Though the minutes are not explicit, I think they represent a mature and amicable path toward resolution of the administrative disagreements that exist between the members of the Synod and the first among them, their primate. It appears they defined the limits of their primate's unilateral authority, in addition to what the statutes describe. They seem to have agreed to have Fr. Joseph dismissed from the primatial Cathedral, and to investigate the matter of the leaked e-mail messages. They also clarified the responsibilities of the Lesser Synod. If all can adhere to these understandings, the disputes should be minimized.
Never-the-less, I eagerly await the report of OCANews, which will probably explain details, perspectives, tone, and possibly contingencies related to these decisions.
However, I do think, despite all that's been written about political issues related to the disputes which were publically debated over the past few months, Metropolitan Jonah must distance himself from the entire Kondratick cabal, in an very obvious manner. The advice he receives, some of his actions which end up being controversial, often are tied to Kondratick associates, his former (perhaps current) enablers. I think his opposition is saying, forgiveness, a Christian virtue is of course desireable, but continuing to allow those who were engaged in administrative positions during the financial malfeasance of the Metropolitan Theodosios and Metropolitan Herman administrations (per the SIC Report), to continue in prominent positions, must cease and a clear change must be evident.
The very unfortunate result of the disputes, is Fr. Alexander's removal as Chancellor, who by all accounts served very effectively with dedication and integrity, but for some reason, possibly due to his having allegedly edited the sexual abuse report, is not being reinstated, though his talents are being utilized as "consultant" for the time being, i.e. he gets the privilege of doing the work, but doesn't get the title. These type of changes are not uncommon with changes of administration, regretfully.