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SYNOD OF BISHOPS: April 13, 2006

The Compendium of the Regulations, Statutes and Laws of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Now Available

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Compendium of the Regulations, Statutes and Laws of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has been published.

The Compendium includes the following documents, in Russian and English:

-Ukase No. 362: Resolution of His Holiness the Patriarch, 1920

- Charter of the Supreme Body of Ecclesiastical Authority of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of

Russia under the name: “First Hierarch and Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside

of Russia”

-Regulations of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

-Normal Parish By-Laws

-Statutes for Monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

- Guidelines for Clergymen of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

-Regulations on the Ecclesiastical Court and Legal Procedures of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside

of Russia

-Regulations for Deaneries and Deans

- Regulations on the Rights and Duties of Parish Rectors

-Instructions to Church Wardens

-Statutes for Sisterhoods in North America

- The Policy and Procedures Regarding Sexual Misconduct by Clergy

-Temporary (Provisional) Regulations of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia , 1936

-On Church Property and Finances, 1918

-Provisional By-Laws of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem

-Preliminary Background Information on Candidates for the Deaconate and Priesthood and

Candidates from Other Jurisdictions

The price of the book (including delivery in the USA and Canada ) is US $45.00. Hard-bound , 248 pp .

The Compendium may be ordered from the Synodal Bookstore. Credit cards accepted.