Letter of support from the Orthodox Church of Portugal

With tears of joy and deep gratitude we publish the official letter of support to Archbishop Seraphim from the

This is a real Orthodox Attitude! Thank you, Dear brothers and Sisters! God bless you all for your Truth and Love!!!!!!!!

This Worthy Man

Here is a random slideshow of His Eminence Archbishop Seraphim for many years of His Service and Love to people.

Second Canonical Petition by the Hesychastic Society of the Most Holy Mary

In a confidential form, thru Protodeacon Matusiak, the Hesychastic Society sent a Second Canonical Petition to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and the Lesser Synod on 2/21/2014. For clarity sake and removing theological language that does not convey its meanings as well in English in a public arena unfamiliar with theologisms, it has been slightly re-written and abridged, 3/ 15/2014 for public presentation, a restatement of urgency, and transparency:

Your Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the Lesser Synod:

Rod Tkachuk

Edmonton, AB

I have known Bishop Seraphim for thirty years, through St. Herman’s in Edmonton, the archdiocesan council and through many church matters.

A couple of decades ago, at the archdiocesan council, with the Bishop, we were having a little “workshop” about administrative and organizational efficiencies.
Bishop Seraphim said, in a calm and frank way, “I don’t know how to be a Bishop, but it seems to me that a Bishop should be a father and that is what I try to be”.

Julia Pozina

Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa, ON

Your Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon,

I would like to write you a letter to express the concern our family has towards the possibility to take some actions against Archbishop Seraphim. We do understand how complicated the situation and how much pressure you have from outside the world of Christianity. But PLEASE do not decide anything yet, just wait until an appeal to the courts.

Letter of Support from Natalia Tukhareli

Letter of Support from Natalia Tukhareli, Toronto - sent for publishing on the archdiocese.ca website - October 2010

Ianovskaia Tatiana

Here are the words of Tatiana Ianovskaia from the video interview - please see at Life stories about Vladyka Seraphim
October 2010

Ianovski Boris

Here are the words of Boris Ianovski from the video interview - please see at Life stories about Vladyka Seraphim
October 2010

My name is Boris Ianovski. We’ve known Vladika for 10 years. He’d often stayed at our home during his visits to Toronto and we’d talked to him quite a bit, and discussed a number of things from our own lives with him.

Storheim-Hill Dianne Julianna

Letter from Dianne Julianna Storheim-Hill - Feb 5, 2014

Master bless

I am writing to ask that there be no decision made as to Seraphim’s future until the verdict can be appealed and either acquitted or we are granted a new trial.

I ask you, in particular, to consider that what happened to Seraphim could happen to anyone – bishop, priest, teacher, etc. And how would you want to be treated if it did happen to you?


3 February, 2014
Orthodox Church in America
P.O. Box 675
Syosset, New York 11791-0675

Vladyka, bless

Your Beatitude,

I am earnestly entreating you and the Holy Synod of Bishops of The Orthodox Church in America that no action be taken against Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim) until the completion of the legal process to appeal the judgement (given on 24 January, 2014) via the Court of Appeals in Manitoba and even, if necessary, the Supreme Court of Canada.


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