Friday, August 10, 2012

OCA hopes to right the ship with upcoming meetings

Detrioit, MI (OCA) - The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will hold a one-day meeting at Saint Andrew’s House here on Monday, August 13, 2012.

In addition to His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan See, and the other hierarchs, Archpriest John Jillions, Chancellor; Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary; and Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, Director of External Affairs, will also be in attendance.

Fathers John and Eric will offer updates on work in their respective areas, while Father Leonid will report on a variety of matters, including the recent visit he and His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Toledo and the Bulgarian Archdiocese, made to Kyiv, Ukraine in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the election and enthronement of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine.

High on the agenda will be a discussion concerning the date, place, and parameters of the special 17th electoral All-American Council, for which guidelines will be established.

According to Father Eric, other items on the agenda include recommendations for appointments to various positions, including Dean of Saint Catherine Representation Church, Moscow; ORSMA (Office for Review of Sexual Misconduct Allegations) coordinator; and Chancery Executive Assistant. Other urgent clergy matters also will be discussed.

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