The Statute of the Orthodox Church in America

Article XIII


Section 1   This Statute may be amended by an All-American Church Council. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Church 90 days prior to an All-American Council. The parishes must have all proposed amendments to be acted upon by the All-American Church Council in their possession 60 days prior to the Council.

Section 2   A final draft of all proposed amendments from the parishes shall be mailed, together with recommendations of the parishes and the Statute Commission, 60 days prior to the All- American Council.

NOTE   All amendments through the Fifteenth All-American Council (2008) are included in this text. Appropriate editorial changes have been made where needed.