SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – January 2015
A letter dated Wednesday, January 21, 2015, sent to all parishes of the Orthodox Church in America, includes the official announcement of and registration instructions for the 18th All-American Council [AAC], slated to convene in the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015.
“The registration process for the 18th AAC differs from past years in that it will be and will be expedited on-line through the official AAC web site,” said Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary. “Registration instructions will be mailed to every parish and institution. Registrants will receive an e-mail confirmation when their registrations are accepted.”
All procedures for selecting clergy and lay delegates remain unchanged, in line with Article III, Sections 2 and 6 of the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America.
“Parishes are reminded that their special AAC assessments must be paid in order to obtain approval to attend the AAC, Father Eric added. “The assessment covers expenses for clergy and lay delegates, who remain responsible for their own travel, hotel and food costs. Observers may register with the approval of their parish priests.”
To register for the AAC, log on to http://18aac.oca.org. On the upper right-hand side, click the “Register” link. A new page will open with links for AAC and hotel registrations. Detailed instructions for clergy, lay and youth delegates and observers, suggestions for flight and other travel arrangements, and related information may be found here.
The Hilton Atlana has provided a designated web site for reserving rooms at the discounted rate of $124.00 plus tax per night. Hotel registration may be completed on-line at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/18thaac.