DOCUMENT OF THE JOINING
OF
THE EVANGELICAL ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA
TO
THE EVANGELICAL ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HUSSITES OF THE WESTERN EUROPEAN REGION






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(The Cross
of the Hussites
is here)

THE EVANGELICAL ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HUSSITES IN AMERICA AND EUROPE

(The Evangelical Orthodox
Catholic Church in America's
seal is here)


CANONICAL LETTERS OF JOINT APOSTOLIC DECLARATION:

We, +Joseph Benedict (Perry R. Sills), by the grace of Almighty God and due election, Metropolitan Primate of: The Evangelical Orthodox Church of the Hussites in America, together with our well beloved brother in Christ, His Eminence, Archbishop John (k Polivka) of: The Evangelical Orthodox Church of the Hussites of the Western European Region:

DO DECLARE JOINTLY BY THESE OUR CANONICAL LETTERS THAT:

                                        One Bishop for Moravia, One Bishop for Bohemia, and One Bishop for Slovaki.

The Metropolitan Primate shall then also enthrone the new bishops in their canonical See cities within the Cathedrals of those See cities, all according to good form, order and canon. The Metropolitan Primate shall also enthrone the Bishop of Moravia as "Archbishop" for the Church in Czechoslovakia. The Archbishop of Moravia of the Church in Czechoslovakia shall from that time forward, send quarterly reports on the state and well-being of the Church in Czechoslovakia to the Metropolitan Primate in America.

All of the forgoing as contained on page 1 of 1 and page 2 of 2 of this canonical document and joint apostolic letters have been given under our joint hands and seals from this, the Primatial See City located in San Jose, in the state of California, in the United States of America on this 8th day of the month of May, in the year of our Lord 1977. From our Pro-Cathedral and Chancery Offices as witnessed by our signatures and the great seal of the Primatial See in America.

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

+(Most Reverend) Metropolitan, Joseph Benedict (P.R. SILLS), O.C., S.T.D.
    Primate
The Evangelical Orthodox Church of the Hussites in America & Europe


+(Most Reverend) Archbishop, John (K. POLIVKA), Th.D.
Auxiliary to the Primatial See, Western European Region
The Evangelical Orthodox Church of the Hussites in America & Europe





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