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csl$0t{tcAllY Es[ABtISHm ff'I AIIIIESffi,IS, IN0mAIDmff, AHEBICAI{ OXnSDON
eATlrorlc csrIRcH Ott ETSRUaRY 2, tqn
(NEr{
srYm).
In 19?7, on the Znd, da"y,of Sebruaqp in the Clty
qf
flew Torlc, the
ELerarehy of th* Russlan Orthsdox Cltureh ln North Amerlca, ln
EoIy $yaod assenbS.ed, rlth l{etropo}ttan Platon in charge, lasued
the fo3*loulng
proclamation:
IHorr re, the $3mod, of Blshops of the DJ.oeeses of the
Ame:rlean Russl"an #urlEdlet*on, be}levS.n6 ormselves
sa,l'}ed of ShrlEt and moved of the H,oIy $pirlt *n
beealf of HoLy Shureh and. Her ehlLdren in America,
and, beJng f,trt^lf at*thorired thrsugh the above J.etter
;
bry ffie highest arrthqri$ ln the Ctlmmch to uhieh
're
oue md malnt*J"n etrlct obed.lennt tsyal,ty;
Be h*raty, on thJ.s 2nd day of Sebruh,:rf
(ilew
Styte)
tn th*
fea,r
1927, c,lrarge mle of our number, Elo
EmI'neace, the tr{oEt REverend AfttnX.osl ArchblshoB of
Brooklyn, utth the fir3'l responsibllf i;y and duty"of
earlng and provldtng
for .ineriean Orthod.oly in the
es1resial. se$se of Orthodox Catholle people bo:m in
Anerlea and prinarll"y Engltsh-speakin$ or any
Amdxd"eam renid.emts or
parlshes
of uha*eyer nat*on-
all"ty or l5":ngurietlc char*cter
eatlsfacto;plly
provlded, wlth
'
or f,erivation uot
Orthndox
provlded, wlth proper and canonLeal
Ile eatre, eecleslastlcaL authority. e eatre, eecleslastlcaL authority,
e- of the Church or vho may
teaehing
wlsh to
and
attach thenee}ves h5r .
the properLy
and. J.egaily
grovlded neme to an alrtonCInous, lndepenrdent, A.meriean
Orthod.ox CatJrolll"c Lhursh. lnd ts thet end,,
.[nat
ne
may dJ.soharge the duty and reaponslb*lity lai"d uBon
tha Ohr:reh aad b-y us on hlm, us ds herelry pernlt,
ofiFouer, authorlae and d*rect the sald, ArqhbtEhop
of, Bropltlya to formd., organlze., establish, head,
,
esaduct, conko3,, md matntaln a dJ.etLnct, lndependemt
and autononou€ bransh of the Orthodox CathoLl.e Church
to be hnorn and l.egal'ly astab)"lehed. aud generally
reeognlzed, asrlhe ffo1y Santerm OrtJrodox eatholJ"e-
Apoatolis f,'ln*eh la ilorth AmerJ.car ul.fJn the provleJ.one
'
that*
(
1) such- neuly*esf,a$"llshed Orthod"ox Cathol"*c Ch.ureh
eha}} be and fersrer rilma*s tJB a1"1 respects trrr)'y
Orthodsx.*atholi* *n the sesae of the I'*thers,
0orm*ils, Qanons, md Sradl"*ioa of the Htstorl.e
Undlrlded, Ohurch stll,I, exlstlng l"s the saveral
Satx*a*chateE and Antonomous Ohurqhee of, the One
BoJ,y_0rtbDdo* CatJre}lc Altostolle SastEmB Shrrreh, End
shaLl be ln fu3.1 eoummlbn and" Orthodox CathoLli;
brotherly f,ellorsh5.p u5.thr. tnrt onl"y nlth, 0fihodox
OatholJ,E Churchea, Cl"ergyn and 3aithful, naintalnitng
and strl*tI.y obae:rrtng ths f,u}L contEnt and forn of
aornd, und,ef,lled SastE:m Ortbodox O*thslic Doctrinet
[radlt*{Er{t, Omona, Dlsclp)"J,ne, 0rder and, $acramenta],
Comunloa
I
aad
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