Minutes of the Diocesan Conference
of the Eastern-American and Canadian Dioceses
of the ROCA North American Administrative District
October 26\13, 2009
... 3. Metropolitan Agafangel’s views on the third item were heard. He underlined the necessity of finding a way to unite the “fragments,” while staying the traditional course of the ROCA.
Archpriest Oleg Mironov expressed the view that direct contact should be established between the episcopates of the ROCA and the “fragments.”
B. Joseph said he believes that the “fragments” resulted from the planned and coordinated actions of hidden elements of ROCA’s enemies, and because of this, as much ekonomia as necessary should be used when dealing with the “fragments.”
Fr. Victor Dobroff said uniting the “fragments” of the once-whole Church Abroad, to include the RTOC, is a very important task for the ROCA Synod, though it must remain vigilant to not lose its canonicity.
Archpriest Vsevolod Dutikow supported Fr. Victor’s opinion completely.
Evgeniy Vernikovskiy said he does not understand all the nuances of matters relating to the canons, but that it [is] still clear to him which [is] the real ROCA.
Metropolitan Agafangel thanked everyone for their opinions regarding the unification of the “fragments,” which will be discussed further on the Synod session to follow. ...