D. Whereas, the Synod of Bishops has not met in full face to face session for several years,be it resolved that the Synod will meet in the autumn of 2010 and every other yearthereafter.(Even years)**NOTE: The canons require provincial synods to meet twice per year.E. Be it resolved that beginning in the autumn of 2010, the Corporate Board shall meetevery four years in conjunction with the Holy Synod and shall serve as a general convention of the Church at which all members would be welcome to attend.**Part of the responsibility of serving on a Church Board is the ability to attend to variousmeetings and events. Most lay members willing to serve in such a position are willing to acceptthe responsibilities of the office.F. Be it resolved that the titles used by all bishops and/or corporate officers such asmetropolitan, patriarchal vicar, as well as the bishops of various cities and sees, shall beapproved by the Synod prior to use and/or being adopted.Victor Prentice “retired” from the Office of Metropolitan and took the monastic name of Nikonupon his election as patriarch. Yet, in correspondence he assumed the title of Archbishop Victor,Patriarchal Vicar. Several people have pointed out that this is confusing and boarders ondeception and intentional fraud.Abp Victor was also known to write to inquirers using the name of “Father Paul” patriarchalsecretary. This had caused scandal and concern in at least one clergyman as all three peoplehave the same writing style. The synod felt that in order to protect the Church, such actionsneeded to be stopped.In spite of prayerful vigorous debate, +Victor refused to compromise, even when all but ONE of the proposals was withdrawn for the sake of preserving peace and unity.
NOTE: We are in the process of compiling the email correspondence during the attempted negotiations in an easily readable format so that an accurate record will exist in our archives.
As a result the following resolution was adopted by the synod in a vote of six to one (6:1) infavor of breaking communion.