Spiritual Court to be convened in case of Archbishop Seraphim

On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America issued the following statement with regard to Archbishop Seraphim.

“After reviewing the material, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America unanimously decided to convene a Spiritual Court for the retired and suspended Archbishop Seraphim.

“The process leading to the Spiritual Court will commence on July 9, 2014 following the sentencing by the Court.  The Holy Synod will observe all canonical and statutory processes for a Spiritual Court, as outlined in the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America, Article XI, Section 7.”  [See http://oca.org/statute/article-xi for details.]