Serbian Orthodox Church in North, Central and South America
P.O. Box 519, Libertyville, Illinois 60048
E.C. No. 12/19
December 6, 2019
SUMMONS TO AN EXTRAORDINARY CHURCH ASSEMBLY [SABOR]
In accordance with Article 18 of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, We hereby summon to an extraordinary session the Church Assembly [Sabor] of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North, Central and South America, to be held at the facilities of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 15250 58th St N, Clearwater, FL 33760 on Saturday, February 29, 2020. This extraordinary session will be a one day event to implement the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church of September 25, 2019 (No. 995 and 1009/Minutes 638), which requires this extraordinary Sabor in order to “Repeal all decisions of the Church Assembly-Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South…concerning the organization of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses on that territory.”
Enclosed you will find a Credentials Form, which each Congregation Board is required to fill out for its 3 participants and return to the 2020 Sabor Committee c/o St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 15250 58th St N, Clearwater, FL 33760 along with a $75 Registration Fee per person to cover the costs of the meals.
Online registration is also available at SerbOrth.org and preferred. Due to the high season of travel in Florida during the winter months, it is imperative that participants reserve their hotel rooms by December 26, 2019. Information regarding available hotels is attached.
In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the following are participants to this Extraordinary Assembly:
• Diocesan Bishops
• Active and retired clerics of both orders
• Members of the Central Church Council
• Members of the Diocesan Councils
• Two (2) delegates from every Church-School Congregation in good standing. One of
these is ex-officio the President of the Executive Board of the Congregation (or his
alternate Vice President), and the other is the elected delegate of the Church-School
Congregation (The elected delegate is the same participant from the 2019 Sabor.)
• Two (2) representatives of each Diocesan Federation of Circles of Serbian Sisters.
• One (1) representative of the School of Theology
We ask every Church-School Congregation to encourage its active representation and participation in this important gathering of our Church and encourage all to work towards unity and the good of the Serbian Orthodox Church on these two continents, in the homeland, and throughout the entire world.
With the blessing of God,
Bishop of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, President of the Episcopal Council