N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 337
Application for incorporation

Any number of persons of full age, not less than ten, who are communicants in canonical standing within the Eastern Orthodox Church may associate themselves for the purpose of founding and continuing a congregation acknowledging, conforming to and promoting the faith, doctrine, discipline, rite, canons, traditions, usages and constitution of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in America and apply to the archbishop or bishop, who is the ecclesiastical administrator of said church, for permission and sanction to incorporate such congregation. When such permission aforesaid has been obtained in writing over the signature and seal of such archbishop or bishop, such congregation may become an incorporated church by executing, acknowledging and filing a certificate of incorporation as hereinafter provided. Any religious order, theological seminary for the preparation of candidates for ministry, or religious society established for evangelical efforts or the relief of the poor and needy, which is intended to be an auxiliary organization of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in America, where a chapel for the conduct of worship is provided shall be deemed a congregation to all intents and purposes, and may be incorporated in the manner prescribed in this article.

Source: Section 337 — Application for incorporation, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/337 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

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