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The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America®

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Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh
Presiding Archbishop
1927-1966

NOTICE: This website contains Historic Church information

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The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America.
Short Name "American Orthodox Catholic Church"
A/K/A The American Orthodox Patriarchate (since 2003)

Canonically Established Feb. 2, 1927
Incorporated Feb 1, 1928

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Before you continue please read this statement. This is not up for discussion. We are the one and only American Orthodox Catholic Church - (short name for) The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America that was canonically chartered by the Russian Synod in North America and headed by Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh. This Church continues today. We are the original 1928 corporation!

Clergy: This Church seeks good active clergy who are Orthodox and have an active ministry, Who are without a bishop or bishops who can no longer serve their (former) Church and who desire being part of the one true canonically established American Jurisdiction.

All the independent groups who claim to be us by using one of our names, claiming to be us but under another name and who claim to be us based on their lines that trace back to Ignatius Nichols are in no way associated with us, are not us and have no apostolic succession from us. We deny they are even Orthodox! Since we exist and continue they cannot be us. When they or the ethnic schismatic jurisdictions attack us and Abp. Ofiesh of blessed memory they prove their unchristian nature by their actions!

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RE: Ecumenical Patriarch - According to Canon IX of the 30c "The Bishop of Constantinople has no authority to officiate in the Dioceses, Parishes or Districts of the other Patriarchs.

Also the canon goes on to say that "No one, even a Metropolitan or Patriarch, has any right to impose anything upon churches outside his jurisdiction".

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We do not recognize any SCOBA Church due to the Schism they created in 1929 that continues today.

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We are the one and only Church that was canonically established by the Russian Synod in North America and headed by Abp. Aftimios Ofiesh of blessed memory until he reposed in 1966.

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We are that Church, the original 1928 corporation and Synod of this Church. We are not part of the independent movement.

Mariam Ofiesh sat on the corporate board of tustees until 1999. She reposed in 2000.

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Abp. Victor

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If anyone claims to be a bishop of this Church or the head of this Church please verify it by contacting any of our bishops to verify they are our clergy. Many in the independent movement make false claims and in fact have no sacramental authority, at least not from this Church. You should consider any marking such false claims as liars if they are not on the synod link we mention above or after contacting us you discover they are not priests of this Church. We suggest you avoid dealing with any such people

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The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America (American Orthodox Catholic Church) was canonically chartered in Feb 1927 and incorporated in Boston, MA., by Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh. We continue as that same Church and corporation today.

Legal Notice: Our Church website and photographs are Registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Our name and logo are Registered or claimed Service Marks of this Church (Corporation). Our name and logo are or have been also Registered with other States. Any unauthorized use of our name and logo (our Registered Service Mark) or copyrighted materials will be considered infringement and theft of our legal property. Anyone claiming to be us or part of this Church and not shall be considered guilty of fraud.

The law does not require a continous registration of a service or trademark. Use and ownership for 5 years gives you full ownership. We have had the name since 1927 and claim commonlaw ownership. We claim Ownership under the law since we registered the name with the USPTO. Now that we have The declaration of incontestability with the USPTO as of Aug. 14, 2014 we are the legal owners of our service mark (name and logo).

15 USC 1065

Except on a ground for which application to cancel may be filed at any time under paragraphs (3) and (5) of section 1064 of this title, and except to the extent, if any, to which the use of a mark registered on the principal register infringes a valid right acquired under the law of any State or Territory by use of a mark or trade name continuing from a date prior to the date of registration under this chapter of such registered mark, the right of the owner to use such registered mark in commerce for the goods or services on or in connection with which such registered mark has been in continuous use for five consecutive years subsequent to the date of such registration and is still in use in commerce, shall be incontestable.

USPTO true copy of our filing

U.S. Registration Number: 3626328 U.S. Serial Number: 77581143
U.S. Registration Date: May 26, 2009
Mark: HOLY SYNOD THE HOLY EASTERN ORTHODOX CAT etc. (Stylized/Design)
Owner: Prentice, Victor L.

Aug 14, 2014

NOTICE OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT UNDER SECTION 15

The declaration of incontestability filed for the above-identified registration meets the requirements of Section 15 of the
Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §1065. The Section 15 declaration is acknowledged.

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Bp. Ignatius

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Legal Notice: This website and photographs are Registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Our name and logo are Registered or claimed Service Marks of this Church (Corporation). Our name and logo are also Registered with the States of Arizona and Tennessee. Any unauthorized use of our name and logo (Our mark) or copyrighted materials will be considered infringement and theft of our legal property. Anyone claiming to be us or part of this Church and not shall be considered guilty of fraud.

 

The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America®
American Orthodox Catholic Churchsm
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Archbishop Victor
Archbishop President
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 121
Sudan, TX 79371 USA

1-806-227-2214



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