Ashe is not Orthodox! I don't know what the Pope was doing on TBN, and it doesn't concern me. But this Ashe is not Orthodox by any means; he's vagante.
The group Anastasios was referring to is the one Paul mentions. They're not in communion with any of us, but to my knowledge they have not deviated from the Orthodox faith. It seems they "flirt" with Protestants now and then, however, and that is a little problematic.
I agree 100%. Veron Ashe is not Oriental Orthodox. the Pope was on TBN for the same reason that Orthodox clergy appear of EWTN, to represent out pov and witness the truth of Orthodoxy. He has written several books on Pentecostal/Charismatics heresies, such as the teaching of "salvation in a moment" and their warped understanding of who the Holy Spirit is and what He does.
There is a group in India called the Independent Thozhiyoor church. It is a small church of few hundred families. They keep the essential aspects of OO faith, but not part of any Synod.
It seems to me that they fail to keep the essential aspects of the OO Faith if they are willing to give whatever legitimacy they can to this Ashe fellow without requiring him to abandon Pentecostal/Charismatic theology, i.e. :He received the "baptism in the Holy Ghost" while he was very young, and hasn't lost familiarity with this spiritual experience (he teaches seminars on the prophetic) and continues to "move in the Spirit" (in the charismatic sense of receiving spontaneous divine guidance) even as an Orthodox bishop
as Pedro has described. There cannot be a "Charismatic Orthodox Church" remade in the image of Benny Hinn, Morris Cerullo, & co.
I wish the Christians linking to Apostle Thomas remain united.
Me too Paul, so long as they are united in the Orthodox Faith
, and not solely on the basis of the St. Thomas lineage, regardless of whether they teach Protestantism, Charismatic blasphemy, or whatever else.