Forgive my ignorance but since I'm not living in the diaspora I fail to understand what's so special about this. Basically Punch just starts to attend another Orthodox parish. Or does the jurisdictional issues make things more complicated? If one attends first, say, Greek parish and then wants to attend an Antiochian parish does he need a permission from his Greek spiritual father or something?
EDIT: Oh, It seems that I forgot something:
You asked a very good question! Mainly, I will be changing the jurisdiction on my profile to Serbian Orthodox rather than ROCOR. I wanted to fend off any questions as to why this was done. It has nothing to do with any falling out with any Church. The ROCOR parish that I was affiliated with was in St. Louis, and I attended very infrequently. The Priest there wanted me to use my offerings for needs in my area, so I did not often send money down there but supported various charities in this area. I attended the local Serbian Church off an on for the last 15 years, and was somewhat close to the former Priest, now with the Lord. The Serbs and the ROCOR have always been close, even before the reconciliation with the MP.
Also, as pensateomia
has stated, for many years ROCOR was not in communion with most jurisdictions (although there was much inter-communion between ROCOR and Serbs). I remained in the ROCOR because I believe in what the ROCOR stands for. I still do, but with the reconciliation between ROCOR and the MP, it is much less important to me to be identified with ROCOR since full communion has been established between the Churches. Also, the Serbian Church that I am joining is VERY conservative and there is little difference between the services here and the ROCOR (not to mention that the Calendar is the same).
The Serbian Church has long considered me a "member" since I am Orthodox and they have always considered ROCOR Orthodox. However, becoming a Steward means, at least to me, that I am becoming a member and supporter of this specific parish and am putting myself under the guidance of this Priest and Bishop. I am doing this due to proximity and for what I believe is best for my family, NOT because I have had a falling out with ROCOR, or that I am unhappy with anything that ROCOR stands for or believes. I believe, after much discussion with this Priest, that this parish and my former parish are of one mind and spirit, and I believe in my heart that I have not compromised any of my beliefs making this move.
I hope this makes matters more clear.