OCA Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response
PARISH RESOURCE DOCUMENTS
From time to time, the Dallas Chancery Office receives requests for various documents including our DOS Uniform Parish Bylaws. In an effort to make this and other documents available, this section of the DOS website will be adding useful documents that have been approved by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah as well as those approved by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America.
You are welcome to download and use these documents as needed.
We will be adding additional documents and links in the future.
DOS Remittance Form
DOS Uniform Parish Bylaws
Please note that an official addition to the DOS Uniform Parish Bylaws has been made (but not included in the above copy) to include that in a mission, the priest-in-charge may appoint the mission council, with the approval of the Diocesan hierarch.
Statutes Concerning Missions
Applications for E.I.N and Tax-Exempt Status
Here are some helpful links to the Internal Revenue Service and how to apply for a Employee Identification Number (EIN) and the process to apply for a Federal Tax Exempt Status. This information is very useful for new missions and mission stations.
Additionally, the OCA website has some helpful information on this subject.
If you have any other questions, please free to contact Milos Konjevich, DOS Treasurer at 214-522-4149.
Clergy Guidelines Approved by OCA Holy Synod of Bishops
OCA Clergy Compensation Guidelines
In addition to the OCA Clergy Compensation Guideline document, we have provided links to US Census Bureau data and a stand-alone site that lists information on every city in the USA including Median Income data based on 2000 US Census Bureau information. Such data will be useful to determine clergy compensation based on the median income in which a parish is located.
OCA Clergy Compensation Guidelines .pdf version
Useful US Census Bureau Income Statistics:
All Cities in the USA data which includes median incomes
Rubric Resources from OCA
The Orthodox Church in America has a new feature to its website featuring Rubric resources. Although it is still being added to, we are pleased to link this information to our DOS website as a resource for our clergy and laity.
The Priest and the Parish
Sep 39, 2011
Here is a link to a series of lectures Fr. Thomas Hopko gave to on the role of the priest in the local parish.