Bishop Nikolai Tonsures Registered Sex Offendor

Orthodox Reform
December 13, 2007

Bishop Nikolai of Alaska (OCA) is recently shown tonsuring Terenty Dushkin to be a Reader of St. Innocent Cathedral (picture above, from the Diocese of Alaska website).

According to, Dushkin has been convicted of nine felony charges and is required to register as a sex offender.

Additional information may be obtained from the Alaskan sex offender registry.

Terenty Duskin attended St. Herman of Alaska Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska, in the fall of 2003. St. Herman is one of three seminaries belonging to the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Duskin was expelled from the seminary in December of that year, "because he did not follow certain rules required of all students." The Bishop has not disclosed which rules were broken.

Bishop Nikolai himself is the subject of sexual misconduct allegations, as widely reported in the Alaska Kodiak Daily Mirror and other media.


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