Copyright 1999, 2001 - The North American Holy Synod
The clergy listed as deposed or excommunicated have been
reported as such by their former bishops or synods. This is not a complete
list and listings to be added must be in writing and signed and we must be
able to verify this information.
1. Canonical acts by the North American Holy Synod:
Deposed, excommunicated, and anathematized:
1.1. Andrei S.P. Brennan, Canada, lifted but still under a
1.2. Denis M. Garrison,
1.3. Paul Stoms, Georgia,
formerly New Jersey.
1.4. Paul Dolan, Pennsylvania.
1.5. Angelo Nicolaides, for manifest crimes deposed on Dec. 28,
2001 by the full synod; other charges pending.
Christopher Caros, deposed by Synod Majority for violation of the sacred
and divine canons (c. 55 of 85c, c 6 of the 21c) Jan. 31,
1.7. Gene Zagraba, deposed by Metropolitan with majority of
Synod concurring for violation of the sacred and divine canons (c. 55 of
the 85c) Jan. 31, 2003.
Lewis (John Cassian), Columbus, OH, deposed March 11, 2003 by Synod
2.. Unprovable claims:
2.1. Colin J. Guthrie: excommunicated by
Robert Zeiger and also by Homer Roebke; known as a writer of false
Montgomery Griffith-Mair aka Fr. Monty: 10 years after Bp West died,
Mair claimed him as consecrator, but definitively denied by West’s
2.3. Kirkland's numerous claims such as
being the successor to Peter Zhurawetzky are false for the following
2.3.1. Bp. Zieger was the true Successor
for Zhurawetzky, and Kirkland made his claim after Bp. Zieger died.
2.3.2. Kirkland was excommunicated by the bishop who ordained
Kirkland Deacon and Priest, Abp. Robert Zaborowski, of the
Mariavite Old Catholic Church, Wyandotte, MI.
2.3.3. Kirkland was
later excommunicated by Metropolitan Nikolaus of the Ukrainian Church
in Fla. (See theocacna.org/hocpa.htm.) Nikolaus' successor said
the decree was valid, canonical, and has not been lifted.
According to Bain, Zhurawetzky was excommunicated by Abp. C.Sherwood
(Synod) of The Orthodox Catholic Patriarchate of
2.4. [temporarily removed]
2.5. Patrick Murray claimed Roman Orthodox Church
was chartered by THEOCACNA when OCCNA claimed they chartered ROC.
2.6. Joseph Ely aka Brian Kennedy claimed a synod with no
jurisdiction excommunicated Metropolitan Victor based on an altered U.S.
Certified Mail Return Receipt Request.
3. Other decrees not from this Synod:
By Met. Nikolaus and Archbishop Paul Seece, Ukrainian
3.1. Michael Kirkland, Ohio
3.2. Robert Cash, PA.
3.3. Christopher Fontaine, ?
Joseph Ande, FL
Information from Stephen Tyminski
3.5. Matthew Constantine
3.6. Robin Hood
By Abp. Homer Roebke
3.7. Colin James Guthrie, Aurora, CO
Any additions to this page may be mailed to: Office of
the Metropolitan, PO Box 477, Mountain View AR 72560 USA
For any errors or disputes, we will be happy to review any
information you care to provide. This page is not meant as a put down of
any individual. We are concerned that people may be misled to believe they
are receiving valid sacraments when they are not. Some listed on these
pages also according to our files never had valid orders but to the best
of our knowledge those listed above continue to claim to be valid and
continue to ordain and/or consecrate and claim to be valid "Orthodox"
clergy but are not.