(Illustration: Patriarch Ilia 2 of Georgia.)

The monasteries of Selje and Norddal, which has been sorted under the Georgian patriarchate, are no longer a part of the patriarchate. This means that they now are uncanonical, which means that they are not approved by the orthodox communities, and does not meet the tradition and requirements that the Orthodox Church sets. Despite of this, they are still claiming to be orthodox in their local communities in Norway.

At the time, the only legitime orthodox monk at Selje is Father Agathangelos (Kent-Eirik Gabriel Olsen).

The following letter was sent from the patriarchate of Georgia to the group at Selje/Norddal, and proves that they are evicted due to extraordinary circumstances.

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