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George (Gathuna) of Nitria

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In 1972 he was ordained titular Bishop of Natrun, Assistant Bishop of the Metropolis Eirenoupolis.
In 1974 Bishop George (Arthur) Gathuna, hence the split in the Orthodox Church into African and Greek Orthodox. On 30th November 30th 1979 Bishop George (Gathuna) was defrocked, caused by what he called a problem of leadership and authority. However, the Patriarchate accused him of a lack of vision.
Following his defrocking Bishop George (Gathuna) joined a schismatic group under a bishop in Greece that followed the old calendar (Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili - [[Holy Synod in Resistance]]). Several other Orthodox Christians in Kenya followed him.

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