Bishop Robert Cokinis - Tau Charles Harmonius II
June 20, 1956 - September 1, 2016
Robert Cokinis was Bishop Primat for North America of the French Gnostic Church Eglise Gnostique (Catholique) Apostolique and Sovereign Grand Master of Ordre Martiniste of North America. He was the first American-born Bishop of the EGCA, charged by Primat Roger Saint-Victor Herard with advancing the Church among English-speaking Americans. Bishop Cokinis led the Church in North America since 1989. He was the first Bishop to permanently institute feminine ordination, and to ordain and officiate the matrimony of LGBT adherents in the Church. He also instituted the College of Metropolitans in North America in 1991.