If I may be so bold as to weigh in here about the alleged 'disunity' among the Orthodox in ths country...
In the last month, I have traveled to a different town to meet with a SCOBA-sponsored organization known as the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Students from the GOA, OCA, Serbian, and Antiochian 'jurisdictions' meet together, along with Orthodox students from the Old World. We meet at an OCA parish, where I have concelebrated the Liturgy there with the parish priest, and have clearance from the OCA bishop to celebrate any other Mystery that needs to occur for the salvation of the OCF members and the parishioners there who just happen to be attending.
Also, I needed to be away from my parish for a Liturgy. An Antiochian Deacon served at the Liturgy in my place, since with over a thousand people in my parish it is too much to expect the Cathedral Dean to distribute the Eucharist all by himself. In compensation, when the Antiochian parish priest is ready to take his summer vacation, it has been agreed that I will be his 'substitute', since I can liturgise in English, Greek, and Arabic (barely!). The Antiochian Deacon will return to my Cathedral on that day to assist the Dean as we trade clergy to help our parishes. Everything has been cleared with the Antiochian Hierarch as a matter of course---no 'special circumstances' were involved.
There is also an OCA and MP parish in town, and we have visited each other's parishioners in hospitals and celebrated at the same altar. Their youth groups are coordinating their activities with ours so that there can be big get-togethers from time to time.
My parish is formally assisting in funding the Antiochian parish, and is looking to add the OCA parish associated with the OCF to our funding plan for this year.
In fact, we have a Byzantine Rite family who is converting to Orthodoxy with one of the reasons being that their perception is that the Orthodox Churches in this country are more united that the Catholic churches, and gave some examples regarding adminstrative differences---I didn't really understand all they were saying, but it involved paperwork if they wanted to go to a different church or something like that.
In a nutshell, I'd like to make the following points:
1. Besides the Eucharistic union, the Orthodox Church in this country is much more 'administratively united' than people think. This is a process where suddenly people will wake up and realize "Wow! We've been doing all that stuff together for how long now?"
2. For whatever reason, this situation is what the Spirit knows we need for our salvation right now. In the fullness of time, and if it is needed, the administrative overlaps will be removed and those who do not know just how much cooperation actually exists will find that really there has been no difference made other than some hierarchs will have different cities attached to their name.