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Minutes and reports of the Joint Meeting of the Standing Synod of Bishops and the Fall Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America, held September 19-21, 2018, are now available.  [See related story.]

The Metropolitan Council is the permanent executive body of the Church Administration which exists for the purpose of implementing the decisions of the All-American Council and continuing its work between sessions.  Members include the Metropolitan, who serves as Chair; the Chancellor, the Secretary, and the Treasurer; one priest and one layperson elected by each diocese; and three priests and an equal number of laypersons elected by the All-American Council.