16th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America

16th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America

September 2011

The 16th All American Council of the Orthodox Church in America is being held in Greater Seattle Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2011. Ancient Faith Radio, in partnership with the OCA, is happy to bring you recordings in advance of and during the Council to help keep you informed about this important meeting of the Church.


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  • November 22, 2011
    Closing banquet speech by His Beatitude, Met. Jonah.
  • November 3, 2011
    In this session reports included the results of the voting on members for the Metropolitan Council and Pension Board. Also reports from the Planning Committee, Pension Board, External Relations, and Prison Ministry.
  • November 3, 2011
    In the second half of the morning plenary session, other resolutions were presented and voted upon.
  • November 3, 2011
    In this first half of Pleanary VI, the amended resolution on the per capita assessment was presented and debated following by the vote.
  • November 2, 2011
    This recording contains the Audit, Metropolitan Council, and the continuing Resolutions report including the discussion surrounding the Central Church Administration Assessments. The vote on that resolution comes on Thursday morning.
  • November 2, 2011
    We've divided the recordings from Plenary IV into 2 parts. This first part contains the reports on finance and budget.
  • November 2, 2011
    Plenary III was actually a series of breakout sessions on the various goals of the Strategic Plan. The first goal was to Develop Christ-centered, Healthy and Growing Parishes. Delegates assigned to this goal were seated at tables in the Grand Ballroom to discuss each of the objectives. We recorded the summary remarks from the tables. You will need to follow the objectives of the Strategic Plan found in the attached file.
  • November 1, 2011
    We have copied the Strategic Planning presentation out of the Plenary II session for listening on it's own.
  • November 1, 2011
    Plenary II started with a reading from Galatians followed by a video reflection by Mat. Juliana Schmemann. The audio portion is heard in this episode. Then, the Chancellor's report was given by the former interim Chancellor Bishop Melchizedek and the new Chancellor Fr. John Jillions. This was followed by questions from the delegates primarily dealing with sexual misconduct and same sex attraction. The Secretary report was given by Fr. Eric Tosi. Fr. John Vitko reported on the Strategic Planning Committee followed by questions from the delegates. Next, Fr. Peter Batkis laid out the nomination procedures for the Metropolitan Council. Fr. John Erickson reported on the work of the Resolutions Committee with 3 resolutions brought before the body in this session.
  • October 31, 2011
    Metropolitan Jonah's address as a separate podcast.
  • October 31, 2011
    The opening session of the 16th All American Council of the Orthodox Church in America including the welcome by the local Bishop and organizing committee, Metropolitan Jonah's address, and reflections from the Holy Synod by His Grace Bishop Tikhon, His Grace Bishop Benjamin, His Grace Bishop Mathias, His Grace Bishop Melchizedek, and His Grace Bishop Michael. This was followed by a time of questions from the delegation.
  • October 24, 2011
    Are you wondering what awaits you in Seattle? Fr. John Pierce, a local coordinator from Tacoma, Washington, discusses some of the practical aspects of attending the All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America.
  • October 17, 2011
    Our guest is Fr. John Vitko talking about the Strategic Plan of the OCA to be discussed at the All American Council.
  • October 9, 2011
    Fr. Eric Tosi is the General Secretary for the OCA and he tells about the planning and agenda of the upcoming AAC.
  • October 3, 2011
    The 16th All American Council of the OCA will be held in the Diocese of the West and His Grace, Bishop Benjamin is happy to invite the rest of the country to his Diocese this year.
  • September 26, 2011
    In this first of 5 weekly interviews leading up to the All American Council in Seattle, John Maddex talks with His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah about an overview of the Council and what can be explected.

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