deposition by the Holy Synod (OCA) / added new successor
On [[September 4]], 2008, following the retirement of Metropolitan Herman due to ill health (and pending back surgery), the Holy Synod of the OCA named Abp. Seraphim the administrator of the Metropolitan’s [[See]] and to assist His Eminence, [[Dmitri (Royster) of Dallas|Dmitri]] who was appointed the ''[[locum tenens]]''.
In late September 2010 the Lesser Synod meeting in Oyster Bay Cove, NY heard a report that Canadian police were investigating a complaint of sexual misconduct against Archbishop Seraphim. This act was alleged to have taken place thirty years prior when Archbishop Seraphim was a priest in Winnipeg. He was placed on a three-month leave of absence as the investigation continued and his episcopal responsibilities were being managed by [[Irénée (Rochon) of
Quebec City|Bishop Irenee]].
* [[Archdiocese of Canada (OCA)]]
* [http://www.archdiocese.ca/e_bishop/archbishop.htm Official biography]
* [http://www.archdiocese.ca/archivesbishops.htm List of Bishops of Canada]
title=Archbishop of Ottawa<br>([[OCA]])|
before=[[Theodosius (Lazor) of Washington|Theodosius (Lazor)]]<br><b><i>locum tenens</i></b>|