As reported on the OCA’s webpage, the Synod of Bishops of the OCA has suspended Archbishop Seraphim of Canada.
The Synod has also released the mandate for the Synodal Commission for the Investigation of Allegations against Archbishop Seraphim. This is the document outlining the purpose and scope of this investigative committee.
Before all the gossips read too much into these two actions, keep in mind that none of this necessarily means there is new information which has prompted these actions. Some things were already in progress and just take time to enact following now established procedures before being announced. Some had to be worked through the procedures of the system. For the system to work, it has to take time to work. Announcements don’t always mean something new has occurred, they sometimes only mean that things were at a point that the announcements could be made.
The Canadian authorities have put a publication ban in effect for this case as has been widely reported in all of the Canadian news outlets. This would seem to mean don’t expect an endless series of official news flashes and breaking news bulletins for the time being. As with the OCA, the Canadian system must work through this case according to its procedures.