I actually have no dog in the Met Jonah fight. I see him regularly so I get to ask him stuff. I have far stronger opinions concerning Met Herman.
You are fishing around for an issue I think... You are harping on something inconsequential.
But if you like I can ask him about the process. I am sure he will serve at my Church again soon.
Here is how I will word the question. If you want to amend it please post suggestions
"Would you mind telling me about the process of a Bishop visiting a jurisdiction not his?. What is the usual communication between Bishops when planning a visit. It is it a Pro-Forma request or is there something more serious involved?"
BUWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I don't think you going to find anyone here that believes that, whether they are a Met Jonah supporter or no.
I am offended by many of the cheap shots leveled against him. But I have no strong attachment to him. I know several people who go out of their way to attend his weekly liturgy and I know a good six or seven people who have become his spiritual children. I also know very well two men who will become monks and live at his new Monastery.I have demonstrated no similar level of interest.
I have contact with him because of where I alter serve and because I have training on how to serve a Bishop at a Hierarchical Liturgy, which is rather complicated.
I wish him the best. I like serving with him. I think his sermons are excellent and he is a friendly guy. I have very little emotional investment in the controversy. I rallied to the defense of Met Herman when people were taking similar cheap shots even though I think he should be prosecuted.