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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    ... SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications] -- The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting at the OCA Chancery in Oyster Bay Cove, NY, on
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 4, 2008
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      SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications] -- The Holy Synod of Bishops of the
      Orthodox Church in America, meeting at the OCA Chancery in Oyster Bay
      Cove, NY, on Thursday, September 4, 2008, issued the following
      statement.

      "On September 4, 2008, The Holy Synod of Bishops received a letter
      from His Beatitude, Metropolitan HERMAN.  In this letter, His
      Beatitude asks for Retirement, effective immediately, 'in the best
      interests of The Orthodox Church in America, and taking into
      consideration the current condition of my health.'

      "Effective this date, The Holy Synod of Bishops grants His
      Beatitude's request to retire from the Office of Metropolitan of All
      America and Canada of the Orthodox Church in America.

      "The Holy Synod of Bishops resolves that, in retirement, the title
      will be `Former Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America
      and Canada.'

      "The Holy Synod of Bishops expresses to His Beatitude, Metropolitan
      HERMAN, their fraternal love and gratitude for his primatial service
      and archpastoral labors.

      "The Holy Synod of Bishops resolves that His Eminence, DMITRI,
      Archbishop of Dallas and the South, be Locum tenens of The Orthodox
      Church in America.  In liturgical commemorations, he is to be
      commemorated as `His Eminence, DMITRI, Locum tenens of The Orthodox
      Church in America.'"

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