N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 53
Resolution to be adopted at incorporation meeting

At such meeting held for the incorporation of such parish, church or congregation as an Apostolic Episcopal Church, by whatever corporate name said church shall take, the following resolution shall be passed by a majority of the qualified voters of such meeting, to wit: “Resolved, that whereas, it has been decided by a majority vote to incorporate said church under the name of (here give the corporate name by which such church is to be known) as a congregation of the Apostolic Episcopal Church and under the spiritual jurisdiction of metropolitan synod of such denomination; we likewise, by a majority vote of the duly qualified voters at this meeting, held for the incorporation of said church, now decide that the clergymen trustees of this said church shall be the bishop who is the ecclesiastical administrator, the vicar-general and the chancellor of the aforesaid metropolitan synod and the rector or vicar of this church, and their successors in office, shall by virtue of their offices, be the clergymen trustees of this church, which said four 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 Metropolitan Synod Apostolic Episcopal Church, and said laymen trustees term of office shall be that fixed by statute.”

Source: Section 53 — Resolution to be adopted at incorporation meeting, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/53 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

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