So is it not possible then for St. George's Hermitage to be part of St. Petroc Monastery under Fr. Michael who is Abbott of St. Petroc?
That is correct. Coinfirmation may be sought from several people
Metropolitan Hilarion......... met.hilarion at gmail.com
Bishop Jerome................ bpjerome at gmail.com
Fr Anthony Bondi, Pastoral Vicar for Western Rite
................. samoc at optonline.net
under Fr. Michael who is Abbott of St. Petroc
That is not correct. Bishop Jerome has stated clearly that Fr Michael is a hieromonk and not an Abbot.
Maybe Fr. Michael is using it from a western Christian or Latin way of thinking rather than in an Orthodox understanding of an ecclesiastical position bestowed by a superior i.e. a bishop? Maybe he is not aware of the problem with using it? He does seek to explain in this way at: http://orthodoxwesternrite.wordpress.com/st-petroc-monastery/
It is however true that in Latin use, an Abbott is normally a delegated honour and rank, and normally an abbey does consist of a reasonable number of monks - more than two priest-monks and one novice nun.
Given that his site is blessed by Vladyka Jerome, one would have thought that the content would also be blessed.In regard to titles
, why do the various Petrochian websites, of Fr. Michael continue to refer to the Metropolitan as an Archbishop when in our Church a Metropolitan is a higher ecclesiastical rank? see: http://orthodoxwesternrite.wordpress.com/st-petroc-monastery/
in our case Archbishop Hilarion
Archbishop Hilarion, who has directed us to set up Western Rite Missions here in England.
After all His Eminence is also First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad? While he is diocesan Archbishop for Australia & New Zealand, His Eminence is our most senior bishop and I assume the use of Archbishop is a Western-rite thing because the use of Metropolitan in the Western Church is largely disused.