Metropolitan Philip's Letter to Fr. Oliver Herbel
August 11, 2009
Rev. Oliver Herbel
1845 16th Street S.
Fargo ND 58103-4854
To the Priest Oliver Herbel:
Greetings in the name of Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I write this letter with a heavy heart in that I am hurt that you continue to attack and criticize myself and the hierarchy of this archdiocese. I was very patient with you during the clergy meeting at the convention last month. I was even willing to overlook your disobedience after you repeatedly refused to yield the floor after having been given the chance to ask multiple questions over a long period of time. Sadly, that was not enough for you. Following the convention you continue to write critical things on the internet. Therefore, effective immediately, we have no more place for you in this Archdiocese and your 'on-loan" status is revoked and you are returned to the omophorion of Archbishop JOB of the OCA. Effective upon receipt of this letter, you are forbidden from serving in any Antiochian parish.
Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America
cc: His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH
His Eminence, Archbishop JOB
His Grace, Bishop MARK