The Statute of the Orthodox Church in America

Article XVIII

Effective Date

This Statute shall become effective on November 1, 2015. Upon its effective date, this Statute replaces and supplants all previous versions, which shall then stand repealed. Dioceses, parishes, monasteries, institutions, offices, and organizations of the Church shall review their governing documents and administrative practices and conform them to this Statute by December 31, 2017. Should a conflict arise following the effective date, November 1, 2015, between or among presently governing documents and this Statute, this Statute shall govern.