CHICAGO, IL[MW Communications] - Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, June 26th 2007, The Diocesan Council of the Diocese of the Midwest acted on the ‘Palatine Resolution’ which was put forth by the 45th Diocesan Assembly in October 2006.
The resolution that passed follows below. The full minutes from the meeting are available here. A full article on the meeting will be forthcoming tomorrow.
Also, His Eminence has approved release of his June 8, 2007 letter to His Beatitude, Metropolitan HERMAN, requesting a special meeting of the Holy Synod. Please find that letter here.
"In the spirit of the resolution passed at the October 2006 Diocesan Assembly in Palatine, IL, and in recognition of the fact that circumstances have changed since that time, we move that the Diocese of the Midwest will place Central Church assessment payments it receives in escrow. All diocesan parishes are to remit their Central Church and diocesan assessments to the diocesan treasurer in the usual manner.
Assessment payments will be forwarded to the Central Church as noted below.
"1. The July 2007 assessment payments to the Central Church will be remitted at a special meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops called in accordance with the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America.
"2. The August 2007 assessment payments to the Central Church will be remitted after the release to all Church members of all reports of the special investigation commission and when the commission renews its unhindered investigation, as directed by the Metropolitan Council.
"3. The October 2007 assessment payments to the Central Church will be remitted when a clear plan for convening an All-American Council in 2008 is announced."
"If one or any of the aforementioned points are not fulfilled the diocese will place all assessment payments to the Central Church is escrow until the requested actions are fulfilled."