[[Archimandrite]] [[Panteleimon (Metropoulos)]], the leader of HOCNA, had grown up in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. During his time in the Greek Archdiocese, he attracted many [approximately how many?] to the monastic life, founding [[Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Transfiguration Monastery]] and with a Holy Trinity Convent. A number [how many?] of [[parish]]es also formed under his influence. He had been [[tonsure]]d as a monastic on [[Mount Athos]] where he was advised [by whom?], because of the allegedly increasing [[modernism]] and [[ecumenism]] of Archbishop [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America]], the [[primate]] of the Greek Archdiocese, to break from that jurisdiction and join himself and his followers to the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. And so in the mid-1960s, Panteleimon [and those who followed him] joined ROCOR.
In December 1986, despite the decisions of the Synod, the Holy Transfiguration Monastery elected Isaac as its superior. Then, on [[December 12]], 1986, the monastery notified Metropolitan [[Vitaly (Ustinov) of New York]] that it was leaving ROCOR because of modernism and ecumenism.
* [http://www.hocna.net/ HOCNA Metropolis of Boston]
* [http://www.hocna.org/ HOCNA & The Orthodox: a publication of The Byzantine & Antiquities Studies Institute] - formerly the official website of HOCNA, now an independant publication.