The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America, Inc.

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America, Inc.
Denomination type: Eastern Orthodox Churches
Year Reporting: 2001
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Description: We were Canonically established as The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America on Feb. 2, 1927 by the Russian Syod of Bishops in North America. We were incorporated in Boston, MA in 1928 with this same name "The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America".
Our names as listed in the 1927 Church Constitution are as follows; Our Corporate name "The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America". Our short name from our 1927 Constitution is "American Orthodox Catholic Church".
In 2003 the North American Holy Synod declared this Church to be the "American Orthodox Patriarchate and elected Abp. Nikon to be the first Patriarch of the Church.
If you list American Orthodox Patriarchate please say "see The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America". This is our original name and our 1928 Corporate name and we still use this name first.
Also "The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil" was established by Abp. Ofiesh and Bp. Ignatius within this Church ad continues in this Church. There are a few in the independent movement who use our names improperly.
We are recognized by the Roman and Byzantine Catholics and the Episcopal Church USA who accepted one of our former priests without re-ordination. We have a letter, dated 1996, that we can provide communion to Roman Catholics within our own liturgy.
On Feb. 2, 2017 we celebrated our 90th Anniversary. The North American Holy Synod consists of 3 bishops in the U.S.
In Dec. 2009 we asked a few bishops to leave for refusing to obey the Sacred and Divine Canons as well as the canons of the Church.
It may be noted that we view certain SCOBA Orthodox as being Schismatics for the 1929 schism caused by the Archbishop of their church, their continued violations of the Canons and allowing priests to attack the good name and memory of bishops who died years ago.
Today we are mainly Western Rite.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 680 US Hwy 84
Address line 2: P.O. Box 121
City: Sudan
State: Texas
Zip Code: 79371
Country: United States

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Primate, Metropolitan Victor
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Archbishop Victor
Position:

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 4,138
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 4,138
Total Churches: 17
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 9
Other Service to the Church: 2
Retired: 4
Total Clergy: 15

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 17
Pupils: 0
Staff: 23
Total Individuals: 23

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $14,673.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $1,467,300
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures