Plans for 2018’s 19th All-American Council take “another step forward”

Robert Butchko, Frs. Eric Tosi and Timothy Sawchak, and Dcn. Peter Ilchuk at recent AAC local committee meetings.

ST. LOUIS, MO [OCA] - June 2017 Planning for the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America, slated to be held in Saint Louis, July 23-27, 2018, took another step forward as the AAC Executive Committee met with local committee chairs May 31-June 1, 2017. Members of the Executive Committee include Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, ...

AAC delegates adopt Statute revision in 473-15 vote

18th AAC

July 2015 Delegates pass Finance Resolution by vote of 451-14-17: Delegates to the 18th All-American Council here overwhelmingly adopted proposed revisions to the Statute of the Orthodox Church in Americain a 473 to 15 vote during the AAC’s second plenary session on Tuesday morning, July 21, 2015. Members of the Statute Revision Task Force—His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel; His ...

Metropolitan Tikhon, OCA Chancellor and Secretary, address AAC opening plenary session

AAC Opening

OCA- July 2015 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, addressed hundreds of delegates and observers at the opening plenary session of the18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America on Monday evening, July 20, 2015. Metropolitan Tikhon called the AAC to order after an opening Service of Intercession. In his address, Metropolitan Tikhon challenged the assembly to join him ...

18th All-American Council formally opens Monday – July 20

18th AAC

ATLANTA, GA [OCA] - July 2015 Hierarchs, clergy and faithful from across the US, Canada and Mexico began arriving in Atlanta over the weekend of July 18-19, 2015 for the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America.  They joined hundreds of participants in the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of America’s 89th national convention, which ...

OCA Canons, Statute Commission releases final report on proposed Statute revision

OCA

July 2015 The Orthodox Church in America’s Commission on Canons and Statutes has issued a detailed final report on the proposed Statute revision in anticipation of its consideration for adoption at the 18th All-American Council in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015. The text of the report in PDF format, released on Wednesday, July 8, may be downloaded ...

Registration for 18th All-American Council closes

18th AAC

OCA- July 2015 Registration for delegates, observers and youth planning to participate in the18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015, will close on Friday evening, July 10. “Those who have not registered for the AAC, but who still may wish to do so, must contact the OCA Chancery directly ...

OCA Holy Synod & Metropolitan Council approve revised Finance Resolution

18th AAC

July 2015 A revision of the Finance Resolution, slated to be presented at the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015, has been approved by the Holy Synod of Bishops and the Metropolitan Council.  The text, which replaces that of the resolution already posted, is now available on ...

Metropolitan Onufry of Kyiv & All Ukraine to speak at the 18th All-American Council

Metropolitan Onufry

OCA- 5/5/15 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Onufry of Kyiv and All Ukraine, will be the main speaker at the formal dinner to be held during the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America slated to be held in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015. Metropolitan Onufry was elected to succeed His Beatitude, the late Metropolitan Volodymyr, on ...

Friday April 17 deadline for submitting AAC resolutions

18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] Bright Friday, April 17, 2015 is the deadline for submitting proposed resolutions for the 18th All-American Council, slated to convene in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015. Proposed resolutions should be sent via e-mail to resolutions.18aac@oca.org or in hard copy to the Resolutions Committee, 18th All-American Council, c/o the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in ...

Register now for 18th All-American Council

OCA

ATLANTA, GA [OCA] - 29/3/15 Delegates and participants in the18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America and the 89th National Convention of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of America, both of which will be held here in mid-July 2015, are urged to make hotel reservations at their earliest convenience. “Registration has been brisk for the ...

Holy Synod of Bishops concludes spring session

Holy Synod

March 2015The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held its spring session at the Chancery here March 17-20, 2015.The session was chaired by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who in his opening remarks thanked the members of the Holy Synod, the Chancery staff, and those who facilitate the Church’s boards, committees, commissions ...

OCA Metropolitan Council concludes spring session

Met Council

HUNTINGTON, NY [OCA] The spring session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America was held at Immaculate Conception Seminary here February 10-12, 2015. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, delivered the opening address, in which he reflected on the theme of the forthcoming 18th All-American Council [AAC], “How to Expand the Mission.” “Archbishop Anastasios of Albania reminds ...

OCA Metropolitan Council to meet February 10-12

HUNTINGTON, NY [OCA] - 12/2/15 The Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will hold its semi-annual meeting at Immaculate Conception Seminary here Tuesday, February 10 through Thursday, February 12, 2015. According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will offer the opening address and report, followed by reports from the officers ...

Preconciliar Commission reviews AAC agenda, Statute revisions

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] Members of the Orthodox Church in America’s Preconciliar Commission [PCC], charged with the organization of the 18th All-American Council[AAC] in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015, reviewed the agenda and overall program for the gathering during their meeting at the Chancery here on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The general and plenary session agendas will be ...

Preconciliar Commission reviews proposed AAC agenda – evolving plans

18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - October 2014 Members of the Preconciliar Commission [PCC], charged with overseeing the organization of the 18th All-American Council [AAC], met here under the chairmanship of His Grace, Bishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania September 30 - October 1, 2014. The AAC will be held in Atlanta July 20-24, 2015. The Council theme ...

Registration opened for 18th AAC vendors

18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - September 2014 As announced earlier, space will be available to vendors wishing to display their goods and services at the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, slated to be held at the Hilton Atlanta on January 20-24, 2015. Vendors will find an introductory letter, prospectus and contract, and related information ...

Relations between Georgian and Armenian churches

A sketch with an incident in the background By Georgy Kalatozishvili, Tbilisi. Exclusively for Vestnik Kavkaza http://vestikavkaza.ru - July - August 2014 Recent events at the Surb Echmiadzin church in Tbilisi city center drew attention to relations between the Georgian and Armenian churches. The clash between Georgians and Armenians in the Avlabar District of Tbilisi is unique and was ...

Armenian churches must be granted to Georgian Diocese of AAC – Javakhk Diaspora of Russia

16/5/2012 The Javakhk Diaspora of Russia released a statement on the situation over the Armenian church Surb Nshan in Tbilisi. “The belfry of the church collapsed due to tremors hitting the region and heavy rains in Tbilisi recently. The church as if accidentally was in fire back in 2002 and this January as well. Renovation works started two ...

Armenia Fund official gets AAC medal

27/3/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - Ara Aghishian, Esq., Chairman of Armenia Fund U.S. Western Region, received the St. Nerses the Graceful Medal at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The medal was bestowed upon him by Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Upon conclusion of Holy Mass, Ara Aghishian along with his wife Julia ...

New vicar of Atrpatakan diocese of Armenian Apostolic Church appointed

12/1/2012 Editor of Hask clerical journal of the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC), head of the communication and information department of Cilicia Catholicosate (Lebanon), Abbot Grigor Chifchian is appointed a vicar of Atrpatakan (Iran) diocese of AAC. According to another decision, Catholicos Aram I appointed Abbot Partev Kulimian, 36, a spiritual inspector at the AAC in Venezuela, Blagovest ...

AAC overwhelmingly approves proceeding with implementation of the Strategic Plan

SYOSSET, NY [OCA/Priest John Vitko] 3/11/2011 The draft Strategic Plan for the Orthodox Church in America was a major focus of the recent 16th All-American Council. Four of the eight plenary sessions focused in part or in-to on the Strategic Plan. The heart of these activities were two three-hour long workshops focused on each of the 10 top priority ...