On October 6th, 2012, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA will hold an extraordinary Sobor (i.e., council) at the Metropolia Center in South Boundbrook, NJ with the purpose of electing a new Primate for our Church. Representing Four Evangelists Orthodox Church will be Fr. Gregory and parish council president Charles Sanderson. Brian Davis will serve as a delegate alternate. Please pray for all who are attending this extraordinary Sobor. More information can be found on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA website.
Excerpted from Archbishop Antony’s July 6, 2012 letter:
According to our Church Constitution, I am obliged to call a Special Sobor of the Church to take place within six months of the repose of our Primate. After consultation with Bishop Daniel and our Council of the Metropolia, I have set Saturday, 6 October 2012, as the date for this Sobor to take place at the Metropolia Center. A Special Sobor of our Church may consider only the items for which it is called. Of course, the main purpose of the Sobor will be to elect a new Primate for our Church. The complete agenda is published in this edition of the Ukrainian Orthodox Word.
Your participation in this Sobor is of utmost importance to the continuation of our Church life and ministry to a secularized world that, under evil influences, never ceases challenge our Faith and our faith – seemingly to make both irrelevant to an “enlightened” mankind. We must respond with a profound statement of our unity and our renewed commitment and devotion to our God in the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.