N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 340
Resolutions to be adopted at the meeting for incorporation


In order to incorporate under this article, the meeting shall adopt the following resolution by a majority of its qualified voters, present and voting, to wit: Whereas, this congregation was founded and established, and thereby a permanent trust was created, for the purpose and intent of adhering to, maintaining and promoting religious worship and teaching according to the communion, doctrine, discipline, rite, canon law, traditions and usages of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church; and Whereas, such purpose and intent and the trust thereby created can be fully effected and safeguarded only in complete canonical unity with jurisdictions and in obedience to bishops acknowledged and certified by the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in America; and Whereas, the signors thereof are the trustees, duly elected as such at a meeting duly held on the ............ day of .......... , nineteen hundred .......... , in accordance with article eighteen of the religious corporations law; and Whereas, by a majority vote the said meeting has determined to incorporate as a Church of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in America under the name of (here give the corporate name by which such church is to be known); and Whereas, permission and sanction for such incorporation has been given and certified in accordance with the provisions of said article by (here name the appropriate archbishop, bishop or administrator) to whose jurisdiction and authority this corporation shall adhere. Therefore it is hereby resolved, that this congregation shall become and remain an incorporated church of the aforesaid jurisdiction in full unity of communion, faith and discipline with the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in America and that the clergymen trustees of this said church shall be the archbishop, or bishop, who is the administrator of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in America and rector of this church, and their successors in office, shall by virtue of their offices, be the clergymen trustees of this church, which said two officers together, with the .......... laymen trustees elected at this incorporation meeting, shall constitute the trustees thereof. Said clergymen trustees’ term of office shall continue until their successors in said office are elected by the governing ecclesiastical body of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church, and said laymen trustees’ term of office shall be that fixed by statute.

Source: Section 340 — Resolutions to be adopted at the meeting for incorporation, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/340 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

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