Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

April 10 marks 41st anniversary of signing agreement on autocephaly

Expand Messages
  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    http://www.oca.org/news/2497 April 10 marks 41st anniversary of the signing of the agreement on autocephaly Posted 04/09 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- April 10, 2011
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2011
    • 0 Attachment
      http://www.oca.org/news/2497

      April 10 marks 41st anniversary of the signing of the agreement on autocephaly
      Posted 04/09
      SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- April 10, 2011 marks the 41st anniversary of the signing of
      the agreement on autocephaly between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian
      Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America -- known since October 1970 as the
      Orthodox Church in America.
       
      The complete text of the agreement may be found on the OCA web site at
      http://www.oca.org/DOCindex-autocephaly.asp?SID=12.
       
      Two weeks earlier, on March 31, 1970, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox
      Church signed the Tomos of Autocephaly.
       
      On May 18, 1970, an official delegation from the fledgling OCA traveled to
      Moscow to receive the Tomos. A solemn ceremony, during which the formal
      presentation of the Tomos to the OCA delegation took place, was held on May 18.
      On behalf of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Pimen of Krutitsy and
      Kolomna, patriarchal locum tenens, presented the Tomos to the head of the OCA
      delegation, His Grace, Bishop Theodosius of Sitka and Alaska. Other members of
      the OCA delegation were Archpriests Daniel Hubiak, John Nehrebecki, John Skvir,
      and John Turkevich; Prof. Constantine Kallaur; and Mr. Stephen Kopestonsky. The
      US Ambassador to Moscow, Jacob Beam, also attended the ceremony.
      The text of the Tomos is posted on the OCA web site at
      http://www.oca.org/DOCtomos.asp?SID=12.
      For an informative photo essay on autocephaly, visit
      http://ocaphoto.oca.org/MiscEventViewer.asp?EID=926.
      ________________________________


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.