Metropolitan Jonah Resigns.
I would only suggest that it might be more fruitful to look at it from the point of view of the letter of resignation itself: I had come to the realization long ago that that I have neither the personality nor the temperament for the position of Primate, a position I never sought nor desired. If we talk about this purely from the point of view of executive leadership, which I hate to do in a churchly context, running a national organization requires a lot of specific skills and a certain personality and temperament in addition to the virtues of a holy archpastor. Metropolitan Jonah had experience running a monastery, not running a diocese, and therefore had little chance to develop some of those skills. Holy archpastor, sure, he's got that down. He will be a valuable asset to the OCA for the next few decades, I'm sure. I don't know much about anything, but, from what little I've heard and what we've seen from the OCA, it seems plausible that we could take Metropolitan Jonah's statement here at face value rather than looking for hints of lavender or whatever.