Bishop Milan Doesn’t Renew Fr. Chismar’s Contract, Converts to Orthodoxy- St. Emilians without a Priest

On May 5, 2021, Fr. Jan Cizmar was received into the Orthodox Church in America at their cathedral in Chicago.  This was due to Bishop Milan not renewing Fr. Jan Cizmar’s contract, leaving St. Emilians of Brunswick, OH without a priest.  Fr. Jan did not want to leave the Byzantine Catholic Church.  However, additional issues arose and he decided to join the Orthodox church as again,  Bishop Milan would not renew his contract.  Another example of poor leadership and driving people away from our churches instead of embracing them.



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