Just curious---but why the refusal of most churches to recognize the autocephaly of the OCA?
My answer got left in another thread. Constantinople's reason is its own. The other Patriarchates have not recognized the OCA also because they understand that autocephaly cannot be given to only one part of a local church. It has to be the whole church. IOW, there can be no American Orthodox Church unless it is all the Orthodox in America. OCA's autocephaly became a wedge to exclude Antiochians, ROCOR, the GOA, Serbs, Romanians, Bulgarians and any others from participating in Autocephaly except by absorption into OCA's existing structure. The other Patriarchates (especially those with American dioceses) did protest in the 1970s, not as harsh as Met. Phillip has against the Jerusalem Patriarchate in America maybe. But it is still not enough that they would say OCA isn't Orthodox. Their unilateral attempt to coopt autocephaly at the expense of others was and is primarily a political issue (desire to rule over others) rather than a doctrinal issue.
Added: Per cleveland's question, I agree with the article in the main, though I disagree as to some of the historical arguments. For one, I don't believe New Smyrna, FL was Greek Orthodox, but Greek Uniates. I also do not believe that 'barbarians in Thrace, Pontus, and Asia' as the 'New Lands' applies to the Americas. Formally, the jurisdictional ownership of the Americas has never been dealt with by the Orthodox. Yet, the Americas first received missionaries *before* the Schism from the Patriarchate of Rome. This part is always left out of the subject - the Americas as Western Christian jurisdiction that needs restored to the Church rather than siezed by other Patriarchates.