Update 8/15 7:45 PM RTOC has elevated Hieromonk Akakije to the Episcopate.
An appeal has been officially made by the membership of the TOC of Serbia for the RTOC under Archbishop Tikhon of Omsk to formally elevate their candidate to the Episcopate and restore the autocephaly of the Serbian TOC.
The publication of the plea comes after a period of unrest concerning whether or not the Serbian Church was regarded as an independent Church or a missionary territory on the part of the TOC-Kallinikos, whose hierarchs they claim have confirmed the latter position in recent statements. Less than two weeks prior, the Serbs indicated publicly that they would officially remove themselves from the omophor of Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens to seek out assistance in the restoration of their administrational autonomy.
Further, in June, 2011, the RTOC recognized the Serbs’ right to autocephaly. Vladimir Moss, who seems to have been involved to some degree in recent discussions, recently wrote an article claiming that the position of the TOC-Kallinikos had changed on the matter of the TOC-Serbia since the election of the new Archbishop.
Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian True Orthodox Church
(When the assembled clergy, parishes and monasteries that are more than a decade of fighting for a bishop for the Serbian IPC):