[Syosset, NY - OCA]
A special site dedicated to the 18th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America went “live” on the OCA web site at http://18aac.oca.org on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
“The web site features a plethora of information designed to assist in preparing the faithful, and especially AAC delegates and observers, for the gathering, slated to convene in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015,” said Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary. “Among the various resources found on the site is a video message and introductory message by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon. AAC-related documents, resources, and study materials will be added regularly, while a special section offering information on Atlanta’s attractions also will be made available.
“And for the first time, registration for the AAC, as well as the hotel, will be handled through a secure, dedicated section of the web site, beginning January 1, 2015,” he added. “In the fall, a section dedicated to the AAC youth component, detailing its program, costs and related information, will be featured.”
Among the site’s current and future features are
- reports and resources concerning Statute Revisions and the Finance Revision Plan, which will be released in the fall for review and commentary by the Church.
- a dedicated blog for members of the Church to offer comments and ask questions on these plans. These will be integrated into the discussions by the various committees desiring feedback on these and related issues.
- a section in which resolutions for consideration by the AAC’s delegates may be offered. This feature is slated to appear in January 2015.
“In the coming months, the OCA web site will announce new updates, resources and information posted on the AAC site as they become available,” Father Eric added. “In the meantime, we hope that all of the Church’s faithful will rely on the AAC web site for the latest with regard to the 18th AAC in a Church-wide effort to put the Council’s theme—‘How to Expand the Mission’—into action.”