>Fr. Kenneth Bracy **was** ordained a subdeacon, deacon and a priest by
>the French Orthodox group in 1996. This would explain why Fr. Kenneth
>said in the 2000 interview that he
>had been a priest for four years, although he wasn't ordained
>by Metropolitan Herman of the OCA until that very year.
This isn't quite correct. His ordination was not done with the permission
of the ruling hierarch of ECOF (Bishop Germain).
Bracy was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Gabriel (Loynes, former
ROCOR priest who managed to get himself elevated to the episcopate by three
"old calendarist" bishops in Athens, March, 1996). Bishop Gabriel's
relationship with ECOF was very short in duration. In April of 1996,
Kenneth Bracy was promoted for diaconate and priesthood by Bishop Gabriel
while he was in Paris, but Bishop Germain of ECOF denied his request for
Orders. Bishop Germain later released Bishop Gabriel from any canonical
attachment to the life of ECOF in the USA, and Kenneth Bracy decided to
follow Bishop Gabriel (who had ordained him late August or September of
1996 against the wishes of Bishop Germain). Kenneth Bracy continued
serving as a priest in the community of Bishop Gabriel until his acceptance
by the OCA.