The Most Reverend Aftimios Ofiesh.
Orthodox Archbishop of Brooklyn.
"There are two churches, one that
with man-made laws. It is corrupt, false and misleading. It
will of the Living God, that reveals itself to the heart of
man. It makes
slaves and bond-servants of those who choose to obey it.
There is another
church, the only one for me, for it is the Church of Jesus
with His Spirit, attentive to the Word and Will of God.
That is the Church
...Abp. Aftimios, in a letter to
the Editor of
the Syrian World,
June 12, 1933.
The Most Reverend Aftimios
Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Brooklyn, New York
for the Russian Orthodox Dioceses in North America,
elected on February 2nd (NS), 1927 as the first Primate
The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic
in North America [sm] which he and seven others
incorporated in Boston, MA. on Feb. 1st (NS),
"Aftimios Ofiesh. Archbishop of
Oct. 22, 1880 - July 24, 1966
Loved Mercy. Did Justly. Walked Humbly with
From the headstone of Abp.
Aftimios. See Micah
The Church that was established by
Orthodox Synod in North America (Moscow Patriarchate) and
headed by Abp.
Aftimios continues today. This Church is not in communion
with the other
Orthodox Churches nor do we seek communion with them after
they have harmed
this church and stolen our property. Metropolitan Victor
is the present
Primate and legitimate successor of Abp.
Copyright 1999 The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic
and Apostolic Church in North America [sm], Inc.