Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe – February 8, 2019 Communiqué of the Council
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This is a reminder that the Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) has been convened in response to the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to change the status of the Archdiocese, that is to say, to withdraw its title of Patriarchal Exarchate. It is certainly the responsibility of the Patriarchate to grant or not the status of Exarchate to our Archdiocese; on the other hand, it is the responsibility of the Archdiocese and in this case, of its sovereign statutory body, the EGA, to decide on its dissolution.

As announced on 30 November 2018, depending on the response that the EGA will bring to this crucial question, His Eminence Archbishop John will be able, in the name of the whole ecclesiastical body which is the Archdiocese, to give the appropriate answer to His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch concerning this decision of November 27, 2018.

Prior to the vote, His Eminence Archbishop John and the Council of the Archdiocese will provide all the information possible to the delegates and answer their questions. Depending on the result of the vote, the EGA will then deliberate on the future prospects for our parishes. Nevertheless, it should be noted that no other decision than the one on the agenda will be able to take place during this February 23 EGA.

If the EGA refuses dissolution and decides to maintain its existence, the ecclesiastical life of the Archdiocese will continue according to alternative scenarios that should be considered and discussed in a later EGA, responsible for reviewing the current statutes. In the event of a vote favourable to a dissolution, the necessary measures would be taken for the liquidation of the Diocesan Union and the devolution of its assets.

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Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France. She taught English before entering the Cistercian Order. She translated and published articles relevant to her interest in Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She moved to the United States in 2001, converted to Orthodoxy in 2008, and married. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. She continued to publish articles, a Cistercian texts anthology, then finally launched her career in literary translation, while teaching French. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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