changed "religious cult" to "religious organization"
The '''Holy Order of MANS''' (usually abbreviated as HOOM or HOM) was a religious
cult founded by ex-engineer Earl Blighton that started in the 1960s. It was based on another religious idea of Blighton and others called the [http://www.scienceofman.org/history/ Science of Man]. [http://www.rickross.com/reference/hom/hom10.html MANS is an acronym] for the greek words:
In 1988, after denouncing the heresy involved with the religious movement, many of its members and hierarchy joined a [[non-canonical]] group of the Orthodox Church under the name '''Christ the Saviour Brotherhood''' (or Christ the Savior Brotherhood; abbreviated as CSB).
In 2000, members of CSB joined canonical jurisdictions of the Orthodox Church.
A thorough Orthodox explanation of the [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Orthodoxia/message/1914 journey of the Holy Order of MANS and Christ the Saviour Brotherhood] can be read in [http://www.conciliarpress.com/again/ Again], Vol. 23, No. 1, January-March 2001, pp. 23-26
=== Real Property ===
shtml Raphael House]''', a property previously belonging to HOOM was originally an integrated charitable activity of CSB, but was incorporated as its own California [http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=109 nonprofit organization] in 1991. [http://www.oca.org/DOorg.asp?SID=5&LID=36 It is under] the [[OCA]] jurisdiction.
=== Liturgical Practices ===
Some claim that clerics who were former members of HOOM/CSB still practice some non-traditional forms of liturgical practices in their services.
=== Abuse ===
*Saint George Orthodox Church ([[Church_of_Jerusalem|Jerusalem]]) in [http://www.google.com/search?q=Saint+George+Orthodox+Church+Rohnert+Park+CA Rohnert Park], CA. In particular, [http://email@example.com/bookstoreadm/images/Picture2%20070.jpg Father Phillip Tolbert]
*[http://www.bulgariandiocese.org/parishdirectory.html Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church] ([[Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia|Bulgaria]]) in [http://home.bluemarble.net/~alsnts/links.htm Indianapolis, IN]. In particular, Father Stevan Bauman.
users. rio. com/bamm/ST.JOHN/ St. John Maximovitch Serbian Orthodox Church ] in Eugene Oregon. Their home page's html meta description tag ( as of 2006-04-04) states that they are are affiliated with Christ the Saviour Brotherhood and St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood.
== Timeline ==
*'''1974''' - Earl Blighton dies.
*'''1978''' - Andrew and Isjesian Rossi become co-directors general of HOOM.
*'''1983''' - Fr. [[Herman Podmoshensky|Herman (Gleb) Podmoshensky]] and Andrew Rossi of HOOM meet
*'''1984-1988''' - Rossi introduces some Orthodox liturgical and spiritual practices to members of HOOM.
*'''1987''' - Rossi attends meetings of the [[Evangelical Orthodox Church|Evangelical Orthodox]] bishops with Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Archdiocese
*'''1988''' - HOOM members, under the leadership of Andrew Rossi and Fr. Herman, joined a non-canonical jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church under Metropolitan Pangratios (Vrionis) of the Archdiocese of Vasiloupolis (Queens, NY). The name of the group was then changed to Christ the Saviour Brotherhood.
*'''2000''' - Members of Christ the Saviour Brotherhood join three different jurisdictions in America. The men's and women's monasteries that came out of the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood and some parishes and missions were received by Bishop Jovan of the Diocese of Western America, and Bishop Longin of the New Gracanica Diocese, both of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Many parishes and missions have gone into the Orthodox Church in America under Archbishop Dimitri of Dallas, Bishop Job of Chicago, and Bishop Tikhon of San Francisco. Several other parishes and missions were received by Metropolitan Joseph of the Bulgarian Patriarchate [source: Again article].