BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – On Wednesday, April 29 and Friday, May 1, His Grace Bishop Paul participated in a virtual conference with the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America. During this meeting, the Synod focused on developing strategies for reopening parishes, following the guidelines of both federal and local government orders. A “Pastoral Letter” was released along with: “Directives of the Holy Synod. Towards a Re-opening of our Churches.”
Bishop Paul will meet with the Diocesan Chancellor and Deans on Monday, May 4, to review the Synod’s statements and to discuss their application to the Diocese of the Midwest. No changes may be implemented in the parishes until Bishop Paul releases his directives specific to the Diocese of the Midwest after his meeting with the bishop’s council on Monday.