The Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (OCP) Pan-Orthodox Christian Society is a registered organization under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. Founded in 2007, as Orthodoxy Beyond Limits Forum, the organization underwent major changes in 2010. The apex structure is the General Body which elects the Executive Council consisting of ten members which control the activities of the Society. The General Body also elects the Chancellor, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. As per the decision of the Executive Council and approved by the General Body an administrative mechanism is instituted for Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society such as General Body, Executive Council, OCP Foundation, OCP Delegate Council, OCP Representation Council, OCP Secretariat, OCP Departments, OCP Associate Council & OCP External Observer Council.
The General Body
The General Body is conveyed once in a year and it elects the Executive Council members including Chancellor, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasure. It approves all major proposals and decisions concerning the life of OCP Society. It is conveyed once in a year as well at times of extraordinary needs.
The Executive Council
The Governing council consists of ten board members including the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and the Treasurer. The Executive Council is elected for a period of three years. The Executive Council controls the activities of the OCP Society.
OCP Foundation was created with special interest of the Executive Council approved by the General Body. OCP Foundation aims at promoting Orthodox Christian Faith and Pan-Orthodox Concilliar Unity. It also aims at honoring individuals, churches and organizations that have made outstanding contribution to Orthodox Christianity, Pan-Orthodox Christian Unity and society in general through awards orders and honors. OCP Foundation is under the direct supervision of the Executive Council and all decision shall be finalized by the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary.
Foundation Website – http://theorthodoxchurch.info/foundation/
The Secretariat of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (OCP Secretariat)
The OCP Secretariat is a combination of Delegate Council, Representation Council and OCP Departments. The Secretariat oversees the activities of the various departments and the Delegate Council. OCP Secretary along with other department directors and Delegate Council members functions as the OCP Secretariat and it is responsible and functions according to the directions of the OCP Executive Council.
The OCP Secretariat comprises of members from OCP Delegate Council, OCP Representation Council, and OCP Associate Council.
The Delegate Council
The delegate council consists of selected representatives from different Orthodox Churches worldwide. The delegate council proposes recommendations and suggestions to OCP Executive Council for betterment of the OCP Society. They act as ambassadors, advisers, correspondents and consultants of OCP Society, promoting the mission through word of mouth, e-media, field work and other relevant activities.
The OCP Representation Council
This Council consists of individual and group representations from different Orthodox Churches, Orthodox organizations, Pan-Orthodox institutions, Seminaries, Academic institutions, Universities to Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society.
OCP Associate Council
Associate Council consists of individuals or organizations that associate with activities of the OCP Society. They are divvied into global and regional associates, research associates who work closely with the dept. of Church research and studies and Friends of OCP who support all activities of our Pan-Orthodox NGO movement.
Global and Regional Associates
OCP External Observer Committee
The Committee consists of individuals and organizations from Non-Orthodox Churches and Interfaith communities with observer status in the Society.