On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon opened the Spring 2018 Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, NY.
Metropolitan Tikhon opened the session by celebrating a Service of Prayer, after which he delivered his report to Council members. Also offering reports at the opening session were Archpriests John Jillions and Eric G. Tosi, OCA Chancellor and Secretary respectively. Judge E.R. Lanier, OCA General Counsel, and Angela Parks reported on a number of legal matters. In the evening, Judge Lanier conducted an orientation session for new Metropolitan Council members.
Sessions continued on Wednesday, February 7, after the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Chancery’s Saint Sergius of Radonezh Chapel.
A detailed report will be available after the closing session on Thursday, February 8.
The Metropolitan Council is the permanent executive body of the Church Administration which exists for the purpose of implementing the decisions of the All-American Council and continuing its work between sessions. Members include the Metropolitan, who serves as Chair; the Chancellor, the Secretary, and the Treasurer; one priest and one layperson elected by each diocese; and three priests and an equal number of laypersons elected by the All-American Council.
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