In compliance with a long term recommendation of the Special Investigating Committee [SIC], the Diocese of Washington and New York is now preparing for an external audit of its 2008 financial records and for a financial review of the records of the former Diocese of New York and New Jersey.
Diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, recently sent a letter to the chair of the SIC Implementation Committee, His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago and the Midwest, in which he reports that OCA Treasurer, Priest Michael Tassos, and Controller, Archpriest Dennis Swencki, “have collected the records of the Diocese for the period in question by the SIC. They have begun to analyze and organize these documents to prepare for a financial review by an external auditor.”
The results of the external audit will be submitted to the OCA Holy Synod of Bishops and the Metropolitan Council, and subsequently published on the diocesan web site and on www.OCA.org.
In related news, the Diocese of Washington and New York also reported that it is currently renovating its property in Bronxville, NY, for use as a diocesan center.