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Holy Orthodox Church in North America

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[[Image:Holy Transfiguration Brookline.jpg|right|thumb|300px|Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Brookline, Massachusetts]]
The '''Holy Orthodox Church in North America''' (or "HOCNA"; also known as "the Panteleimonites") is an [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendarist]] jurisdiction initially formed by former members of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]] who joined the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] in the 1960's in protest of the excessive ecumenical activities of Patriarch [[Athenagoras I (Spyrou) of Constantinople]] and Archbishop [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America]]. In 1987-1988, these communities left the ROCOR and following a brief period under two independent Old Calendarist bishops in Greece, were received by the Old Calendarist Synod of Archbishop Auxentios of Athens. HOCNA is not in communion with any mainstream Orthodox church.
Perhaps its most prominent community is [[Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Transfiguration Monastery]] in Boston.
==HOCNA today==
The ''Holy Orthodox Church in North America'' is an Eparchial Synod with parishes and monastic communities in Canada and the United States, as well as Europe and AfricaCentral America. Today HOCNA consists of nine five monastic communities with a total of almost 100 monastics and 62 17 parishes with an estimated 6000 faithful. Their monastic communities are well known world wide for their incense, hand painted icons and mounted icon photographs, pure beeswax candles, vestments and clerical clothing. Also, since the founding of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, the brotherhood has dedicated themselves to producing translations of texts necessary for Orthodox Church life. Many books of the lives of the Saints and concerning matters of the Faith have been published. Especially, out of desire to benefit the Church, liturgical books of primary importance have been translated into English and published by Holy Transfiguration Monastery: ''A Prayerbook for Orthodox Christians'', ''The [[Pentecostarion]]'', ''The Great [[Horologion]]'', the complete 12-volume set of The [[Menaion]] and ''The [[Psalter]] According to the Seventy''. Some patristic works have also been translated and published, most notably ''The [[Ladder of Divine Ascent]]'', ''The Ascetical Homilies of Saint [[Isaac the Syrian]]'', and ''The [[Synodicon of Orthodoxy]]''. HOCNA has published ''The Struggle Against Ecumenism'', the most extensive history of the "True Orthodox Church" available in English[] and also has published a series of [ tracts] on the spiritual life, contemporary Church issues, and moral issues.
===Hierarchs, Metropolises and Parishes===
Today, HOCNA consists of Holy Transfiguration Monastery and an estimated 20 16 parishes throughout the United States, the most famous of which is St Nektarios American Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle, Washington[]. Administratively, HOCNA is divided into 3 metropolises - Boston, Seatle, and Toronto. HOCNA currently has three hierarchs. All were monks at Holy Transfiguration Monastery for ten years or more.
* Ephraim, Metropolitan of Boston
* Makarios, Metropolitan of Toronto
* DemetriusGregory, Suffragan Bishop of CarlisleConcord
In 2011, after several years of controversy over the autonomous canonical status of HOCNA and the relatively recent controversy regarding the posthumous salvation of non-Orthodox taught by Metropolitan Ephraim and Archimandrite Panteleimon, the entire Metropolis of Portland (along with its bishops, Metropolitan Moses and his suffragan Bishop Sergius) and all the parishes of the Metropolis of Toronto were received by the [[Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America]]. Other clergy, including the dean of clergy of the Metropolis of Boston and rector of Holy Nativity Convent, also joined the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America along with the above clergy and bishops.<ref>Fr. Panagiotes Carras. ''[ An Announcement].'' YAHOO! Groups - OrthodoxInfo. Fri Jun 3, 2011 2:35am.</ref>
In 2012, after continuing disputes involving accusations of heresy against Metropolitan Ephraim and Archimandrite Panteleimon, and further revelations regarding the sexual abuse allegations against Archimandrite Panteleimon, several parishes of HOCNA, Bishop Demetrios of Carlisle, and 17 monks of Holy Transfiguration Monastery leave HOCNA for the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America under Metropolitan Pavlos. ''[]]"
===Monastic communities===
===Official HOCNA Sites===
* [ HOCNA Metropolis of Boston] (Also [ here])
* [ Convent of the Meeting of the Lord] Candle Shop Webisite* [ St. Gregory of Sinai Monastery]Website
* [ Holy Transfiguration Monastery]
* [ Holy Nativity Convent]
* [ St. John the Confessor Orthodox Church], Ipswich, MA.
* [ St. Anna's Orthodox Church], Roslindale, MA.* [ St. Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral], Roslindale, MA.
* [ St. Philaret Orthodox Mission Chapel], Chicopee, MA.
* [ St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church], Mechanicsville, VA.
===Anti-HOCNA publicationswebsites and documents:===
* [ A website created by former members of Holy Transfiguration Monastery]
* [ Allegations against HOCNA on Pokrov website]
* [ Fr John Whiteford's articles about HOCNA]
* [ Collection of documents pertaining to the accusations of heresy and the scandals concerning Fr. Pateleimon by former clergy of HOCNA.]
* [ Open Letter of Fr. John Fleser of St. Anna's Orthodox Church (HOCNA) to Metropolitan Ephraim concerning the name-worshipping heresy and Fr. Panteleimon's admission of guilt regarding sexual abuse allegations.]
* [ Letter of Fr. Sergios, former monk of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, on the heresy and immorality of Fr. Panteleimon.]
===HOCNA's Defense===

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