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16178Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: All-Diaspora Council Questions

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  • frvictor@comcast.net
    Mar 7, 2006
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      Concerning question two, remember that all the bishops are delegates of the Sobor as well....so of course they will be there. There cannot be a Sobor without them.
      Priest Victor Boldewskul

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      From: "Protopriest David Moser" <moserd@...>

      > --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, morechoff@... wrote:
      > >
      > > A couple of question on the All-Diaspora Council to be held in May 6 -14.
      > >
      >
      > I can't answer all the questions - but I will share what I know:
      > First, I guessing that a lot of the information you are asking about will be on
      > the website www.sobor2006.com but right now that website is still under
      > construction.
      >
      > > 1. Is there a list of participants that is available and can be shared?
      >
      > I assume there is a complete list somewhere but afaik it hasn't been published.
      > The names of the delegates chosen by each of the various dioceses have been
      > published in various reports, but not a single list all in one place.
      >
      > > 2. Will all the Bishops be attending from day 1 (May 6th)?
      >
      > One would assume since this is an opportunity them to hear the voices of the
      > poeple. They were all present every day at the all diaspora clergy conference
      > in Nyack.
      >
      > > 3. Is there an agenda available?
      >
      > The schedule will be posted on the website
      >
      > > 4. Are there members of the clergy/laity that are not the ones selected by the
      > dioceses participating by presenting speeches/views?
      >
      > yes, the speakers will not necessarily be elected delegates.
      >
      > > 5. Will there be daily announcements issued on the proceedings and will they
      > be posted on the internet?
      >
      > Don't know.
      >
      > > 6. Will the council be video taped? It will be a historical occasion.
      >
      > Don't know
      >
      > > 7. How will the meeting work? What will happen during the 9 days? Why 9 days?
      > Will it take all 9 days? What happens if on Day 1 a vote is taken and all are
      > against working with MP? What will happen day to day? Are there working
      > documents that need to be approved by the council? Will there be sub committees
      > formed to determine what the next step(s) will be? Will the council determine a
      > timeline for events that need to occur? For example, communion for ROCOR members
      > will be allowed in MP churches on Day X, on day Y clergy of both churches can
      > concelebrate, etc.
      >
      > 9 days to encompass 2 weekends so that we can begin with liturgy and end with
      > liturgy. There will be presentations regarding the situation with the MP for
      > the first half of the conference with some kind of a resolution made by the
      > delegates at the end of that period. The last part of the conference will be
      > dedicated to presentations and discussions regarding the future direction of our
      > Church in other matters such as youth, missions, etc.
      >
      > > 8. Will the Moscow Patriarchate members of the commision participate?
      >
      > No one other than ROCOR members will be present at the meetings other than the
      > invited observer from the Serbian Church who will be present but will not
      > participate.
      >
      > > 9. Is the Synod meeting right after the council?
      >
      > yes
      >
      > > Is the decision a simple majority rules? The councils decisions are not
      > binding from what I understand. It is ultimately up to the Synod to decide.
      >
      > I don't know that rules of procedure will be proposed, however you are correct
      > in that the resolutions of the assembly are recommendations to the hierarchal
      > sobor, but that any decisions are up to the Hierarchal Sobor (not the Synod)
      > itself
      >
      > Sobor = gathering of all the bishops
      > Synod = the "executive committee" of the Sobor
      >
      > Protopriest David Moser
      > St Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church (ROCOR)
      > Boise, ID
      > email: moserd@...
      > homilies: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/propoved/
      > ask Fr David: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frd_private/
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