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Lazar (Puhalo) of Ottawa

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Biographical timeline: clarifying detail
*1980: On December 2nd, 1980 n.s., Deacon Lev is ordered to cease lecturing in parishes on the subject of the toll houses<ref>[http://orthodoxinfo.com/death/tollhouse_debate.aspx The Debate Over Aerial Toll-Houses: Extract from the Minutes of the Session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]</ref> by the [[Synod]] of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. He nevertheless continued to the heresy of "soul sleep."
[[Image:puhalo.jpg|left|thumb|300px|Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, censing an icon of Fr. [[Seraphim (Rose)]]]]
*1981 Mar: In response to a 1980 request from a small group of Romanian Canadians who wished to worship in the monastery [[chapel]], [[Bishop]] Ireney of New Gracanica (of the then schismatic Free Serbian Orthodox Church) ordains Deacon Lev to the [[priest]]hood for the newly-formed parish of St Tikhon and for the monastery, and [[tonsure]]d him with the name ''Lazar''. Later, Fr Lazar tonsures Vasili with the name ''Varlaam''.
On November 24, 1981 n.s., He was suspended for disobeying his bishop, and on December 23rd, n.s. he was deposed because he had "disregarded the written admonition given him in writing and persists in his sin. Having cut himself off from his bishop, Lev Puhalo has violated a number of the canons of the Church: 15 of the Holy Apostles, 17 of the Sixth Ecumenical Council, 3 of the Council of Antioch, 15 and 16 of the Council of Sardis." Therefore, the Synod determined: "1.) To declare the monastic tonsure and priestly ordination of Lev Puhalo illicit and invalid... 2.) For breaking with his bishop and uncanonically receiving ordination from an uncanonical bishop, the Deacon Lev Puhalo is deposed from his clerical rank and returned to the lay state. 3.) Lev Puhalo must not be permitted to lecture in our parishes, and his publications should not be disseminated among us."
*1983: Fr Lazar offers to help a group of Serbs found a parish in Los Angeles, with services conducted in Church Slavonic and English.
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