Bishop Matthias "retired" by the OCA

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88Devin12:
Quote from: podkarpatska on April 14, 2013, 04:02:36 PM

Perhaps, given their true numbers, they might consider the possibility of consolidating sees?


Please tell me that's a joke. How many people a diocese has is irrelevant to whether one's bishop has more territory. In fact, the Midwestern diocese needs to be split more. The size was one contributing factor to Archbishop Job's early, and unfortunate repose. During his tenure, he was under stress from the travel as well as the controversies.

Speaking honestly, the OCA needs a separate diocese for the "Great Plains" & Ozarkian states. That is, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Adding these 4 states to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio is far too many for one Bishop to handle.

On the other hand, if it's a place like New York City, then even though it's a smaller area, it should have multiple Bishops (once all our jurisdictions are united). The whole "one Bishop to a city" thing was put forward during a time when the largest city in existence was 2 million people (and that's within a few square miles). Today we have massive cities like NYC and Chicago, which will require multiple Bishops, while all technically within the same "city", would be Bishops of different portions of the city. Like Manhattan, Kings, Bronx, Queens etc...

We rarely ever see our Bishop here in Missouri, even when he wasn't suspended. We should really have a Bishop that is more accessible. Archbishop Job had to deal with a lot of rogue clergy during his tenure, and despite his efforts, didn't entirely deal with the issue, though he did the best he could. It would be much easier to manage this portion of the United States if we were divided between two diocese, a "Midwestern" and a "Great Plains".

Putnik Namernik:
It would be ideal to have at least one bishop per state-province (USA and Canada), but it would be difficult since they would need at least 63 bishops (50 for USA and 13 for Canada)...

Michał Kalina:
Quote from: Putnik Namernik on April 14, 2013, 07:21:43 PM

It would be ideal to have at least one bishop per state-province (USA and Canada), but it would be difficult since they would need at least 63 bishops (50 for USA and 13 for Canada)...


There are about 65 of them now.

Punch:
Quote from: Michał Kalina on April 14, 2013, 02:43:16 PM

OCA - the only one Church with retired vs. active bishops 1:1 ratio.


The OCA is getting to be a lot like a Banana Republic army, where every fourth person is a general.

ICXCNIKA:
Seems like an appropriate resolution to an inappropriate situation.

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