While NFTU is privy to changes that are taking place in HOCNA currently, a quick recap of the remaining parishes on the official Boston website is telling.
While certain listings have remained on the site which are no longer accurate, the numbers don’t lie: the overwhelming majority of HOCNA has already gone to the Synod of Archbishop Kallinikos after what appears to now be an undisputed confession of the name-worshipping heresy. Based on the presence in the directory, there are currently only 8 parishes with a presence of clergy who are reliably staying with HOCNA, and one of the priests runs two parishes, meaning there are actually only six parishes left with a full-time assigned priest that have remained loyal to HOCNA.
In short, the schism has left HOCNA operating with about 25% of its resources available in 2011 (before the departure of the Portland Metropolis), and the remaining clergy will have to cover an additional 5 reader missions (assuming they have not left).
Meanwhile, the parish of St Mark of Ephesus in Roslindale, the largest of the Northeastern HOCNA parishes, is suing Metropolitan Ephraim for the Church building after being given an eviction notice.
We include a letter below from Metropolitan Ephraim below describing the lawsuit from the 25th.