Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles
The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles was an Old Calendarist jurisdiction which was originally comprised of the Archdioceses of America and the British Deanery of the Holy Synod of Milan. It was granted "Autonomous status" on February 14/27, 2011 through Decree #542 of the Milan Synod. The Tomos of Autonomy was definitively suspended by the Holy Synod of Milan and the bishopric of New York was suppressed. His former bishop John defrocked.
As with other Old Calendarist jurisdictions, the Metropolia is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches. After the release of an official statement from Milan claiming fraternal relations with Moscow, the Metropolia released a clergy confession reiterating its rejection of ecumenism, Sergianism, modernism, and the New Calendar. Formal communion ceased between the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and of All the Isles and the Holy Synod of Milan on April 4, 2011. Archbishop John at july 15, 2012 decided to to join with the pseudo-religious group of Raphael Motovilov (criticized selfcalled “Metropolitan" of Moscow and former colonel of the KGB Леонид Семёнович Мотовилов- Russian True Orthodox Church (Raphaelites))
The Archbishopric(permanently deleted from SYNODO Milan with an official act) was headed by John (Lobue). There were two bishops:
- John (Lobue) of New York
- Bishop FANOURIOUS of Lincoln
In hight Леонид Семёнович Мотовилов with patriarchat Kukol - the other bishos are: John Lobue & Angelog of Avlona.
THE SAME HIERARCHY