Ambrose Moran and the Genuine Orthodox Church of America

In the latter part of 2007, Ambrose Moran joined a schismatic sect called the Genuine Orthodox Church of America (GOCA).  The major event he took part in was the “consecration” of “Bishop” John.  In mid-2008, Ambrose Moran left the GOCA.  You can read the timeline of events here as told by the GOCA.  It was from “Bishop” Gregory that I obtained Ambrose Moran’s Orthodox consecration certificate.  Ambrose Moran presented it as evidence that he was an Orthodox bishop.  He also presented this letter.


When asked about this time in his life, Ambrose Moran told the Kentucky Fathers that “Bishop” Gregory led him to believe that he wished to be received into the Catholic Church.  Now if one reads the GOCA website and clicks on the link below, which is to an impartial news post published in July 2008, he may be forced to ask himself, “Can anything be more comical than Ambrose Moran’s claim that ‘Bishop’ Gregory wanted to become Catholic?”


Gregory of Colorado’s Single-Handed Consecration: “Don’t let the Kiousites Find Out”


News post screenshot:



GOCA website screenshot:



The “consecration” of “Bishop” John:


“Bishop” John, “Bishop” Gregory, Ambrose Moran

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