The following letter was emailed on January 29, 2020 to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, all his suffragan bishops, Father Thomas Zain, Father Nicholas Belcher, several other staff members in Englewood, and Father Josiah Trenham.
The deafening silence from the Patriarchate and the Archdiocese compels us to share this letter publicly.
For context see the Josiah Trenham: The Scandal section in our Archives 2020.
Metropolitan Joseph (Al-Zehlaoui) and Archpriest Josiah Trenham of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
To whom it may concern:
Christ is in our midst.
The more the Josiah Trenham débâcle drags on, the worse it gets:
1). According to Orthodoxy in Dialogue’s analytics for yesterday, January 28, several people found us by googling “metropolitan joseph girlfriend”—which is interesting, given that we have never mentioned “metropolitan joseph” and “girlfriend” in the same article. In fact, I don’t recall that we’ve ever used the word “girlfriend” in any article at all. Yet, this is what people are googling, and they’re finding us and our articles about Metropolitan Joseph and Josiah Trenham, and here we are today.