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Another OCA Bishop within 30 days removed for moral allegations. So now the Dioceses of the Midwest (11 states), the South (14 states), Washington (3 states and D.C), Alaska, Canada, Australia and the Stavropegial institutions are all run by substitute administrators.

Nope, nothing to see here, nothing at all…

Via the Chicago Tribune:

The local bishop of the Orthodox Church in America has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations of “inappropriate” behavior with a woman.

The action comes more than a month after the church’s national leader, from Chicago, was forced to resign.

In a letter to parishioners, Bishop Matthias, 63, denied the accusations, which he said came to light in a formal complaint submitted to the church last week.

“The allegations are that I made unwelcome written and spoken comments to a woman that she regarded as an inappropriate crossing of personal boundaries and an abuse of my pastoral authority,” he wrote.

Born David Lawrence Moriak, Bishop Matthias was consecrated bishop of the Chicago and Midwest diocese last year. In accord with the denomination’s policies, Bishop Matthias will remain on paid administrative leave until a church investigation is completed.

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