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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.
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. ''[http://nftu.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Chronology-Of-Name-worshipping-In-HOCNA.pdf]]"