Announcement of the Decisions of the Synodal Courts

On Tuesday April 3/16, 2013 the Synodal Court of First Instance for Priests of the Church of the G.O.C. in America convened in order to hear Presbyter Anastasios Hudson's petition to resign from the Holy Priesthood.

With great sorrow, having discussed the matter, the Synodal Court decided to return him to the rank of layman.

This decision will be published on the internet.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Τῃ Τρίτῃ 3ῃ/16ῃ Ἀπριλίου 2013 συνεδρίασε τὸ Πρωτοβάθμιον διὰ Πρεσβυτέρους Συνοδικὸν Δικαστήριον τῆς Εκκλησίας τῶν Γνησίων Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν Ἀμερικῆς προκειμένου νὰ ἀκούσῃ τὴν αἴτησιν τοῦ Πρεσβυτέρου Ἀναστασίου Hudson νὰ παραιτηθῇ ἀπὸ τὴν ἱερωσύνην.

Μετὰ ἀπὸ συζήτησιν τῆς ὑποθέσεως, τὸ Συνοδικὸν Δικαστήριον μετὰ μεγάλης λύπης ἀπεφάσισε νὰ ἐπαναφέρῃ τὸν αἰτούμενον εἰς τὰς τάξεις τῶν λαϊκῶν.

Ἡ παροῦσα ἀπόφασις θά κοινοποιηθῇ μέσω τῆς ἀναρτήσεως εἰς τό διαδίκτυον.

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

On Saturday September 18/October 1, 2011 the Synodal Court of First Instance for priests of the Church of the G.O.C. in America convened in order to try:

1. Menas (Panagiotes) Spaniolos for abandoning the priesthood in 1994

2. Bessarion Agioantonides for schism from the Church in 1997

3. Athanasios Tsorvas for schism from the Church in 2005

4. Paul Kalamaras for schism from the Church in 2005

5. Panteleimon Bouzounis for schism from the Church in 2007

6. Neophytos Caballero for schism from the Church in 2006

7. Patrick Danielson for abandoning the priesthood in 2009

8. Niphon (Kyriazis “Ricky”) Tsikrikis for abandoning the priesthood in 2011

All those who have abandoned the canonical Church of the G.O.C. whose whereabouts are unknown to us are tried in absentia.

After discussion of each particular case,

1. Menas (Panagiotes) Spaniolos was found guilty, the penance of deposition from the priesthood was placed upon him and he was returned to the rank of simple monk

2. Bessarion Agioantonides was found guilty, the penance of deposition from the priesthood was placed upon him and he was returned to the rank of simple monk

3. Athanasios Tsorvas was found guilty, the penance of deposition from the priesthood was placed upon him and he was returned to the rank of layman

4. Paul Kalamaras was found guilty, the penance of deposition from the priesthood was placed upon him and he was returned to the rank of layman

5. Panteleimon Bouzounis was found guilty, the penance of deposition from the priesthood was placed upon him and he was returned to the rank of layman

6. Neophytos Caballero was found guilty, the penance of deposition from the priesthood was placed upon him and he was returned to the rank of simple monk

7. Patrick Danielson was found guilty, the penance of deposition from the priesthood was placed upon him and he was returned to the rank of layman

8. Niphon (Kyriazis “Ricky”) Tsikrikis, was found guilty, the penance of deposition from the priesthood was placed upon him and he was returned to the rank of simple monk.

If the above-mentioned feel that the decisions against them are unjust they have the right to appeal them.

This decision will be published on the internet.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Τὸ Σάββατον 18ην Σεπτεμβρίου/1ην Ὀκτωβρίου 2011 συνεδρίασε τό Πρωτοβάθμιον διά Πρεσβυτέρους Συνοδικόν Δικαστήριον τῆς Εκκλησίας τῶν Γνησίων Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν Ἀμερικῆς προκειμένου νά δικάσῃ τούς:

1 Μηνᾶν (κατὰ κόσμον Παναγιώτην) Σπανιόλον κατηγορούμενον ἐπί ἐγκαταλείψει τῆς ἱερωσύνης τὸ 1994

2 Βησσαρίωνα Agioantonides κατηγορούμενον ἐπί ἀποσχίσει ἀπὸ τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν τὸ 1997

3 Ἀθανάσιον Τσόρβαν κατηγορούμενον ἐπί ἀποσχίσει ἀπὸ τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν τὸ 2005

4 Παῦλον Καλαμαρᾶν κατηγορούμενον ἐπί ἀποσχίσει ἀπὸ τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν τὸ 2005

5 Παντελεήμονα Μπουζούνην κατηγορούμενον ἐπί ἀποσχίσει ἀπὸ τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν τὸ 2007

6 Νεόφυτον Caballero κατηγορούμενον ἐπί ἀποσχίσει ἀπὸ τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν τὸ 2006

7 Πατρίκιον Danielson κατηγορούμενον ἐπί ἐγκαταλείψει τῆς ἱερωσύνης τὸ 2009

8 Νήφωνα (κατὰ κόσμον Κυριαζήν “Ricky”) Τσικρίκην κατηγορούμενον ἐπί ἐγκαταλείψει τῆς ἱερωσύνης τὸ 2011.

Ἅπαντας ἐγκαταλείψαντας τήν κανονικήν Εκκλησίαν τῶν Γ.Ο.Χ. καί ἀγνώστου πλέον εἰς ἡμᾶς διαμονῆς, διό καὶ ἐδικάσθησαν ἐρήμην.

Μετὰ ἀπὸ συζήτησιν τῆς ἑκάστης καταστάσεως ἀπεφασίσθη·

1 Μηνᾶς (κατὰ κόσμον Παναγιώτης) Σπανιόλος ἐκρίθη ἔνοχος καί ἐπεβλήθη εἰς αὐτόν τό ἐπιτίμιον τῆς καθαιρέσεως ἀπό τήν ἱερωσύνην καί ἐπαναφορᾶς αὐτοῦ εἰς τάς τάξεις τῶν μοναχῶν.

2 Βησσαρίων Agioantonides ἐκρίθη ἔνοχος καί ἐπεβλήθη εἰς αὐτόν τό ἐπιτίμιον τῆς καθαιρέσεως ἀπό τήν ἱερωσύνην καί ἐπαναφορᾶς αὐτοῦ εἰς τάς τάξεις τῶν μοναχῶν.

3 Ἀθανάσιος Τσόρβας ἐκρίθη ἔνοχος καί ἐπεβλήθη εἰς αὐτόν τό ἐπιτίμιον τῆς καθαιρέσεως ἀπό τήν ἱερωσύνην καί ἐπαναφορᾶς αὐτοῦ εἰς τάς τάξεις τῶν λαϊκῶν.

4 Παῦλος Καλαμαρᾶς· ἐκρίθη ἔνοχος καί ἐπεβλήθη εἰς αὐτόν τό ἐπιτίμιον τῆς καθαιρέσεως ἀπό τήν ἱερωσύνην καί ἐπαναφορᾶς αὐτοῦ εἰς τάς τάξεις τῶν λαϊκῶν.

5 Παντελεήμων Μπουζούνης ἐκρίθη ἔνοχος καί ἐπεβλήθη εἰς αὐτόν τό ἐπιτίμιον τῆς καθαιρέσεως ἀπό τήν ἱερωσύνην καί ἐπαναφορᾶς αὐτοῦ εἰς τάς τάξεις τῶν λαϊκῶν.

6 Νεόφυτος Caballero· ἐκρίθη ἔνοχος καί ἐπεβλήθη εἰς αὐτόν τό ἐπιτίμιον τῆς καθαιρέσεως ἀπό τήν ἱερωσύνην καί ἐπαναφορᾶς αὐτοῦ εἰς τάς τάξεις τῶν μοναχῶν.

7 Πατρίκιος Danielson ἐκρίθη ἔνοχος καί ἐπεβλήθη εἰς αὐτόν τό ἐπιτίμιον τῆς καθαιρέσεως ἀπό τήν ἱερωσύνην καί ἐπαναφορᾶς αὐτοῦ εἰς τάς τάξεις τῶν λαϊκῶν.

8 Νήφων (κατὰ κόσμον Κυριαζής “Ricky”) Τσικρίκης· ἐκρίθη ἔνοχος καί ἐπεβλήθη εἰς αὐτόν τό ἐπιτίμιον τῆς καθαιρέσεως ἀπό τήν ἱερωσύνην καί ἐπαναφορᾶς αὐτοῦ εἰς τάς τάξεις τῶν μοναχῶν.

Οἱ προαναφερθέντες ἐπί τῶν προηγουμένων ἀποφάσεων ἔχουν δικαίωμα -ἐάν θεωροῦν ὅτι ἠδικήθησαν- νά ἀσκήσουν ἔφεσιν.

Ἡ παροῦσα ἀπόφασις θά κοινοποιηθῇ μέσω τῆς ἀναρτήσεως εἰς τό διαδίκτυον.

Orthodox Awareness

Ecumenism in the Homestretch and the Orthodox Witness of a Contemporary Saint and Confessor

A Synodal Gathering of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece at the Port Authority of Piræus

Keynote Presentation on the Sunday of Orthodoxy: February 16/March 1, 2015 by His Grace, Bishop Klemes of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod

Ecumenism in the Homestretch and the Orthodox Witness of a Contemporary Saint and Confessor

Ἡ Τελικὴ Εὐθεῖα τοῦ Οἰκουμενισμοῦ καὶ ἡ Ὀρθόδοξη Μαρτυρία Συγχρόνου Ὁμολογητοῦ Ἁγίου

Missions

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Read more...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

-S.L. Read more...