28) infiltrated by the KGB and FSB
WIKI LINK: 2018 Moscow–Constantinople schism .
True Orthodox Church in Russia (TOCR) is one of the many non-canonical religious dissident organizations headed by Леонид Семёнович Прокопьев (Leonid Semionovich Prokppyev - former Colonel of KGB), later he changed his surname to Motovilov, Мотовилов.
The Eastern Orthodox church freely admit that the Russian Orthodox Church was massively infiltrated by the former KGB, now FSB.
Critics of the reunification argue that "the hierarchy in Moscow still has not properly addressed the issue of KGB infiltration of the church hierarchy during the Soviet period."
( so.... you are potentially confessing your sins to the KGB / FSB in America,)
'An official document issued by Russian parliament in March 1992 says in part: "KGB agents, using such aliases as Sviatoslav, Adamant, Mikhailov, Nesterovich, Ognev, and others, made trips abroad, organized by the Russian Orthodox Church External Relations Department, performing missions assigned to them by KGB leadership.'
As the Orthodox Church in America is ruled over by the Russian church, it is obvious the USA church may be riddled with spying activity. That means when you go to "confession" in your local USA Orthodox Church you may be confessing your sins directly to a Russian Agent working for the Russian Government. The information can also be in an indiscrete way passed on to a Russian spy. I have seen an Orthodox priest on FaceBook who passed on information about confessions made to him anonymously, and the penances he imposed (for example).
Critics of the reunification argue that "the hierarchy in Moscow still has not properly addressed the issue of KGB infiltration of the church hierarchy during the Soviet period." It has also been noted that "some parishes and priests of the ROCOR have always rejected the idea of a reunification with the ROC and said they would leave the ROCOR if this happened. The communion in Moscow may accelerate their departure."
The signing of the act led to yet another small schism from the ROCOR, this time taking with it Bishop Agafangel (Pashkovsky) of Odessa and Tauria, and with him some of ROCOR's parishes in the Ukraine, which refused to enter the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Agafangel was subsequently suspended by the ROCOR synod for disobedience. Despite censure, Agafangel persisted with the support of ROCOR parishes inside and outside of the Ukraine which had also refused to submit to the Act of Canonical Communion. Agafangel subsequently ordained Bishop Andronik (Kotliaroff) with the assistance of Greek bishops from the Holy Synod in Resistance; these ordinations signified the breach between ROCOR and those who would refused communion with Moscow. At a Fifth All-Diaspora Council (composed of clergy who did not accept the Act of Canonical Communion), Bishop Agafangel was elevated to the rank of metropolitan; he now heads the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - Provisional Supreme Church Authority (ROCA-PSCA) as Metropolitan Agafangel of New York and Eastern America.
as Russian rules over the USA church jurisdiction in Orthodoxy!!)