Monday, July 9 is registration deadline for 19th AAC

Registration for the 19th All-American Council [AAC] the Orthodox Church in America, slated to be held in Saint Louis, MO July 23-27, 2018, will close on Monday, July 9.

Clergy and lay delegates who have yet to register for the Council should do so online before the deadline. Delegates and observers are reminded that their applications need to be approved by their respective diocesan hierarchs.

The Delegate Handbook, which contains the AAC agenda and a full set of instructions for participants, is available online, as are the reports of the Church’s Officers and the OCA’s Departments and Institutions. Delegates are reminded to download and print the Handbook and reports, which can be placed in binders that will be distributed at the AAC registration desk.

In related matters, those desiring to register for the formal dinner only may do so at the registration site by selecting the “formal dinner only” option. The cost for attending the dinner is $75.00. The cost of the dinner is included in the registration fee of those who registered as delegates and weekly observers.

Finally, the document by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon — Of What Life Do We Speak? Four Pillars for the Fulfillment of the Apostolic Work of the Church” — is also available in PDF format for downloading, as announced on June 24.

Any special circumstances or issues may be addressed tot he Preconciliar Committee at

Music for 19th AAC, FOCA Convention now available

Musical scores for the liturgical services that will be celebrated at the 92nd National Convention of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA] and the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America are now available online.

The Convention is slated to take place at the Saint Louis Union Station Hotel July 20-23, 2018. The All-American Council opens on Monday, July 23 and runs through Friday, July 27.

According to Dr. David Drillock, Chair of the OCA’s Department of Liturgical Music and Translations, a rehearsal for the weekend services will be held at the hotel on Saturday, July 21, at 3:45 p.m. Additional rehearsals for services throughout the week will be announced at the AAC. All convention and AAC singers are encouraged to attend the rehearsals and sing in the choir at all services.

The 19th AAC services [Vespers on Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday Vigil; Hierarchical Divine Liturgy plus an Addendum; and Akathists on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday] are available for downloading on the AAC website and below.