Executive Supervisory and General Administrative Authority
Sec. 3 (A). The executive supervisory general administrative and supremeauthority of the A.O.C. shall be vested in an Archbishop, with the rank anddignity of a PATRIARCH and he shall be designated upon his election by theConclave or House of Bishops, of which every Bishop of the A.O.C. is amember and must CAST a vote.
The Patriarch, Primates, Bishops and Holy Consistory
The patriarch, Primates, Bishops and Holy Consistory are integralparts of the executive, supervisory and general administration.
Election Confirmed by General Synod, A Life Term
Sec. 4. Notification of the election of the Patriarch and the date, time and placeof said election shall be duly given and proclaimed to the Holy Consistory andthe General Synod of the A.O.C The term of office of the Patriarch shall be thatof his natural life.
Specific Duties Set Forth in Canons
Sec. 5. The specific duties of the Patriarch shall be those set forth in the Canonor Canons of the General Synod of the African Orthodox Church.
Sec. 6. The A.O.C. has jurisdiction in its own name and right in the UnitedStates of America and in all the world wherever it may be established.
Sec. 7 (a). The A.O.C. shall be divided into Territories following National orother geographical lines, termed PROVINCES appropriately named, over whichthe Bishop presiding shall have the rank and title of Archbishop.
(b). The Archbishop presiding over the General Synod of a National Provinceshall be designated PRIMATE or METROPOLITAN of the same.