Some 20 Bishops were present for these meetings so that this new International Union comprises Bishops of the canonical Synods of Greece, under Metropolitan Angelos of Avlona, Russia, under Metropolitan Seraphim of Moscow and his successor, Metropolitan Tikhon, Ukrainia, under Metropolitan Varsanuohy of Bukavinia, Georgia, under Metropolitan Christopher of Tiblisi and our own Synod of North and South America and the British Isles, under Metropolitan John of New York. In this Union, all of these Synods are equal members and in no way are subordinate to one another. We believe that, because of the size of the various churches and peoples under these Synods, this new International Union represents the largest grouping of truly canonical Orthodox Churches that are opposed to the heresy of Ecumenism and which are therefore unwilling to be associated with the present claimant of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Bartholomew.
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