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Holy Orthodox Church in North America

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HOCNA's Defense
[[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 , headquartered at [[Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Brookline, Massachusetts)]], 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]]. Following the suspension of the abbot and founder of Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Brookline, MA, Archimandrite Panteleimon (Metropoulos), by the ROCOR in December, 1986, for multiple accusations of sexual immorality, the monastery and it's its supporting 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.
==HOCNA today==
* [http://onimyaslavie.blogspot.com/ Facts about name-worshipping]
* [http://www.pokrov.org/display.asp?ds=Article&id=1941 Article in The National Herald], from the November 29, 2012 edition, on the sexual abuse charges against Fr. Panteleimon.
 
===HOCNA's Defense===
Holy Transfiguration Monastery has made available to following documents in order to refute some of the accusations made against them:
* [http://archives.homb.org/Answer%20to%20Pokrov.pdf Answer to Pokrov]
* [http://archives.homb.org/Clarifying%20the%20Record~final%20version.pdf Clarifying the Record]
===See also===
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