North American Administrative District

of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Minutes

of the general meeting of the Administrative Council of the North American Administrative District of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

 

November 2\October 20, 2008

Great Martyr St. Artemius
 

The meeting of the District Administrative Council was held at the Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, New York.

The meeting of the District Administrative Council under the chairmanship of the Bishop of Ottawa and North America Andronik (Kotlaroff), the Administrator of the ROCA North American Administrative District was attended by:
Council Vice-Chairman Archpriest Wsewolod Dutikow, Archpriest Igor Hrebinka, Council Secretary Fr. Victor Dobroff, District Treasurer Mark Kotlaroff, John Herbst, Peter Koltypin, Jack Hinton, Vladimir Skok, Dimitri Gontscharow, and Dr. Evgeniy Magerovsky.
The Council Chairman invited Mitred Archpriest Gregory Kotlaroff and Archpriest Serge Klestov to attend the meeting.
The meeting began with a prayer.
The meeting participants unanimously approved the following agenda:
Report by the Pre-Sobor Committees
Report by the District Treasurer Mark Kotlaroff on the financial status of the District
Report by Dimitri Gontscharow on the status of the ROCA Assistance Fund
Review of Fr. Arseny Manko's letter to the meeting
Review of the Internet postings of Nikolai Tchertkoff
Discussion of other Church-related matters
1. Archpriest Wsewolod Dutikow reported on the work of the Organizational Pre-Sobor Committee. Resolved: To approve the report. To express gratitude for the work of the Organizational Committee.
2. Fr. Victor Dobroff reported on the work of the Pre-Sobor Committee on the Canons. Resolved: To approve the report. To express gratitude for the work of the Pre-Sobor Committee on the Canons.
3. Mitred Archpriest Gregory Kotlaroff and Archpriest Serge Klestov reported on preparations within ROCA for the canonization of Met. Philaret.
4. District Treasurer Mark Kotlaroff provided the financial report. Resolved: To approve the report. Decided to discuss the District Treasurer's financial report in greater detail in December after the All-Diaspora Sobor.
5. Dimitri Gontscharow reported on the effort to gather funds for the Vth All-Diaspora Sobor. Resolved: To approve the report. To express gratitude to Dimitri Borisovich Gontscharow for his efforts.
6. Fr. Arseny Manko's letter to the meeting was discussed. Resolved: To approve the letter. To continue developing the District website, which was halted due to technical reasons. The task of further developing the District website will be coordinated by Dimitri Gontscharow.
7. Reviewed the Internet postings of Nikolai Tchertkoff. After a lively discussion by all the participants of the meeting, it was decided to ask the ROCA PSEA Chairman Bishop Agafangel to rescind Nikolai Tchertkoff's eligibilty to be a delegate at the Vth All-Diaspora Sobor.
8. There was a free exchange of views and opinions on a range of matters dealing with the Church, which were not listed in the agenda.
The meeting concluded with a prayer.
Approved
+Andronik
Bishop of Ottawa and North America
Chairman of the District Administrative Council
Archpriest Wsewolod Dutikow
Vice-Chairman of the Administrative Council
Fr. Victor Dobroff
Secretary of the ROCA North American Administrative District