→Seventeenth All-American Council
==Seventeenth All-American Council==
The 17th All-American Council was held for just one day, Tuesday, [[November 13]], 2012 (the Feast of Saint John Chrysostom), at the Holy Trinity Church, Parma, Ohio. The only order of business for this council
will be the election of a new primate of the Orthodox Church in America. No single candidate received the required two-thirds margin on the first ballot. On the second ballot, His Eminence, [[Tikhon (Mollard) of Washington|Archbishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania]] and His Grace, [[Michael (Dahulich) of New York|Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey]], received 317 and 355 votes respectively. The members of the [[Holy Synod]] retired into the altar where they elected Archbishop Tikhon.
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