Holy Orthodox Church of North America (HOCNA)

A website created by victims of Holy Transfiguration Monastery - Boston

The purpose of this website is to bring innocent people to the awareness that Holy Transfiguration Monastery, and its associates forming the organization known as HOCNA, is a CULT.

The objective of HOCNA is primarily the protection of certain members of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, and certain other clergymen, from answering for their sexual crimes.

[Prophecy of St. Nilus the Myrrh-streamer of Mt. Athos...1651]

After the year 1900, toward the middle of the 20th century, the people of that time will become unrecognizable...At that time the morals and traditions of Christians and of the Church will change. People will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign...Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society...The Churches of God will be deprived of God-fearing and pious pastors, and woe to the Christians remaining in the world at that time; they will completely lose their faith because they will lack the opportunity of seeing the light of knowledge from anyone at all.

We, the victims of HOCNA/Holy Transfiguration Monastery, have come together to create this website for the express purpose of telling our story, in order to prevent innocent people from being hurt as we have been. Our families have been torn apart, our children have been taken from us and psychologically injured, and our lives have been destroyed. We admit that the blame for this is due partly to ourselves, because we did not believe the testimonies of dozens of monks who have left Holy Transfiguration Monastery. We were dazzled by the aura of a monastery and the reputation of an ‘elder’, by their production of icons, incense, and books, by their services, by the relics they possess, and by the propaganda they disseminate, and we disregarded our own common sense. If we had believed "the Call to Repentance" by Archbishop Gregory or the testimonies of the monks/victims of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, we would not be lamenting our loss now.

We now recognize that Holy Transfiguration Monastery was indeed, at one time, in the true Orthodox Church and it is because of this that God eventually revealed the secret homosexual activity of Father Panteleimon and his disciples. Now we recognize that they fled from the Church of God and created their own church in order to protect themselves from any further prosecution of their self-styled and perverted ‘Elder’, Father Panteleimon, a.k.a. John Metropoulos. Therefore, we have come to the conclusion that the "Holy Orthodox Church of North America" (HOCNA) is nothing other than a facade created to protect the monks of Holy Transfiguration Monastery so as to permit them to continue their illicit life-style. Consequently, it has become apparent to us that HOCNA has also drawn to itself a multitude of ‘clergy’ who wish also to engage in illicit sexual activity and not be in the least accountable for it.

Any past or future victims who wish to add to this website their accounts of the abuse, either sexual, psychological, or physical, may do so by contacting us at: webmaster@hocna.info with the Subject: “HELP FOR VICTIMS OF HTM/HOCNA”.

Articles and Video from Archbishop Gregory’s TrueOrthodoxy.org


Developments in the Tragedy Known as the Holy Orthodox Church of North America (HOCNA)

A shocking and revealing biography of Father Panteliemon, the founder of HOCNA.

The Chronology of Events of the HOCNA/Panteleimonite Schism

Testimonies of Victims


Some of the testimonies on this website of the victims of Father Panteleimon contain explicit sexual language not suitable for children. We have put these testimonies on this site to warn you of the true nature of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in an effort to warn you to protect yourselves and your children from these depraved men.

The reader should understand that these testimonies have been written by individuals who have suffered great and traumatic pain at the hands of the HOCNA clergy who are using clerical positions to hide their audacity and crimes. Therefore, if these testimonies seem harsh and vengeful, it should be weighed with this consideration in mind.

As other testimonies of HOCNA victims are received, they will be added to this website.

Official Documents

Horrific Tragedies

Witness of Former HOCNA Members

Church Canons Condemning HOCNA for Schism and Sexual Crimes

HOCNA: A Call to Repentance


A Final note to this Website

We see from the above documents, that there are statements from two separate jurisdictions, ROCOR and GOCA, and although they are at odds with each other on ecclesiastical issues, yet when it comes to the moral and schismatic nature of HOCNA, they are in absolute agreement.


If you are a victim of HTM/HOCNA and trapped within their web of deceit, and need help, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will do all that we can to provide assistance, resources, and spiritual counseling. Please contact us at webmaster@hocna.info with the Subject: “HELP FOR VICTIMS OF HTM/HOCNA”.

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