Holy Synod to discuss initial plans, venue for 17th AAC at August 13 meeting

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will hold a one-day meeting at Saint Andrew’s House here on Monday, August 13, 2012.

In addition to His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan See, and the other hierarchs, Archpriest John Jillions, Chancellor; Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary; and Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, Director of External Affairs, will also be in attendance.

Fathers John and Eric will offer updates on work in their respective areas, while Father Leonid will report on a variety of matters, including the recent visit he and His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Toledo and the Bulgarian Archdiocese, made to Kyiv, Ukraine in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the election and enthronement of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine.  [See related story.]

High on the agenda will be a discussion concerning the date, place, and parameters of the special 17th electoral All-American Council, for which guidelines will be established.  [See related story.]

According to Father Eric, other items on the agenda include recommendations for appointments to various positions, including Dean of Saint Catherine Representation Church, Moscow; ORSMA coordinator; and Chancery Executive Assistant.  Other urgent clergy matters also will be discussed.