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JUSTICE HUTCHINSON delivered the judgment of the court.
Justice Jorgensen concurred in the judgment.
Justice Spence dissented in the judgment.
RULE 23 ORDER
~ I Held: The trial court erred when it granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings because the pleadings raised a genuine issue of material fact regarding the autonomy of the subject church. Because the nature of the dispute was a matter of contract law and did not implicate church polity, the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine did not apply. Moreover, we determined that the Transitional Regulations document expired and was no longer in force when this dispute arose. For the reasons that follow, we reverse.

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Orthodox unity
in North America
is progressing

Clearly the Assembly of Bishops are marching in unison to fulfill this dream. Clearly “OUR” Bishops are in support and are working to bring this to reality. Follow the text HERE to find the links that should be review on this subject.

IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION

The Diocese of Gracanica and Midwestern America
(DG&MwA) has issued a decree that was adopted
at the Diocesan Meeting in April 2011.  

The Document they mailed can be found HERE

This document contains greater perils that “the Constitution,
Uniform rules and Regulations and General Regulations
of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and
South America” (Constitution) that was forced
on the New Gracanica churches.  
The Serbian Orthodox Church of North and
South America (SOCNSA) Constitution has major flaws
that threaten the existence of the local Serbian communities
that have evolved with the Church as the central
cornerstone of their existence.  

There are good examples of what happens
when the community spirit is broken and the Church
becomes simply a religious “fee for service”.  
The community element is lost and becomes independent
which then leads the Church into financial difficulty
since the parishioners are divided both in loyalty and purpose.

A review of their document, clause by clause,
Found HERE 

reveals where the problems are.
It must be rejected by every local Church Board. 

Updated 02-27-2012

 


NEW
The OOSCC has been keeping you informed of the 
Orthodox Diaspora since we started our website.  
Please review the history HERE and
follow further developments.

On October 18, 2011,
a significant development has occurred,
the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops
of North and Central America has created a legal entity.
Read all about it HERE and follow the developments.
This is a HUGE step.

 

NEW
Go to this LINK
and at the 13:00 minute mark of the film
you will hear Petar Svilar taking on the subject of
the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Diaspora
and the threat to its existence
under the Chambesy agreement.
This is very important for all of us to understand
and we encourage you to share this
with all of your Brothers and Sisters.
Updated 09-01-2011



The pdf document found in this link
is our ammended complaint in response to the
defendants motion and was submitted to
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit,
Lake County, Illinois.
Updated 08-31-2011

Download and read the PDF article HERE

 

ДОЧЕК ЊЕГОВОМ ПРЕОСВЕШТЕНСТВУ 
ВЛАДИКИ АРТЕМИЈУ,
ЕПИСКОПУ РАШКО-ПРИЗРЕНСКЕ ЕПАРХИЈЕ
У ЕГЗИЛУ

Download and read the PDF invitation HERE


The pdf document found in this link
is the plaintiffs response to the defendants motion
to dismiss our court case and was
submitted to the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit,
Lake County, Illinois on April 29th, 2011.
It clearly outlines our position, and at present
is being reviewed by the Courts.
Updated 05-31-2011

Download and read the PDF article HERE


Please read this interesting article
describing the short sequence
of the suffering of our
Holy Church in North America.
Updated 05-31-2011

Download and read the PDF article HERE


Read the latest
about the
Lawsuit filed by the memebers of 
the New Gracanica Metropolitanate
Important new information has been posted

Click here for details

Updated 03-14-2011


There is a significant new developement
in the Lawsuit filed by the members of 
the New Gracanica Metropolitanate
Read about the latest court ruling
and share it with all of our
Brothers and Sisters.

Click here for details

Updated 01-14-2011

Download and read the actual Court Document HERE

 


ШТА ТРАЖЕ ЧЛАНОВИ 

НОВОГРАЧАНИЧКЕ МИТРОПОЛИЈЕ: 

СВЕТОСАВСКУ ЦРКВУ 

А НЕ ЕКУМЕНИСТИЧКУ

СРПСКУ ЦРКВУ А НЕ 

ГЛОБАЛИСТИЧКУ ПРАВОСЛАВЉЕ 

А НЕ КАТОЛИЧЕЊЕ.


THE MEMBERS OF THE 

NEW GRACANICA METROPOLITANATE 

DEMAND:

ST. SAVA TEACHINGS CHURCH, 

NOT ECUMENICAL SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, 

FREE FROM GLOBAL INFLUENCE 

FREE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, 

NOT UNDER VATICAN

Click here for details

 
May 26-28, 2010 MESSAGE 
from Episcopal Assembly of 
North and Central America

Click here for details 

 

A PDF of the recently mailed OOSSC June Newsletter 
can be downloaded 
HERE
Updated 06-10-2010 


ADDRESS OF HIS EMINENCE
ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS OF AMERICA

Click here for details
Updated 05-31-2010


A PDF of the April 10, 2010 Meeting Resolutions 
can be downloaded
HERE
Updated 05-17-2010 


On December 28, 2009 
the Committee sent an open letter to 
His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher,
His Grace Bishop Georgije, 
His Grace Bishop Longin,
His Grace Bishop Mitrophan and 
His Grace Bishop Maxim.
Read the contents of this open request for dialog

Click here for details
Updated 1-15-2010


Minutes from the December 12, 2009 Cleveland Meeting 
Click here for details

Updated 1-15-2010
 

Acceptable 
Constitution Amendments

The Committee is currently reviewing the current Constitution,
which was never legally adopted, and seeing which Articles
in it need to be addressed and rewritten.
Our Mandate guides us to propose amendments
which all churches will find acceptable and that will
resolve the conflicts we find within it. 

In 1993 and 1994 the St Sava Church Committee
went through the proposed Constitution of that time to suggest
acceptable amendments to it. If a Sabor had ever been held
to ratify that Constitutions these amendments would have been
submitted to the Legislative Committee and put into the Ustav. 
Without these proposed Article amendments
it would not have been ratified.

Click HERE to download a working copy,
now under Committee review, to see the proposals
being worked with. This document will be updated
as the Committee finalizes it's review.

Updated 12-27-2009

We Need Your Help 
to Prepare an Affidavit
that will confirm your knowledge of events
regarding the NON - Approval of the current Constitution.
Click here for details
Updated 12-15-2009

Q’s & A’s
Responses to Questions received by e-mail

Click here for details

Updated 11-29-2009
*Includes Committee recommendation
on what to do with the request from Diocese.

NEW
Niagara Falls is getting a new church
for all the wrong reasons.  

See what the Bishop has done in Cyrillic here
See what the Bishop has done in English here
Radio Niagara...Exluzivno...
Reseni Crkveni Problemi u Nijagari!

Updated 12-15-2009

This website was devoted to disseminate information
to our brother and sister who along with their respective
Church boards have concerns with the reorganization
of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese in North and South America.

This website has been set up by the Committee
appointed by the Churches that attended the
Church Assembly held in Cleveland on August 15, 2009.

The aim of this committee is to work toward resolving
issues with the Constitution of Serbian Orthodox Church
of North and South America as adopted by
THE HOLY ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS
OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

HELD IN BELGRADE MAY 14-22, 2009
in their COMMUNIQUE

Our Mandate

How Did We Get Here?

What We Need to Do

Why We Need to do it Now

 

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