TOC-Kallinikos

On Thursday June 3/16, 2011 the Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox
Christians of Greece gathered in a regular meeting at its offices in Athens and
discussed the following:

1 It rejected the petition of a new calendarist from Brazil who bears the title of a
clergyman, and placed his file in the archives.
2 It discussed the details of the canonical integration of the former new calendarist
clergyman Fr. Felix Pinero.
3 It accepted the petition of the clergyman from Argentina (Patriarchate of Georgia)
Fr. David Lestani.
4 It accepted the petition of the clergyman from Toronto
a. Panagiotes Carras, Protopresbyter
b. Alexander Dizes, Protopresbyter
c. George Turpa, Presbyter
d. David Belden, Presbyter
e. Sergius Pellegrini, Presbyter
5 It decided for the present not to send a missionary delegation to the Republic the
of Congo, but rather it sent an invitation to the clergy joining the Church to
come to Greece to be canonically set in order and to receive the necessities
(antiminsia, Holy Myrrh, books, sacred vessels etc.)
6 It was informed by his Grace Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis concerning his
recent visit to New York and Montreal.

Announcement of recent decisions of the Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine
Orthodox Christians of Greece which pertain to the Church of America:

On Tuesday April 20/May 3, 2011, the Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine
Orthodox Christians of Greece gathered in an extraordinary meeting at its offices in
Athens and discussed the following:

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After much discussion the petition for acceptance into the canonical Church of
the G.O.C. of Bishops Moses (Mahany) and Sergios (Black) of the “Holy Orthodox
Church in North America” (HOCNA) and those clergy and laity with them was
unanimously accepted.

The Holy Synod of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece, having also the agreement of
the hierarchs in America (Metropolitan Pavlos of America and Bishop Christodoulos of
Theoupolis) proceeded to found the Holy Metropolis of Portland and the Western United
States and elected Metropolitan Moses as Metropolitan of Portland and the Western
United States and Bishop Sergios as his assistant bishop with the title of Loch Lomond,
presupposing the confirmation of their Orthodox Confession of Faith and the canonical
healing of their ordinations. For this reason an extraordinary Synod meeting is to be
held on April 29/May 12, 2011 to which Metropolitan Moses and Bishop Sergios were
invited.
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On Thursday April 29/May 12, 2011 the Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine
Orthodox Christians of Greece gathered in an extraordinary meeting at its offices in
Athens and … decided to accept the petition for acceptance of the priests, Constantine
Parr, Photios Cooper and George Psaromatis canonically managing all of the pertinent
details.

The territorial region of the Holy Metropolis of Portland, which covers the western states
of America (which are in the Pacific Time zone), may be rearranged by the agreement
of Metropolitan Pavlos.

Metropolitan Moses & Bishop Sergios will take part in the Holy Eparchial Synod of
America under the presidency of His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos of America.
Simultaneously, the decision was made that all of the hierarchs in America, the
Metropolitans as well as the titular Bishops under them, whenever they are in Greece
may canonically take part in the meetings of the Holy Synod as complete members

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analogous with the Bishops from Greece who already have the right to take part in
the Holy Eparchial Synod of America of which His Grace Bishop Photios of Marathon
continues to be a permanent member who travels to America for its regular meetings.
Translated from the Greek

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On Tuesday May 4/17, 2011 the Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox
Christians of Greece gathered in a festal meeting at the offices of the Holy Metropolis
of Piraeus. In attendance where its new members, Metropolitan Moses of Portland and
Bishop Sergios of Loch Lomond. The Holy Synod discussed the following:

Certain subjects were regulated such as the manner of commemorations of the
new hierarchs which will follow the same manner which the hierarchs in America
already follow. The modifications to the Constitution of the Church of the G.O.C. will
occur with the participation of the other hierarchs in America. It has been decided that
his Grace Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis will travel to America for the
concelebration in New York and the first discussions.

(Translated from the Greek: O Ekklesiastikos)

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