An announcement by the Holy Synod of the Church of Albania, on the occasion of the ordination of Fr. Theophan Koja as Bishop of Philomelion, refers to an unprecedented reward to someone who “undermines” the unity of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.
According to the announcement of the Holy Synod, this is an unprecedented reward having in mind the unsuitability of this clergyman to shepherd an Orthodox flock.
In fact, it comments that during his ordination yesterday by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Phanar, “he recited the Credo by adding the ‘filioque’.”
The Church of Albania is not the first time that has publicly shown its dissatisfaction with the clergyman in question.
It referred to himself as a “vanguard of divisive actions” who never apologized for them.
You may read the announcement of the Holy Synod of the Church of Albania below:
Unprecedented reward for someone who undermines the unity of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.
Unprecedented confirmation of his unsuitability to shepherd an Orthodox flock.
Theofan Koja, at the critical moment of his ordination as Bishop, presided over by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America in Phanar on July 25, 2023, recited the Credo by adding the ‘filioque’.