Following is a list of groups who have claimed in the past or still claim to be us by using one of our names, either the corporate name of THEOCACNA, the short name (American Orthodox Catholic Church) or both.
Any group that attempts to steal an identity or use the name of another Church cannot be a good organization to be associated with. Think about it, would you go to a Church that claims to be the Roman Catholic Church that holds its services in a home and has a woman priest? Or a group using a name like Greek Orthodox who also posts a different type name on the sign or webpage and holding services in a small rented room or store front?
For the most part these groups are part of the Independent Movement.
Here is a partial list of such groups and we suggest you be very careful in any dealings with them.
American Orthodox Catholic Church Western Rite of Medford, Long Island, NY.
This group ordains women which is contrary to Orthodox Canons. Therefore they are not orthodox so this is likely another independent old catholic group.
American Orthodox Catholic Church webpage by Stephen Tyminski of N.Y. claims both the AOCC name and our Corporate name "The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America" which is a registered service mark of this Church. On this webpage he mentions Abp. Thaddeus (Condrick) who he has not been associated with for a few years now.
Thaddeus, Alan Stanford, of Deming or Columbus, NM (formerly of Calif.) used to list THEOCACNA and American Orthodox Catholic Church on his website but now states not associated with THEOCACNA. He has made a number of claims that have changed from time to time. Claims to have the "Blessing of the Holy Patriarchate of Moscow" who deny knowing him, claims no other "Mother Church" existed 1921-1927 until his group was incorporated - the 1927 appears to refer to our Charter again, and then he denies being or claiming to be the Mother Church.
The OCCNA - Orthodox Catholic Church in North America is a group that had been started by Denis Garrison. The group has pretty much faded away but still has a webpage up that seems to claim the 1927 Charter issued to THEOCACNA was also issued to them.