Regarding the Departure of Retired Abp. Philip (Cain) and Vicar Bp. Alexios (Blumer)

Visit of Metropolitan John to Avlona
June 2, 2019
Consecration of New Bishops of the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles
October 2, 2019

As of this September, 2019, the ecclesiastical status of retired Abp. Philip (Cain) and Vicar Bp. Alexios (Blumer) was that of a temporary suspension due to information provided from before the time of their reception into the Synod.

After this suspension, Abp. Philip and Bp. Alexios sent a letter notifying the Metropolitan that they have resigned and removed themselves from the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia.

For questions concernig the legality or validity of ecclesiastical acts performed by the individuals named above, please contact the Synodal Offices.