim case

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - July 2014 The Orthodox Church of America has learned that the retired Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim) was sentenced today—Wednesday, July 9, 2014—to eight months in prison following his January 24, 2014 conviction for one count of sexual assault. Speaking on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the ...

Clarification concerning the status of Archbishop Seraphim

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 8/4/14 In response to recent questions and comments that have been directed to the Orthodox Church in America by the media, victim advocates and members of the Church with regard to Archbishop Seraphim [Storheim], the following clarifications are in order. The Holy Synod of Bishops, at its spring session held at the OCA ...

Holy Synod issues statement regarding Archbishop Seraphim

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 25/1/14 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America has received information regarding Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim), who is on suspension from his position as Archbishop of Canada. In court proceedings that took place earlier today—Friday, January 24, 2014—in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Archbishop Seraphim was found guilty of one count of sexual assault. He also ...

Holy Synod of Bishops issues statement regarding Archbishop Seraphim

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On Saturday, January 21, 2012, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America released the following statement concerning His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim [Storheim]. “The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America has been made aware that His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim, the suspended Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada, appeared ...

The Sofia, Bulgaria, Podvorie of the Russian Orthodox Church Prayerfully Commemorates Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev)

On December 1, 2011, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a commemorative Liturgy for Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Bochugarsk was celebrated at St Nicholas Church (a podvorie, or metochion, of the Moscow Patriarchate) in Sofia, Bulgaria. The service was led by His Eminence Archbishop Aleksii of Kostroma and Galich. ...

Holy Synod of Bishops issues statement regarding Archbishop Seraphim

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 21/11/2011 On Monday, November 21, 2011, the following statement regarding His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim [Storheim] was released by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America. “The Lesser Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting at the OCA Chancery in Oyster Bay Cove, NY, September 21 - 24, 2010, ...

Archbishop pleads not guilty to abusing Winnipeg boys 30 years ago

18/11/2011 WINNIPEG — A high-ranking orthodox archbishop has pleaded not guilty to historical sex abuse charges in Manitoba. Archbishop Seraphim Storheim appeared in a Winnipeg courtroom Thursday for the start of his preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to trial. A court-ordered ban prevents specific details from being published. Storheim ...

In Memory of Late Archbishop Seraphim (Svezhevsky)

Russian Church Abroad From the Editors: On September 13, 1996, retired Archbishop Seraphim (Svezhevsky), formerly of Caracas and Venezuela, died in Novo Diveevo Convent in Nanuet, NY. Vladyka Seraphim was buried at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. His funeral, held on September 16, was headed by Archbishop Laurus (Shkurla) of Syracuse and Holy Trinity. ...

Statement on Archbishop Seraphim issued by Archdiocese of Canada

11/26/2010 Orthodox Church in America WINNIPEG, MB [OCA] -- As widely reported in the Canadian media, His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa and Canada appeared before the Winnipeg City Police and charged with two counts of sexual assault of minors on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.   In a statement addressed to the clergy and members of the Archdiocese ...

Metropolitan Jonah addresses faithful with regard to Investigation

5/11/2010 Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- In a letter dated Friday, November 5, 2010, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, addressed issues surrounding the investigation of allegations made against His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa and Canada. The text of the letter reads as follows. "To the Clergy and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America: "Glory to ...

New Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria

Johannesburg - The Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Metropolitan Seraphim (Kykkotis), has been transferred to Zimbabwe, and the new Archbishop will be Bishop Damaskinos of Ghana. Archbishop Seraphim has been appointed as ecumenical representative of the Patriarchate of Alexandria on various bodies, including the World Council of Churches (WCC), All-Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the ...

Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa on Leave of Absence

10/3/2010 Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- The Lesser Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting at the OCA Chancery in Oyster Bay Cove, NY, September 21 - 24, 2010, heard an official report that police in Canada have received a complaint alleging misconduct committed by His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa ...