Friday, September 05, 2008

Big shake-up in the OCA
While the American political circus has been going on, the original Russian Orthodox denomination in America (IIRC about a million members on paper; real numbers in the tens of thousands if that) seems to be cleaning up its act after decades of massive embezzlement at the top, Rod Dreher reminded me. Metropolitan Herman resigned yesterday and an Anglo-American convert, the respected Archbishop Dmitri, is that church’s locum tenens (заместитель), their first non-Slav supremo even if only temporarily.

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