Archdiocese of Orthodox Churches of Russian Tradition in Western Europe

Moscow Patriarchate

Communiqué from the office of the Archbishop on May 25th 2018

By the present communiqué, we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Archbishop-Exarchate as well as the plerome of the Church of the following case:

– the Archimandrite JOHANNES (JOHANSEN) , in view of his recent behavior and his destructive actions of the unity of the pleroma of the Church, manifest and repeated disobedience towards his Archbishop, and also because he neglected, despised and rejected the spiritual and pastoral advice of the Disciplinary Commission of our Archbishop-Exarchate, is suspended again in all his priestly functions , counting from this day.

– following their serious steps and their repeated disobedience towards their Archbishop, having broken peace and the unity of the Church, the members of the Parish Council of the Saint Nicholas Parish in Oslo, Norway:

Hierodiacre Serafim (Sørensen) ;
– Torstein Theodor Tollefsen;
– Vera Piatrova;
– Zorica Ranisavljevic;
– Toska Struksnes;
– Ronald E. Worley,

are excommunicated, from this day .