Fr. Victor: Fr. German is incorrect. The Resolution clearly states the following:
- Regarding ROCOR (V) - they are deemed a self-proclaimed church group and the ordinations performed by them are considered incomplete.
- Regarding those who split off from ROCA earlier, and in light of their unwillingness to be a part of ROCA and their establishment of new church structures, relationships with them should be governed by collegial and synodal decisions approved previously.
- Regarding ROAC - the Resolution of the ROCOR Bishops' Sobor of 1996 to deny Bishop Valentin clerical standing remains in force and his future actions as a cleric will not be recognized.
- Regarding RTOC - the Decision of the ROCA Holy Synod on May 3/16, 2003, to forbid Archbishop Lazarus and Bishop Venyamin from serving remains in force. Therefore, all of their later actions as clerics may not be considered valid.