N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 50-EE
Certificate of incorporation


If the meeting shall decide that such unincorporated church shall become an incorporated church or congregation of the Holy Orthodox Church in America, a certificate of incorporation therefor shall be executed and acknowledged by the archbishop who is the ecclesiastical administrator, the vicar-general and the chancellor of Metropolitan Synod Holy Orthodox Church in America, the rector or vicar of the church or congregation and by the laymen trustees that have been elected, and by the clerk of the corporation, and the said certificate of incorporation shall contain the following:


The name of the proposed corporation;


The number of laymen trustees thereof, the names of the persons elected as laymen trustees, the terms of office for which they were respectively elected as laymen trustees;


An exact copy of the resolution which provides for the clerical trustees by virtue of their offices;


The county and town, city or village in which the principal place of worship is or is intended to be located.


On filing such certificate in the office of the county clerk of the county in which such church is or is intended to be located, such church shall be a corporation by the name stated in the certificate, and the persons therein stated to be elected clerical and laymen trustees of such church shall be the trustees therefor for their respective terms and until their successors are elected.

Source: Section 50-EE — Certificate of incorporation, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/50-EE (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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