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North American

Administrative District

of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad


11902 94TH Ave., Richmond Hill, New York, NY 11419 Phne (347) 960-71-10 E-mail presvictor@yahoo.com

 

Minutes of a Meeting of the District Administrative Council

Of the ROCA North American Administrative District

 

February 1\January 19, 2009

Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt

 

The Council Meeting was held near the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Valley Cottage, New York.

 

The Meeting of the District Administrative Council was chaired by Archbishop Andronik (Kotlaroff),

 

Administrator of the ROCA North American Administrative District, and included:

Council Co-Chairman B. Joseph (Hrebinka), Council Vice-Chairman Archpriest Vsevolod Dutikow, District Secretary Fr. Victor Dobroff, District Treasurer Mark Kotlaroff, and ROCA Assistance Fund Chairman Dimitri Gontscharow.

 

The Meeting began with a prayer.

 

The Meeting Secretary, Fr. Victor Dobroff, asked for everyone present to pay their respects to Dr. Evgeniy Lvovich Magerovsky, the Administrative Council consultant who passed away recently. Everyone present acknowledged the contribution Dr. Magerovsky made in the Councils work and sang Eternal Memory to the servant of God Evgeniy.

 

All present approved the agenda:

  1. Should the Administrative Council of the North American District continue to exist in light of the establishment of the Supreme Church Council at the Vth All-Diaspora Council and which includes clergy and laymen and operates in conjunction with the ROCA Synod?
  2. Review a letter of Council member Andrey Kotchoubey.
  3. Schedule the pastoral meeting and fast of the District clergy.
  4. Schedule the blessing of chrism for the District.
  5. Discuss the possibility of convening ROCA youth conferences.
  6. Discuss the departure from ROCA of Archpriests Aleksey Mikrikov, Sergey Klestov, and Igor Chitikov.
  7. Discuss the District bylaws.
  8. General discussion.

 

  1. Resolved: In light of the importance of maintaining the active participation of clergy and laymen in the life of the Church on all levels, the Administrative Council of the North American District will remain constituted and continue its important and beneficial work. Meetings of the Administrative Council will be held 2-3 times a year and only when necessary. Archpriest Gregory Kotlaroff was elected a permanent member of the Council. To include a proportional number of laymen, each rector will be asked to propose one candidate for the Administrative Council and one will be selected at the next meeting of the Council.

 

  1. Resolved: To accept the resignation from the Administrative Council of Andrey Sergeevich Kotchoubey, who made the decision for personal reasons.

 

  1. Resolved: The pastoral conference of the District clergy will be held during the fourth week of Great Lent on March 26-27\13-14 at the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Valley Cottage.

 

  1. Resolved: Concelebration of the District clergy will be held at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Astoria, New York, on March 10\February 25 at 18:30.

 

  1. Resolved: To establish the ROCA Society of Orthodox Youth, which will coordinate its work with the District Administrative Council. It will be chaired by a priest and a Society council, selected at the first meeting.

 

  1. Resolved: All present expressed their sadness over the actions taken by Archpriests Aleksey Mikrikov, Sergey Klestov, and Igor Chitikov, and the hope that they will soon rejoin the Church.

 

  1. Resolved: The District Treasurer will prepare a final version of the District bylaws.

 

  1. Resolved: Archpriest Vsevolod Dutikow was named the auditor of the District treasury.

 

The meeting ended with a prayer.

 

Approved

 

+Andronik

Archbishop of Ottawa and North America

Chairman of the District Administrative Council

 

Archpriest Vsevolod Dutikow

Vice-Chairman of the Administrative Council

 

Fr. Victor Dobroff

Secretary of the ROCA NOrthAmerican District