The North American College of Gnostic Bishops, in an unanimous vote
certified by the President, has expelled the Alexandrian Gnostic Church from membership, citing the unchallenged abandonment of the See of Bishop Thomas Langley, Catholicos of the Alexandrian Gnostic Church.
This abandonment became apparent through the failure of Bishop Thomas
Langley to respond to serious allegations made regarding his conduct
by GnosticNYC. Without a bishop or provision for delegation, the
Alexandrian Gnostic Church fails to meet the most basic conditions of
membership as outlined in the Constitution: Apostolic Succession,
Episcopal leadership and representation.
It is the view of the College that the AGC has neither an apparent
active Bishop nor an authority outside of the bishop in question to
definitively determine, declare and communicate its own status and
that of its sole bishop. This situation, coloured and coupled with the
failure and seeming refusal of the Catholicos to respond to
allegations made by the wider community, in the opinion of the North
American College of Gnostic Bishops, warrants expulsion.
The vote, taken during a regular meeting of the College, was held on
August 23rd, 2013.
As this situation is without either precedent or warning, the
President of the North American College Gnostic Bishops and Delegates
from each of its member jurisdictions will be examining any and all
constitutional and membership obligations where needed, to continue to ensure that the College is properly empowered to respond to delegates
or churches whose actions affect the community of College members
while willfully placing themselves outside of collegial accountability. While it is impossible to prevent people from abusing the rules, the College is strongly and unequivocally devoted to the safe and ethical conduct of its member-delegates.