+Archbishop Mar Dawad the Vicar General held Synod to Elect a new AOCC Metropolitan
ANCIENT ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH (AOCC)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: JUNE 15, 2020
AXIOS AXIOS AXIOS
AOCC ELECTS A NEW METROPOLITAN --†Archbishop Cyril-Mark
A synod meeting convened on May 20, 2020, convened by †Archbishop Mar Dawad Vicar General of AOCC. Synod members in attendance: †Archbishop Cyril-Mark, †Archbishop Mar Dawad, †Archbishop Gregory, †Bishop John-Mark, †Bishop Anthon. The Vicar General initiated the Metropolitan election process via outlining the purpose of the Synod and asking for nominations for the Metropolitan of the AOCC. There were no other nominations and the Vicar General gathered consensus. †Archbishop Mar Dawad ascertained the readiness of †Archbishop Cyril-Mark to accomplish all the work and responsibilities of the Metropolitan. †Cyril-Mark answered in the affirmative and it was unanimous.
†Archbishop Cyril-Mark was elected the Metropolitan of AOCC.
The Ancient Orthodox Catholic Church is (AOCC) is now the descendant of the Ecumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ECOCW) which is the direct descendant of the American Orthodox Catholic Church chartered in 1927 by †Metropolitan Platon and later led by †Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh of Brooklyn, New York and eventually recognized as the Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church of North America.
Media Liaison: Bishop Anthony Webster, AOCC (†Archbishop Mar Dawad, Vicar General)