Metropolitan’s Decree No. 2-28-13

Metropolitan’s Decree

February 23, 2013

No. 2-28-13

In  view of his violations of the canons by disrespect of the person of the Patriarch and other members of the Hierarchy, lengthy absences from his parish in Hobart, Tasmania, causing spiritual neglect of the faithful of his church community, and the constant inflammatory and unedifying  negative comments which he publicly broadcasts within the religious media, bringing disrepute to the Orthodox witness of the Western Rite  movement, Hieromonk Michael (Mansbridge-Wood), cleric of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, is hereby suspended and relieved of all his priestly duties and obligations concerning the Western Rite in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and is retired from active service in the Church.

Given the above, any and all blessings for his websites are hereby withdrawn.


Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia