(ROEA) - The Congress of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America gathered in its 84th Annual Session at Vatra Romaneasca, in Grass Lake, Michigan, passed unanimously the following resolution in its opening session:
Whereas, the life of our God-protected Episcopate has recently been attacked by calumny, slander and lies through the use of emails, social media, publications and illegal demonstrations; and
Whereas, the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA) is a canonical diocese of the Orthodox Church in America, its hierarchs being members of its Holy Synod of Bishops, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States and the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Canada;
The Congress of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America therefore resolves the following:
We affirm our allegiance and adherence to the Holy Canons of the Orthodox Church, the Statutes of the Orthodox Church in America and the Constitution and By-Laws of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America;
We assert our support of and loyalty to His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel, Reverend Father Vicar David Oancea, Reverend Father Vicar Dan Hoarste and others who have been the objects of said attacks; and
We call upon the clergy of the ROEA, its members and all faithful Orthodox Christians to observe and protect the peace, harmony and good order of our God-protected Episcopate.
Done at Vatra Romaneasca, 2 September 2016.