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On Wednesday, July 28, at 7:00 PM ET, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will be hosted by Archpriest Thomas Soroka to discuss and formally announce the 20th All-American Council which will take place in Baltimore, MD on July 18-22, 2022. His Beatitude will address various aspects of the All-American Council and will introduce the theme as approved by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America. His Beatitude will also entertain questions which can be submitted through the comments section.
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As described in the Statute of Orthodox Church in America, “The All-American Council is the highest legislative and administrative authority within the Church. The Council brings together the various elements of the Church to bear witness to her identity, unity, and mission.”
All-American Councils are extremely important in the life of our autocephalous Church not only because of their authority, but also because they effectively express the conciliar nature of the Orthodox Church providing an opportunity for the entire Church to gather together in communion, prayer, and faith.