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Declaration

The North American Holy Synod
of The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America has declared this Church to be the American Orthodox Patriarchate as of the 6th day of July, 2003.

We are over 75 years old.

We are the canonically established Orthodox Church for the English speaking American Orthodox population in the new world.

We were established as an autocephalous and autonomous Orthodox Church. Archbishop Ofiesh was the first Archbishop of this Church and the highest ranking bishop of this Church with the title of Archbishop President. The successor of Abp. Ofiesh has been using the title of Metropolitan for about 5 years.

Our short name in the 1927 constitution is "American Orthodox Catholic Church". The intent of the Synod who chartered us was to establish an American Orthodox Church and that is exactly what we are.

We will continue to use our original name which is a service mark of this Church.

2003 - The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED