Statement issued by OCA Chancery

On August 24, 2012, an allegation of misconduct was received at the Chancery concerning His Grace, Bishop Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Diocese of the Midwest. The allegation centers on how certain telephone and text communications directed by His Grace to an adult woman member of the OCA were understood to have been intended.

There are no allegations involving physical contact or criminal conduct.  Even so, in accordance with church policies, the bishop is on administrative leave while the investigation proceeds.