APPROVAL OF THE STATUTE OF THE ATA
CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF GREECE OF G.O.C.' s OF BRAZIL
THE HOLY SYNOD METROPOLITAN OF G.O.C.'s OF CHURCH'S HELLAS
To 08 days in December of the year two thousand and eleven, year of grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the fifteen hours and thirty minutes, on the street 15 No. 15, Industrial Assembly, Maracanaú-Ceará, in the extraordinary general meeting, with proper disclosure, under the chairmanship of H.e.. Revma. Archbishop Kyrillos, Eparch of Ceará and Northeastern Brazil, met the clergy and faithful members, and approved the new Statute of the CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF GREECE OF G.O.C.'s OF BRAZIL with fantasy Name: Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians - G.O.C.'s of Brazil namely:
STATUS of the CHURCH of G.O.C.'s BRAZIL
CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH of GREECE of G.O.C.' s OF BRAZIL
UNDER HOLY SYNOD METROPOLITAN G.O.C.'s OF HELLAS
THE PRINCIPLES, NAME,
HEADQUARTERS, FORO AND PURPOSES
OF THE PRINCIPLES
Article 1°. – In December 10, 2011, Saturday, was re-established our Orthodox Church of Greece of G.O.C. 's with the invented name: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. 's of Brazil to the Holy Synod Metropolitana Patristic calendar of G.O.C. 's of the Church of Hellas, at its meeting of December 8, 2011, who considered the request of Archbishop Kyrillos Alves, and decided to accept it as a full member of the Holy Synod of the Patristic Calendar of G.O.C. 's subordinate to the Church of Hellas his Beatitude Metropolitan Angelos, Avlona and Viotia as Archbishop Eparch of Ceará and the entire northeastern Brazil that follows all the principles of Christianity taught by Jesus and his Apostles, bishops Eastern Orthodox Saintsleading the apostolic succession of Jesus and his Apostles, and the first seven Councils and Holy Synods.
HISTORY: THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME,
Art. 2°.-"the religion of grace spread across the Earth and finally reached the Russian people. The gracious God who cared for all the other peoples no longer in the neglected. It is his desire to save us and lead us to reason "(Hilarião, Metropolitan of Russia, 1051-1054).
Saints Cyril and Methodius
The Saints Brothers Constantine and Methodius were born in the town of Solum (Slavic) or Thessaloniki (Greek), in Macedonia, which at that time was under the Dominion of the Eastern Roman Empire. His father was Governor Greek and his mother was Slavic, so they dominated the two languages: official language-Greek and Slavic-Iíngua of the people.
The Saints Brothers desiring to enlighten his people with the doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus Christ decided to translate it into the Slavic language. News about the translation of the Holy Scriptures in Slavic language came to rulers of Khazaria, which decided to invite the brothers to do the Mission in the Empire among the Slavs. The brothers accepted the proposal and traveled to the city of Quersones in Criméa. There came into contact with Christians that existed since Apostolic times. Christians reported to the brothers about the Slavs of the tribes "ross" subjects of cosaros, its language, writing and books written in your language. The brothers came into contact with them and found a man that he could read and write in that language. He showed the sacred books and taught them this language. The brothers understood that she was very similar to the Macedonian language, but it was difficult to write and read. Decided to bring this written on Greek and Latin letters which took many characters of sounds that existed in ancient Russian-Slavic language and the character of old were adopted or created new ones. These characters are called: Cyrillic and come from the name Cyril (Constantine). With few modifications these characters are used in Slavic languages: Bulgarian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian. In addition to the Slavic languages use Cyrillic characters: languages azerbaidjana, cabardina, casaquistana, Sakha, Moldavian, nenena, ossetina (osséta), quirguiza, tchuvashes, turcmena, udmurtana and uzbeca.
The Mission in Khazaria was held in the years 855-861 and there is opinion that this mission would be linked to the baptism of Kiev Princes of Russ and Ascold Dyr. After the mission Khazar brothers were called by Prince Rostyslav (846-870) from Great Moravia to preach Christianity in its State in the official language was German, not that the people did not understand, because at that time the region was under the influence of the Germanic Empire. This mission took place in the years 863-867 with great success. But the brothers were accused by the German hierarchy and called to Rome to clarify about the using of the Slavic language, since at that time the languages considered were sacred Hebrew, Greek and Latin. In Rome were between 868-870. Cyril entered the monastery and died on 14 February 869. Methodius was consecrated in 870 to Archbishop of Pannónia and Moravia with permission to preach in the Slavic language and practise the Slavic rite. But when it came to Pannónia was arrested. Only in the year 874 was released by the intervention of Pope John VIII (872-882). After his release he moved to Moravia where preached Christianity until his death in April 06.885
After the death of Methodius and of Pope Adrian III (884-885), the disciples of Cyril and Methodius were expelled from Moravia. Leaving Moravia spread by all Slavic lands preaching the holy Gospel in Slavic language and practicing the Slavic Rite.
§ Single – "the doctrine should be presented in a way that make it comprehensible to those to whom God himself to its intended use. Saints Cyril and Methodius dedicated themselves to translate biblical notions and concepts of Greek theology in the context of a thought and historical experiences very different. They wanted the only word of God were "made so accessible in accordance with the means specific to each civilization". Understood so that they could not "impose on people who should preach, nor the unquestionable superiority of Greek and Byzantine culture, nor the uses and the more advanced behaviors that society had been formed. Put into practice ' the perfect communion in love [that] preserves the Church of all forms of particularism and ethnic or racial exclusiveness, as well as of any nationalist arrogance '.
Cyril, to die, prayed thus:
' Lord God, does grow your church and brings together all the men in the unit; establishes your elected in harmony of true faith and straight in his confession; does penetrate your words in your heart, so that if you devote to what is good and te is nice.»
HEADQUARTERS, FORUM AND PURPOSES
Art. 3.-the Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece of Brazil, with fantasy: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. Brazil's headquarters and jurisdiction are located in the city of Maracanaú – Ceará, being installed on the street 15, n. 15, Industrial plant, CEP. 61925-330. is your principal object, evangelize, christianize the people of the State of Ceará, spreading the doctrine of the Holy fathers of the East, dos santos dos Santos Synods, Councils and by holding seminars, faculties. Vocational institutes, Monasteries, schools, pastoral and catechetical subjects. As the maintainer has, among others, the following purposes:
the Regulatory with transparency, update) and interpretation of the life of the Church, duties and rights of members and church leaders, heard the EC, SL, SR and the SSP.
(b) Disciplinary) between believers and clerics, among the components of the Church and third parties and between the members of the clergy, personal relations, pastoral and administrative.
c) Assess, prosecute and adjudicate cases, honors, irregularities or contraventions, disposals disciplinary or criminal sanctions, heard the judiciary and ecclesiastic.
d) Oversee elections, the courts, records, publications, worship, information and public activities.
and) give advice to clerical cases in sindicâncias, Congregational and individual cases.
f) to take responsibility vis-à-vis the public authorities and the general public, for its kept, leaving him to take measures of economic-financial and administrative nature, necessary for its proper functioning, respected the limits of their Social status, current legislation and this Statute, the academic freedom of teachers and students bodies, their own authority and decision-making bodies and executives.
g) carry out all activities necessary for the operation of their retained, respecting the narrow understanding with those.
h) undertake the Organization and deployment of Treasury services, accounting firms, staffing and administrative management bound by it.
i) cover the expenditure incurred with a view to fulfilling its statutory objectives.
§ only-this Statute will clerical spanning social, educational, pedagogical and technical-professional clergy, faithful and organ components that complement the Diocesan Courts, Collegiate of communities and sororities in Intercommunion.
OF THE BOARD OF JURISDICTION,
GOODS AND HERITAGE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Art. 4°. – To maintain it efficiently, according to the Providence and God's will, the Church will have a Board composed of six (6) members: a President; a Vice-Chairman; the first and Second Secretary; the first and second Treasurer.
§ only-the appointment, tenure and signatures of the members of the Board of Directors in the corporate name change Ata and address of the maintainer.
Art. 5°. – The Board of Directors will be appointed shortly after the election.
Art. 6°. – The Board of Directors will have the four-year term (4), and may be reelected its members.
Art. 7°. – The Board will provide services free of charge, with its members aware that may not require or want any remuneration.
Art. 8°. – The Chairman:
the) Represent the Church, active, passive, judicial and extra judicial proceedings in court or out of it; in official ceremonies, Councils, Synods and conferences;
b) Appoint members of the clergy in General;
c) Create parishes and chapels; Seminars, faculties, Pastoral Congregations, orders and monasteries, Vocational Schools, communities and related bodies;
d) Sign and any transfers (mobile or immovable of the Church), as well as documents whatever of maintained;
e) Withdraw cheques in conjunction with the Treasury;
f) convene meetings of the Board of Directors whenever necessary;
g) Convene and chair the ordinary and extraordinary general meetings;
h) to comply with and enforce all articles, paragraphs and subparagraphs of this Statute;
i) ensure the proper functioning of the Church, overseeing all departments it.
Art. 9°. – It is the Vice President:
the) Replace interim President in impediments and successor in the event of death.
b) Keep sporting exchanges, social, cultural and religious with any entity.
c) Create and manage communities of bases.
d) Create social cultural clubs, football.
e) Plan the construction of temples for the Church in any place of Ceará.
f) to promote means of getting donations to the Church and represent it.
g) succeed in case of vacancy by death or resignation to the President.
Art. 10°. – It is the first Secretary:
a) composing and reading for approval the relevant minutes.
b) Sign matches that are not under the exclusive competence of the President.
c) Saving the books of the Church, having in good order the file; dead or alive.
d) Read the annual report of the Secretariat, or when requested by the President.
e) Provide certificates of the book in his possession.
f) Sign with the President when, for the case, the official matches.
Art. 11°. – Responsibility of the Deputy Secretary:
the) Replace the first Secretary in impediments and successor in the event of death.
b) Assist the first Secretary on what is needed.
Art. 12°. – It is the First Treasurer:
the) Sign cheques with the President, serving the Church's money in banks and savings.
b) Oversee the Treasury financial movement taking care of finances of the Church.
c) Make all payments through vouchers on behalf of the Church, and have under his custody the financial documents in General.
d) sign the balance sheets and annual balance sheet of the Church.
e) Sign with the Vice President, receiving donations.
f) Have in good order the keeping made with clarity of all revenue and expenditure of the Church.
g) Read annual financial report from the Treasury or when requested by the President.
Art. 13°. – The Deputy Treasurer:
the) Replace interim the First Treasurer in the absence or impediment by resignation or death.
b) Assist the First Treasurer in everything that is necessary '.
OF GOODS AND HERITAGE
Art. 14°.-the members of the components of the Orthodox EPARCHY of Greece ' s G.O.C. with invented name; Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. ' s Brazil, present and future are its patrimony, intended and co-responsible for the Kingdom of God.
§ 1-Also all goods of Greece's Orthodox Church EPARCHY of G.O.C. 's Brazil, movable, immovable, relics, papers, claims or actions register themselves lawfully and canonically, heritage or owned by the same, bringing in their Scripture the names of current Patriarchs, Archbishop, Bishop, President of CP, and those who succeed him legally.
§ 2-any place, Church, Chapel, rectory or philanthropic institution, your furniture or appliances, which merited the services of our clergy, become part of the patrimony of Greece's Orthodox Church EPARCHY of G.O.C. 's of BRAZIL, in fact and in law because they received contributions from the faithful.
§3. --Equity will be for life, when, in founding members, fall the zeal and care of conservation and preservation. Will extend until the last descendant of his family if a member of the Church. The patrimony of the Church will not be considered a family inheritance.
Art. 15A Each parish or Diocese will have its own CGC
Art. 16-Each parish community or Diocese will be responsible for their respective employees, social laws, onus, debts, taxes, other Levine and expenses.
Art. 17-Each parish or Diocese will keep books of worship, religious services and of its patrimony tipping, updated annually, paid the charge, referring to the copies of the file/EPARCHY of Greece's Orthodox Church G.O.C.'s BRAZIL, Ceará and in Hellas, receiving approval of SG or rubric of Eparch of Ceará, Archbishop Kyrillos of All northeastern Brazil and his Beatitude Ângelos, Metropolitan of Avlona and Viotia during his inspection.
§ Only-copies of payments or tax exemption should reach the SG, within 60 days after the tax paperwork.
OF SUBSIDIARIES, ASSETS,
DIVISION AND VETO
Art. 18°. – It is understood by subsidiary: diocese, parishes, chapels, communities and any entities (seminar, College, pastoral congregations, monasteries and schools) contingent and managed by the Church matrix (Eparchy) its True Sponsor, which, in accordance with this Statute, faithfully fulfill their purposes.
Art. 19°. – The subsidiaries created and those who join the Orthodox Church EPARCHY of Greece ' s G.O.C. in Brazil, with fantasy Name: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. 's Brazil - Church Matrix – this will be linked and subordinate, in accordance with this Statute, through an extraordinary general meeting convened for that purpose, and should the event be transcribed into attar for the appropriate purposes.
OF GOODS AND DIVISION
Art. 20°. – All goods: furniture, buildings, vehicles, or livestock of subsidiaries, as well as any cash values, belong in fact and law to Greece's Orthodox Church EPARCHY of G.O.C. ' s BRAZIL, which is the array, the faithful sponsor of same.
Art. 21.-in case there are divisions of the subsidiaries, these will not have any right on the assets under its custody and responsibility, even though the dissenting group is the majority of the members or the faithful. Not fit to dissidents any reclaim or action in court or out of it, positing rights over these assets which are the property of the Church, Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Greece's G.O.C of Brazil, with fantasy Name: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Brazil, its sponsor faithful.
Art. 22°. – It is forbidden to subsidiaries make any financial transaction strange tasks, such as: attachment, bail, avail, pass proxy, sell assets, as well as register in consultancies, attar or statute without order in writing of Church Matriz – Greece's Orthodox Church EPARCHY of G.O.C.'s of BRAZIL, with the invented name: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. Brazil 's. Any such act committed by a subsidiary will be stopped.
Art. 23°. -Affiliates are monthly, provide financial Treasury account of the movement in the Church, Eparchy of Greece's Orthodox Church's Brazil G.O.C., with the invented name: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. Brazil 's. All expenses must be duly substantiated.
OF THE MANAGEMENT
Art. 24°. – It is the mother church, Eparchy, manage all financial and economical movements of subsidiaries.
Art. 25°. – it is up to the Eparch of Ceará, Archbishop of All Northeastern Brazil da Igreja Matriz, appoint or replace administrators (Priests, bishops, Deacons and other) of affiliates, without prejudice or burden to the maintainer.
THE CLERGY, RIGHTS AND DUTIES
Art. 26-Our clergy, chosen among the faithful, is made up of deacons, deaconesses, priests (priests), and bishops, (Epíscopos), properly prepared, elected, approved, devoted and sworn by the competent bodies.
§ 1-Major Archbishop, Metropolitan, Eparch, Archpriest and Apostolic Administrator, Exarch; Archimandrite administrative and/or titles are honorifics.
§ 2-Monks, missionaries, singers, readers and acolytes of both sexes, constitute the charismatic life of the Church, those who possess special gifts or charisms.
§3-spiritual revival movements, prophecies, oragos, cultural institutions, extra blessings-rituals are encouraged and subject to approval by the EC, through regular process.
Art. 27-Each Parish will be entitled to an indefinite number of singers (corals), 4 acolytes (Hipodiáconos), 2 1 deacons, Archdeacon; permanent, regardless of sex and marital status, respecting the item 12 above.
Art. 28-Bishops and priests are bound to their respective Parishes, for an indefinite period subject to approval and sanction of EC, SL, SR, and SSP.
Art. 29-bishops/Episcopal representatives shall be appointed by the EC, elected by the respective Diocesan Councils, with supervision of EC, agreed and sworn by the Archbishop, Vicar General by Papal Bull of appointment.
Art. 30-Archbishop, Bishop, vicar general legally elected by the Church, which has been approved by the Holy Synods GOC's Patriarchal and consecrated by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Primate, is responsible for the welfare of all hierarch Church, worship, media, relationships with third parties, having heard the EC.
Art. 31-The clerics and charismatic when transiting or moving, the title of worship, mission or only by the prior administration, communication, is the consent of the Archbishop, Bishop or Vicar General heard the locality being visited.
Art. 32-Transfer of clerics of an Eparchy (Diocese) or parish to another, shall be in writing and mutual understanding with stakeholders and with the approval of the EC.
Art. 33-No clergyman will take part in-sacris of other faiths, without express authorisation in writing from the Archbishop, Bishop or Vicar General Ecumenical meetings with officials.
THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES
Art. 34°. – All cleric has the right to vote in any position of the Church, even if not quite with the Treasury.
Art. 35°. – For the posts of President and Vice President cannot apply for priests and deacons, except in special situations, the priest for Vice President.
Art. 36°. – No clergyman could be expelled from the Church without regular process and right of defense.
Art. 37°. – All cleric has the duty to follow the standards of the Church duly enshrined herein.
Art. 38°-Every cleric must attend general meetings and extraordinary, when summoned.
Art. 39°. – It is the duty of every cleric following the rules of the Orthodox Church of Greece of G.O.C. Brazil 's, of which, are children in Brazil.
Art. 40°. – All cleric has the duty to comply with what is decided at the general meeting or determined by the Board.
Art. 41°. – If elected to any Office, including management, perform their duties with diligence, honor and selflessly, without wanting to or require any payment or contribution of assets of the Maintainer, Greece's Orthodox Church Eparchy of G.O.C. 's Brazil represented by the Eparch of Ceará and the entire northeastern Brazil, Archbishop Kyrillos – array.
THE WORSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE WORSHIP OF THE CHURCH
Art. 42A Eparchy of Greece's Orthodox Church's Brazil G.O.C.. Fantasy: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. Brazil 's, celebrates with rites of St. John Chrysostom and Saint Basil and uses the Emerologion, to the readings at the divine worship, Canon law and sacramentary obligatory for all members of the clergy and faithful.
Art. 43-the temple consecrated is the place for public worship.
§ Only-In certain circumstances, the priest may conclude in hospitals, cemeteries, barracks, and outdoor clubs, or homestays, since the environment is suitable for the relevant purposes (with iconostásis and prosthesis) and prior consent of the diocesan bishop and, or Vicar General.
Art. 44-No altar, either fixed or mobile, will be used without the written permission of the diocesan bishop, vicar general.
Art. 45-the temples of Greece's Orthodox Church EPARCHY of G.O.C. 's Brazil, characterised by the throne of the Gospel (Take), baptistery or baptismal font, Altar, using incense, audio-visual, icons, murals, through the cross (with the icon of Christ) on top of the Altar and, by the traditional paramentação, specified in the sacramentary.
Art. 46-the EPARCHY of the Orthodox Church of Greece's Brazil G.O.C., usa, exclusively, the Holy Chrism oil, consecrated by the Archbishop, Primate or Patriarch, the oil of Holy Baptism, by the Archbishop and the healing oil, blessed by the Diocesan Bishop or Vicar, and Gearal.
Art. 47-it is prohibited to the Bishop or Presbyter celebrate more than three times a day keeping the Eucharistic fast 3:0.
Art. 48-the Church keeps the ecclesial fasting of Lent (first and last weeks); Christmas (five days prior to Christmas); the Virgin (10 to 14) August and all Wednesdays and Fridays, least in 50 days which follow the Sunday of the resurrection. The EC. can enact local fasting.
Art. 49-it is recommended that you open the church daily, morning and afternoon, for public devotion, with or without Eucharistic Worship.
Art. 50,-Where there is authority there is responsibility, too; the local parish priest is the direct responsibility to their diocesan bishop, Episcopal representative – Vicar General by the normal exercise of divine worship, admission or suspension of members, conservation of library, archives and records, supervision of youth movements, charismatic, catechism, local institutions, publications and media, by deacons and deaconesses, by the ecclesiastical court of first instance; heard the CP.
Art. 51-the diocesan bishop, Episcopal representative-Vicar General is responsible towards the community of SL immediately; the Archbishop and the EC, by animation and supervision of the activities of its Episcopal seat; as parish priest, clergy of their region, by checking its records and by the missionary expansion.
Art. 52-the Archbishop is the Metropolitan responsible staff vis-à-vis the Synod, the Episcopal College and Ecclesial Constituent General Assembly-SR, by the good name and progress of the Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Greece's Brazil G.O.C., by the purity and perfection of divine worship, by the Court of third Instance, Central archive, SG., publications, media communications, by decisions of the EC and the SSP., their dissemination and implementation, in order, by other functions inherent to Archbishop-President; heard the EC.
Art. 53-Constitute contraventions punishable by disciplinary acts: sacrilege, heresy, omission, disobedience, insubordination, rebelliousness, slander, libel, tax evasion, corruption, gossip, adultery, homosexuality and any acts violates Church standards, ethical, moral, Evangelical precepts, constitutional or statutory and Regimental. "The Orthodox Eastern Church requires perfection," said the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea.
Art. 54-sanctions against a cleric are within the exclusive competence of the EC, through a complaint filed by persons of the Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Greece ' s Brazil G.O.C., not processed, followed by legal summons, admonition, mediation and warning.
Art. 55-the Prelate entitled to private Forum.
Art. 56-the respondent shall enjoy full rights of self - defense, through evidence and witnesses who are members of Greece's Orthodox Church Eparchy of G.O.C.'s Brazil.
Art. 57-the Cleric who breach this Statute, the Constitution, even partially, form seduction, challenge the hierarchy or the resolutions of the EC, will be disconnected from the communion of the Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Greece G.O.C.'s of BRAZIL, being null any ecclesial Act by he taught later, and can return to the Church only per CE process.
Art. 58-the Member of the Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Greece's Brazil G.O.C., faithful and cleric, you connect to another creed and repent, be readmitted only as a member of the Church without the right to promotion.
Art. 59-the Member of a church organization to leave by two (2) consecutive meetings without just cause, will lose his mandate and will be replaced within the organ, by simple majority.
Art. 60-Archbishop, listened to the EC, designate special committees, provided with credentials, to investigate in any industry of Greece's Orthodox Church Eparchy G.O.C. 's Brazil, which will forward opinions to SG., preferably with the cooperation of the industry.
Art. 61A No Bishop or Presbyter, under penalty of annulment, will bless the marriage of divorced, without parallel religious process, instructed by the ecclesiastical court, forwarded to Headquarters-SC, awaiting final opinion in writing of the Archbishop, Bishop, vicar general, or Patriarchal Delegate.
Art. 62-the official correspondence of the clergy will be on letterhead of the Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Greece ' s G.O.C. in Brazil, with "his eminence Reverend (. ª Revm. ª)" to the Archbishop, Bishop Vicar General; " "His Reverend a (Revm. ª)" the Presbyter and deacon.
Art. 63-is optional to liberal clergyman the exercise of functions by consent of the Archbishop, Bishop, and with assurance that their priestly and pastoral commitments will not be harmed or bring negative fame to the Church.
GENERAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Art. 64-bishops fees shall exercise their pastoral and administrative roles, taking, on the basis of individual agreements with the Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Greece of G.O.C. 's Brazil as invented name: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C.’s Brazil.
Art. 65-bishops-Pastors and Pastors will present annual reports, financial and religious to the EC, bringing stamp of their entity, signature of the President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Art. 66-the report rejected by the EC, for any reason, you will be returned to the due correction and shipped to SG., within thirty (30) days from receipt.
Art. 67-in the event of failure to comply with the art., supra, the EC. designate audit, on behalf of the parish in question, remaining the impasses, the Archbishop, Bishop heard the EC., decree intervention in that organization, appealing, if necessary, to the law.
Art. 68-all communities, parishes and Dioceses and other maintained, will contribute to the Orthodox Church of Greece s Brazil, G.O.C. Eparchy of Ceará and the entire northeastern Brazil, 15% of net income, according to the Constitution.
THE TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Art. 69-The oragos of the parishes will be suggested by the EC, within the Sinaxário, in mailing lists 7 names, and the CP, the choice of 2 names, male and female.
Art. 70-Seminaries, monasteries, convents and the Diocesan major Seminary-Institute of Theology and the Faculty of philosophy and religious sciences – SODIMA will be administered by the Archbishop, listened to the Bishop, and, or vicar general location.
Art. 71-will be obligatory to use black cassock, in worship and in public, voluntary or being replaced by the Clergy-man, in everyday (everyday).
Art. 72.-will be allowed to use a cassock, permanently, by a clergyman, only after consent and blessing of the diocesan bishop, episcopal representative, who shall give immediate appropriate publicity to the SG., with your Curriculum Vitae
Art. 73-the cleric or monk and the nun will be in his company only people above all suspicion and express authorization of the Diocesan Bishop,
Archbishop, on pain of disciplinary sanctions if Customer breaches: "... The Chumscrubber corrupting public morals." The Apostle Paul.
Art. 74-the use of official pectoral cross is unique of prelates, priests and Bishops ' representatives that stand out for relevant services, granted by the Archbishop.
Art. 75-Confer medals and titles of Greece's Orthodox Church Eparchy of G.O.C. 's Brazil, fantasy: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. Brazil's is the exclusive jurisdiction of the Archbishop, Bishop, or Vicar General heard the EC.
Art. 76-will be prohibited from installing telephones, appliances or machines (computers and others), in the dependencies of the churches that are not of their properties.
Art. 77-the Priest keeps book-box of passive-active parish, through accounting vouchers, with homemade expenditure.
Art. 78-the Priest keeps book-box of passive-active parish, through accounting vouchers, with homemade expenditure.
Art. 79-the Dioceses will be called by their respective States or Regions, without another addition and with approval of the EC.
Art. 80-will be prohibited personal titles or names change, without legal process, communicated to the EC by way of justification.
Art. 81-the SG, edit summary of parochial reports, referring it to Pastors and to public knowledge.
Art. 82-the Charismatic Cleric or in transit, provided with credentials and authorization, will host in the local Parish.
Art. 83-Each Parish shall, in appropriate place, the symbols of the Orthodox Church of Greece of G.O.C. 's of Brazil with the invented name: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Brazil, list of fees and hours.
Art. 84-perhaps doubts that have arisen, merit clarification by the EC.
Art. 85A this Statute was voted and approved unanimously by the EC, and now approved, endorsed and signed by Archbishop Kyrillos, Eparch of Ceará and All NorthEastern of Brazil of the Orthodox Church of Greece of G.O.C. 's of Brazil, with Fantasy: Genuine Christian Orthodox Church G.O.C. Brazil's and shall be extended for an indefinite period from this date, being repealed the provisions to the contrary.
Fortaleza, Ce November 10, 2011.
Archbishop Eparch Kyrillos Alves
Of the Ceará and All Northeastern of Brazil
HISTORY OF TRUE ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS - TOC
The growing number of churches and cults of all kinds makes it difficult for some, the question of which one is the true church. Would tell, some believe that the Original Apostolic Church was divided over time and that churches today have only traces of its original spiritual wealth, fragments of grace and truth. This way of thinking about the church, some say there is a chance to rebuild from Christian societies, existing agreements and through reciprocal concessions. This view is rooted in the ecumenical movement, which does not recognize as valid any churches today. Could be that others think that the True Church has nothing in common with the official churches, but were isolated individuals who believe that officially belong to various religious groups. The latter view was expressed in the teaching of the "invisible Church" which is being expressed by Protestant theologians today.Finally, for many Christians is the question: Is it really necessary, the Church, if man is saved by his own faith?
All these points of view and fundamentally wrong, misunderstanding arising from the central truth of Christ's teaching - the salvation of man. Reading of the Gospels and the letters of the apostles who clearly understand the mind of Christ is to bring men to their salvation and not dispersed individually, but together to create a kingdom in common, unique, full of grace. We know that the kingdom of evil, led by the prince of darkness, working together in their fight against the Church as she recalled the Saviour, saying, "If Satan drives out Satan himself, he is divided against himself: how, therefore, its kingdom will survive "(Matthew 12:26).
However, despite all the nuances of the current view of the Church, most well-intentioned Christians admit that at the time of the apostles, was not the True Church of Christ as the only community of men who were being saved. The book of Acts tells us about the emergence of the Church in Jerusalem, where 50 days after the Resurrection of Christ, the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles in the form of tongues of fire. From that day on the Christian faith began to spread rapidly in all parts of the vast Roman Empire. How spread out in cities and towns, there are communities which were the first churches. In everyday life, and because of the huge distances, these companies were listed separately, but were members of the body of one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, being united by a faith and a source of sanctification being received from the divine sacraments (baptism , communion, or ordering the imposition of hands).In principle, these acts were performed by the holy apostles.
But then came the need for auxiliary, and the apostles chose among members of the Christian communities of worthy candidates to be ordained as bishops, priests and deacons.(This was the way the apostle Paul told the bishops as Timothy and Titus). The apostles were charged with the bishops to monitor the purity of the doctrine of Christian faith, life of devotion and the power to ordain new priests and deacons. Thus, during the early centuries has grown steadily and expanded in all countries, enriching his spiritual experience through religious literature, songs and prayers for divine service, and then the architecture of temples and sacred art, always keeping the essence of the True Church of Christ.
The Gospels and the Epistles of the Apostles not appear immediately and at the same time. For many decades after the establishment of the Church, Scripture does not constitute a source of teachings. The source of oral tradition, so named by the Apostles themselves were the sole basis of religious teaching (1 Corinthians 11: 16, 15:2, 2 Thes. 3:6 and 2:15, 1 Tim. 6:20). The Church has the weight of the criterion, if in doubt, to decide who was right and who was not. In cases where there has been something that did not correspond to the apostolic tradition, whether in matters of faith, practice and administration of the sacraments, was rejected as incorrect.
Following the apostolic tradition, the bishops of the early Christian centuries have controlled all the manuscripts with all possible care and gradually compiled the Acts of the Apostles, the Gospel and Epistles, bringing together all in one set that had the name of Scripture New Testament, which together with Old Testament Scripture was formed in the Bible in its current form. This compilation process was completed in the third century after Christ. Books that did not coincide completely with the apostolic tradition were rejected as incorrect and were called the Apocrypha. Thus, the apostolic tradition had the decisive voice in the formation of the New Testament scriptures, written in this treasure of the Church. Christians of all denominations use the New Testament Scriptures, often without due regard, without realizing that the Scriptures are the property of the True Christian Church, a treasure recompiled it, carefully, with great thoroughness.
Thanks to the other pillars of writing to us, we know of other valuable information written by the disciples of the apostles, about life and faith of Christian communities in the early centuries of the Christian era. At that time, the belief in the existence of an Apostolic Church was widespread. Of course, then the Church had its "visible hand" in the sacred liturgy and other trades to their bishops and priests, prayers and hymns, laws (rules Apostolic) regulating relations between the various churches in all forms of life Christian communities. Therefore, we must admit that the teaching of the Church Invisible is a new teaching and incorrect. In accepting the existence of the True Church, One and Holy, in the early centuries of Christianity, we find the time it was divided and that no longer exists? The honest answer to that question is no. The truth is that deviations from the teachings of the apostles, heresy, have begun to emerge even at the time of the Apostles.
Particularly active, said the teachings of the Gnostics, who added that the teachings of Christian philosophy pagan elements. In his epistles, the apostles to keep Christians and directly said that followers of these sects had been separated from the Church. The apostles considered dead branches that had separated from the tree of the Church. Similarly, the successors of the apostles, the bishops of the early centuries, did not recognize the deviation from the true faith shown in his time, and separated from the Church for followers of the same sow strife, after the Apostle's words: "Furthermore, if we or an angel from heaven to announce - you a gospel different from what you have been announced, let him be accursed "(ie, it is rejected, Galatians 1:8-9).
Thus, in the early centuries of Christianity was clear that the church is a spiritual family, which since the days of the Apostles received true teachings of the only sacraments and the uninterrupted transmission of the sacraments which passes from Bishop to Bishop. For followers of the Apostles, there was no doubt that the Church is absolutely essential and indispensable to salvation. It preserves and proclaims the true teaching of Christ, sanctify those who believe and lead to salvation. Using the words of Scripture in the first centuries of Christianity, the Church was conceived as "sheep's clothing" when Christ, the Good Shepherd protects his flock "is the wolf," ie the devil. The church is also compared with a vine whose branches provide the forces necessary for the faithful Christian life and good works. The church was understood as the Body of Christ, each believer should exercise his service a whole. The church is represented as the Ark of Noah, who was faithful to the crossing of the sea of life and entered the "safe harbor" of the Heavenly Kingdom. Likewise, comparing the church with a mountain that rises above the human error and takes travelers to the sky, the community with God, angels and saints.
In the early centuries of Christianity, believing in Christ meant to believe that the work he had done in earth, in ways that He gave believers for salvation can not be lost or torn by the efforts of the devil. Both the Old Testament prophets as the Lord Jesus Christ and his apostles, clearly showed the continued existence of the Church until the final year of existence in the world. "In the days of these kings the God of heaven will bring up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and the kingdom will not go to other people. Pulverize and consume all these kingdoms, and it will remain forever," and thus has prophesied to the Angel prophet Daniel (Daniel 2:44). The Lord promised the apostle Peter: "And I, for my part I say unto thee that thou art Peter and upon this rock (of faith and prophecy) I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16 : 18).
And we, likewise, if we believe in the promise of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we must recognize the existence of His Church in our time, and until the end of the world. So far, not said where this church is true, but simply lays out the basic idea: The True Church must be present in his holy, fair and true nature. Being divided, wounded, hides can not exist as a true Church.
So where is the True Church? How to find it among the currently existing Christian communities?
Promptly, the True Church must contain complete and pure Christian teaching, as announced by the apostles of Jesus Christ. The goal of reaching the land of the Son of God was to bring the truth to earth, as he announced before suffering on the cross: "I am born for this and for this I came into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Whoever What is the truth hears my voice "(John 18:37). "The apostle Paul, when instructing his disciple Timothy that in order to perform its duties as a bishop, he wrote, concluding:" But if I tarry, so you will know how to proceed in the house of God, which is the Church of the Living God, pillar and bulwark of Truth "(1 Tim 3:15).
We must acknowledge with regret that the problem of Christian teaching, we see large differences between the current Christian community. Basically, we must recognize that not everyone can teach properly. If a church, for example, states that the communion is the body and blood of Christ and the other denies it is impossible that both are true. Thus, if a church believes in the reality of the spiritual power of the sign of the cross and the other denies it is clear that one of the two is about misconceptions and misunderstandings. The True Christian Church should be one that has no doctrinal differences with the Church of the early centuries of the Christian era. If one compares, impartially, the teachings of the present Christian churches have come to the conclusion that only the True Orthodox Church of the True Christian is by faith perfect and complete the Ancient Church of the Apostles.
Another sign, according to which one can find true Christian church is the Grace or Divine Force by which the Church is called to strengthen and sanctify the faithful. Although Grace is an invisible force, there is an actual external condition, which can be evaluated for the presence or absence of grace is the continuity of the apostolic tradition. From the time of the Apostles were given the grace to the faithful Christians, through sacraments of baptism, communion, laying on of hands (anointing of oils and consecration) and others. In the beginning, the directors of these sacraments were the Apostles (Acts 8:14-17) and later, the bishops and priests (priests distinguishable from bishops for not having the power of consecration the priests). The right to perform these sacraments had been transferred exclusively through the succession of the apostolic tradition - the Apostles consecrated bishops, and only these bishops could devote to other bishops, priests and deacons. APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION resembles a sacred flame with a candle that lights the others. If the flame goes out, goes out and the chain of Apostolic Succession breaks, interrupting no more priests, no sacraments, or means to sanctify the faithful Christians. That is why since the time of the apostles, was followed by observing and monitoring the preservation of Apostolic Succession: a bishop should be consecrated, necessarily, another bishop with a true helper, also bishop, whose consecration amounts without interruption, up until the time of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. The bishops who had fallen into heresy or led a life unworthy were deposed and lost the right to administer sacraments or devotion to help the other successors.
The Orthodox faith teaches that life must be built on the principle of Christian love. "Just know - said Jesus Christ - that you are my disciples, if ye have love among yourselves."In private life, Orthodoxy invites the man to avoid sin, to live according to God's commandments and moral perfection.
Our faith in God should not be abstract and theoretical, because faith without works is dead faith. We recognize the enormous power of prayer, which must occupy an important position in our lives. We fervently pray to the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints and the early adopters and intercessors with God. The Church invites us to take care of family and well-being of the nation, trying to improve the power received from God, to inculcate the same humility, the aversion to greed, and compassion. We should all forgive and not judge anyone. We must develop a tendency to seek eternal life.
Throughout his earthly journey, the Church of Christ, now growing in numbers, sometimes fell into decline. There were periods when his enemies were singing victory, hoping that they were his last days. But by the power of Christ Church was recovering, as it were lifted from the dust, while his enemies died. Christ promised to His true Church to be invincible until the end of the world. One must remember that as children of the True Orthodox Church participated in the great world organization. In reality, no country or society greater than the True Orthodox Christian Church, because she not only owns the Orthodox faithful living on earth, but all people who have gone directly to the other world, born into the Kingdom of Heaven. Indeed, the Church in its heavenly existence - Land grows continuously and becomes ever stronger. Staying within the True Church, like a large mother ship, we are in danger of not wreck trip.
We are strong in our faith in God, the Creator, and omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, wise and merciful Father. His will is our law, which teaches us how to live and develop our capabilities. Our goal is to reach and be blessed with eternal life in the kingdom of light and glory. Amen
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Art. 2. - "The religion of grace spread through the land, and finally reached the Russian people. The gracious God who took care of all the other people we no longer neglected.'s His desire to save us and lead us to reason '(Hilarion, Metropolitan of Russ