The Office of the Patriarch is presently being carried out by the Primus.
The Holy Byzantine Catholic Orthodox Church Office of the Primate shall be held by the Archbishop of
the Province of The Holy Trinity, San Marino, California.
It shall implement the decisions of the Patriarch's Council and the College of Archbishops.
It shall support the ministry of the Patriarch and promote the unity of the whole Church.
The Patriarch of the American Jurisdiction is the ordinary authority on all matters of doctrine, worship,
pastoral care, church order and discipline within the Church.
The duties of the Patriarch include:
(c) Speaking God’s Word to the Church and to the world;
(d) Leading the Church in the initiation, development implementation of vision and strategy;
(e) Serving as the chief guardian of the faith and liturgies of the Church;
(f) Visiting the International Territories, National Churches, Provinces and Dioceses of the Church.
(a) Celebrating the Sacraments;
(b) Gather with his clergy and minister to them;
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