Archbishop Ambrose Moran Has Resurfaced With SSPX Resistance

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Archbishop Ambrose Moran Has Resurfaced With SSPX Resistance

Postby Madison Grant » Thu 8 October 2015 12:40 am

Hello and thank you. I would like to share with the board the following developments so as to seek information about a certain man who claims to be many wild things.

Metropolitan Archbishop Ambrose Moran claims to have been privately tutored as a young man by Russian Jesuits who were fleeing the Jewish Bolsheviks in the former Soviet Union in the first half of the twentieth century. He claims to have been ordained to the priest hood in 1974 and then Consecrated a Bishop in 1976 by Cardinal Joseph Slipyj along with two other co- Consecrators present.
He claims to have been given Papal Privilege in order to sneak into the former Soviet Union to recruit Orthodox Bishops to convert to Roman Catholicism. He claims he was given this authority by the Vatican in order to have Universal Jurisdiction to ordain men and to raise up men to the Roman Episcopate around the world.
He claims to have access to the US pentagon.
He claims to have access to the Vatican's Roman Curia.
He claims Pope John Paul II knew about him and even has a doctored photograph where he shows to have met the Pope.
He claims he is the replacement of Cardinal Joseph Slipyj inside the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and is their true and lawful Patriarch.
He claims Jurisdiction over the Sees of Alexandria and Jerusalem.
He claims to have been State Board certified by the state of NY to practice Psychology with his Doctoral degrees.
He claims to have a Doctorate in Canon Law.
He claims to live in Colorado in a Hermitage and to have entered the ranks of the True Orthodox Church's GOC Jurisdiction. His online data trail stretches back from the mid- 1990's to at least around 2010 where he is found to be inside True Orthodoxy. As of this past month of September 2015 in a series of video posts on the YouTube channel belonging to the SSPX Resistance seminary in Boston, Kentucky, he claims he is willing to ordain priests and is open to Consecrating Bishops.

Within the last 100 hours Metropolitan Archbishop Ambrose Moran, or someone working for him, has established a online blog in order to prove his credentials to the SSPX Resistance faithful who are doubtful of his claims.

It is being reported on Facebook that he has authority by a SSPX Resistance group based out of Boston, KY, the location of the seminary he visited in September 2015 in order to introduce himself, to shepherd the flock inside Colorado as he also happens to live there.

Sermon Bishop Ambrose September 2015:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk2NnV-Qtuw

Sermon His Excellency Bishop Ambrose Catholic; Eastern Rite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYN_E3guNnA

Sermon Archbishop Ambrose Address to the Faithful September 10th 2015:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg6af9eoQh4

The WordPress Blog put up within the last 100 hours by him containing many doctored photos.
https://ambrosemoran.wordpress.com/

This video is by the leader of the outfit located in Boston,KY who says he has been in contact with Archbishop Ambrose Moran for the last 6 months:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sogtyFzZsZw

This is the webforum hosting the latest findings by SSPX Resistance faithful who are at odds with the group in Boston, KY, on Archbishop Ambrose:
http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php?a= ... in=0&num=3

It would be fantastic if any additional information, such as contact numbers or details from living persons who may happen to know or have known this man who claims many wild things. Thank you.

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Re: Archbishop Ambrose Moran Has Resurfaced With SSPX Resistance

Postby Maria » Thu 8 October 2015 1:01 am

Welcome to the E Cafe forum!

This thread is being moved to Misc - Other Topics as it deals with the SSPX Resistance.
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Re: Archbishop Ambrose Moran Has Resurfaced With SSPX Resistance

Postby Madison Grant » Sun 11 October 2015 7:40 pm

Archbishop Gregory of GOC speaks,

This information was posted in the last 24 hours at the pro- SSPX Resistance webforum CathInfo:

First some images:
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Now Archbishop Gregory writes about Metropolitan Archbishop Ambrose Moran who has now resurfaced with the SSPX Resistance outfit in Kentucky:


Archbishop Ambroise came to us from the city of New York. He was asking us to be receive into our church. After examining him and papers which he presented we determined that he had renounced the Roman Catholic faith and joined the Orthodox Church, however he was involved with the ecumenical movement. He had presented papers that he was it received into the Alexandrian Orthodox Patriarchate and was their representative in the United States.


In October 2007 Archbishop Ambrose of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, of New York and the Eastern United States, repented of all his ecumenical connections with World Orthodoxy and petitioned to be received into the Genuine Orthodox Church of America. He signed a Declaration stating that he renounced the heresy of Ecumenism, and requested to be received back into the one holy, catholic and apostolic Church. On Sunday, November 18, 2007, Archbishop Ambrose was received into the Church by joint agreement of Archbishop Gregory of the GOC of America and Archbishop Makarios of the GOC of Greece. The reception of Archbishop Ambrose took place in the Cathedral of the Dormition before all the faithful, where he made his renunciation in public and was chrismated back into the Church.

The following is a picture of his reception and him signing his renunciation of the ecumenical heresy, which recognizes the church of Rome as a valid entity ... ...

On July 27, 2008, a letter written and signed by Archbishop Ambrose was received by the holy Synod, portraying the Synod of the GOC of America as non-existent. Archbishop Ambrose signed it as the Metropolitan of Kiev and the Exarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, thus reverting back to his former status as part of World Orthodoxy.

Because of his uncanonical actions, Archbishop Ambrose was brought to spiritual court and found guilty. He was duly deposed from the clergy.

There are many more documents and photographs. But I believe this is sufficient for you to understand that this poor man is only seeking for glory or a buck. He has a very bad reputation in Buena Vista. Just a shot inquiry among the police would give you a fair impression of what they think of this man.

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Postby Maria » Sun 11 October 2015 9:23 pm


Dear Madison,

Please site your source for the information you have presented.
Per our copyright rules, no more than a couple of short paragraphs should be quoted from a website.

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Re: Archbishop Ambrose Moran Has Resurfaced With SSPX Resistance

Postby Maria » Sun 11 October 2015 9:24 pm

I found this information at http://orthodoxwiki.org/Genuine_Orthodo ... of_America

In 2007, Archbishop Gregory received Archbishop Ambrose (Moran-Dolgorouky) of New York City, one of many episcopi vagantes who claim to have been consecrated by independent Ukrainian bishops, into the GOCA. After his reception, he participated in the consecration of Archimandrite John (Egan) as Bishop of Colorado Springs, along with Archbishop Gregory, on January 6, 2008. Since the reception of a bishop can only be canonically accomplished by a synod, Archbishop Gregory initially claimed that Archbishop Makarios of Athens gave him verbal consent for the reception over the telephone. This was vehemently denied by both Archbishop Makarios and his Synod of Bishops. Six months later, Archbishop Ambrose left the GOCA and returned to his former status as an independent bishop. Since the consecration of Bishop John was administered by only two bishops, one of whom was uncanonically received into the Church and possessed questionable apostolic succession, the GOCA has become completely isolated from other Old Calendarist communities. A number of members of those communities issued condemnations immediately after his unjustified separation from the ROAC.
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Re: Archbishop Ambrose Moran Has Resurfaced With SSPX Resistance

Postby Maria » Sun 11 October 2015 9:56 pm

I found this link immediately below, which records the life of Archbishop Gregory of Colorado.
It must be stated that this autobiography might not be all that truthful.
http://www.archbishopgregory.info/chapt ... rose.shtml

Then I found this link at E Cafe discussing Archbishop Ambrose Moran. It dates back to November 2007.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8279

Madison, you have already linked Bishop Ambrose's new blog, which was started on October 4, 2015:
https://ambrosemoran.wordpress.com/

There is also a blog, which attempts to expose who the real Bishop Ambrose is:
http://opuspublicum.com/2015/10/06/bish ... -thickens/

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A new web-log, presumably run by the good bishop, has now popped up with photos and documents which superficially appear to support his claim to both UGCC incardination and episcopal consecration. It has been noted, however, that the “William Moran” whose name appears on some of the documents and whose pictures have been used may not in fact be Ambrose Moran, but rather a brother or some other relative. ...

What can be seen right now, however, is Bishop Ambrose (Amvrosij)’s website for the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the USA, which seems to have been his “ecclesiastical home” prior to aligning himself with the Roman Catholic traditionalist movement known as the “Resistance.” Three quick points need to be made here.

First, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the USA is not the same as either the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) or the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (UOC-USA). ...

Second, the mailing address for Ambrose’s Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the USA is a PO Box located in Buena Vista, Colorado. Buena Vista is the home of the so-called Genuine Orthodox Church of America (GOCA), a hub for vagante Orthodox bishops. Ambrose was at one time received into the GOCA, though it appears he has parted company with them.

And last, no member of the UGCC I have contacted has ever met Bishop Ambrose, and only one had any knowledge of him period. ...
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Re: Archbishop Ambrose Moran Has Resurfaced With SSPX Resistance

Postby Maria » Sun 11 October 2015 10:31 pm

Here is the official link to the UAOC which Archbishop Ambrose apparently heads.
http://theuaoc.com/

The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC)-USA- SOBORNOPRAVNA was established by Metropolitan Hryhorij in Chicago in 1952. The current primate is Metropolitian-Archbishop Amvrosij - who was consecrated by Metropolitan Hryhorij and bishops of the Holy Synod as confirmed by a document of agreement with the Slavonic (Czecho-slovak) Orthodox Church of 1983 signed by Metropolitan-Archbishop Hryhorij, Metropolitan-Archbishop Andrew, Metropolitan-Archbishop Amvrosij, Archbishop Anthony, Archpriest John Piecuch II, Vicar General, and Chore-bishop Dimitri (Gaines), Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops since the 1970's and serving under Metropolitan Amvrosij until Dimitri's death in 2010.


So, here Archbishop Ambrose says that he was consecrated by an Orthodox hierarch, but in his blog, Archbishop Ambrose says that he was consecrated by an Eastern Catholic hierarch.
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