Thank you for another respectful post.
My problem is how Fr. Andrew Philips presents his conclusions. It is possible to disagree, but what about the style of evaluation?
I did not have an opportunity to visit high numbers of parishes in UK, but I tried to find available information. British Orthodoxy does not experience nothing similar to processes in certain Episcopalian circles. In fact, British Orthodoxy is developing!
During the concentration of a New ROCOR Cathedral in London, Archbishop Grigorios (EP) and Bishop Basil (MP at that time) were present. So, at least lately animosity decreased.
Finally, there is another group of political opportunists. This is a group of quite uncanonical, self-consecrated, right-wing emigrants under an Archbishop Vsevolod of Chicago. Many of their founders left the Ukraine with the Nazis in 1944-5, where they had persecuted the Jews. In the 1990s they were, amazingly, taken under the canonical protection of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, one of the tiniest Orthodox Churches. And since then they have been interfering in the Ukraine itself. This has given the impression that the Phanar is playing a political game to get control of more territory, just as they have done in Estonia, in Greece, on Mt Athos, and within their own dissident jurisdictions in the US, Australia and Western Europe, causing schism, division and canonical chaos. Among other things, Archbishop Vsevolod has already tried to set up a mixed Orthodox-Uniat group in the Ukraine under the joint jurisdiction of Rome and Constantinople
Another group of political opportunists - not the case.
UOC-USA is canonical.
Archbishop Vsevolod leads the diocese of Chicago, not the entire UOC-USA, not enough research with jumps to big conclusions.
Implied information about collaborations of founders of UOC with nazis. I never heard about an important activist of UOC being convicted of something like this. Currently, I know many converts from Judaism, including some very close friends, who converted within UOC-USA.
Finally, I know Archbishop Vsevolod personally. He never tried to orchestrate a quick set up of a jurisdiction, partially subordinated to Rome.