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==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. It was attended by 11 Hierarchs, 295 Clergy Delegates, 284 Lay Delegates for 590 eligible to vote. Also, there were 7 Retired Clergy and 66 Observers for a total of 663 people. The only order of business for this council was 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.
On the first ballot, the two leading candidates were Bishop Michael 205, Archbishop Tikhon 118. Also receiving first ballot votes were, [[Melchisedek (Pleska) of Pittsburgh|Bishop Melchizedek]] 9694, [[Nathaniel (Popp) of Detroit|Archbishop Nathaniel]] 49, [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco|Archbishop Benjamin]] 23, [[Basil (Essey) of Wichita|Bishop Basil (Essey)]] 17, [[Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington|Metropolitan Jonah]] 17, [[Nikon (Liolin) of Boston|Archbishop Nikon]] 13, [[Mark (ForsbergMaymon) of BostonBaltimore|Bishop Mark(Maymon)]] 910, [[Alexander (Golitzin) of Toledo|Bishop Alexander]] 8, [[Irénée (Rochon) of Quebec City|Bishop Irénée]] 5, Abbot Gerasim [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Metropolitan Hilarion (ROCOR)]] 3, [[Matthias (Moriak) of Chicago|Bishop Matthias]] 3, Fr. Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach ) 3, Fr. Hieromonk [[David (Mahaffey)|David Mahaffey]] 3, [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Metropolitan Hilarion (ROCOR)]] 3, [[Alejo (Pacheco y Vera) of Mexico City|Archbishop Alejo]] 2, Abbot Sergius 1, [[Irineu Igumen Gerasim (DuvleaEliel) of Dearborn Heights|Bishop Ireneu]] 12, [[Seraphim (Sigrist) of Sendai|Bishop Seraphim (Sigrist)]] 1, Fr. Patrick Carpenter 1, Hieromonk Herman 1, Igumen Vladimir Wendling 1, and [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Metropolitan Philip]] 1. There were 6 invalid ballots , for a total of 590 votes. On the second ballot: Bishop Michael 355, Archbishop Tikhon 317, Bishop Melchizedek 161, Archbishop Nathaniel 81, Bishop Mark 28, Archbishop Benjamin 23, Archbishop Nikon 23, Bishop Basil (Essey) 22, Bishop Alexander 20, Metropolitan Jonah 17, Bishop Irénée 15, Metropolitan Hilarion (ROCOR) 14, Bishop Matthias 9, Archbishop Alejo 8, Abbot Gerasim 6, Bishop Irineu 5, Fr. Alexander Pihach 4, Fr. David Mahaffey 3, Fr. Gerasimos 3, [[Meletios Irineu (WebberDuvlea)of Dearborn Heights|Archimandrite Meletios (Webber)Bishop Ireneu]] 2, Brother Luke Dorrant 2, Fr. David Mezynski 21, [[Herman Seraphim (SwaikoSigrist) of Washington and New YorkSendai|Metropolitan Herman]] 2, Monk Mark Savros 2, [[Kyrill Bishop Seraphim (GundyayevSigrist) of Moscow|Patriarch Kyrill]] 21, Archimandrite Christopher Calin 1. Archimandrite Pitirim Vladimir (StehnachWendling) 1, Bishop Seraphim Igumen Sergius (SigristBowyer) 1, [[Thomas (Joseph) of Charleston and Oakland|Bishop Thomas]] (Antiochian) 1, Fr. Basil Summer 1, Fr. David Brum 1, Fr. John Chudik Igumen 1, Fr. Juvenaly Repass 1, Fr. Patrick (Carpenter ) 1, Fr. Theodore Heckman Archpriest Paul Gassios 1, and Fr. Joseph Hoffman Hieromonk Herman (Majkrzak) 1. There were 3 7 invalid /blank ballots for a total of 590 votes.
On the second ballot: Bishop Michael 355, Archbishop Tikhon 317, Bishop Melchizedek 161, Archbishop Nathaniel 81, Bishop Mark (Maymon) 28, Bishop Basil (Essey) 25, Archbishop Benjamin 23, Archbishop Nikon 23, Bishop Alexander 20, Bishop Irénée (Rochon) 15,
Metropolitan Jonah 14, Metropolitan Hilarion (Kaprel)(ROCOR) 13, Archbishop Alejo 11, Bishop Matthias 9, Abbot Gerasim (Eliel) 6, Bishop Irineu (Duvlea) 5, Fr. David Mezynski 5, Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach) 4, Bishop Seraphim (Sigrist) 3, Archimandrite Christopher (Calin) 3, [[Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Patriarch Kyrill]] 2, [[Meletios (Webber)|Archimandrite Meletios (Webber)]] 2, Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) 2, Archpriest Paul Gassios 2, Hieromonk David (Mahaffey) 2, Monk Stavros (Leves) 2, [[Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York|Metropolitan Herman]] 1, Metropolitan [[Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Vienna|Hilarion (Alfeyev)]](ROC) 1, [[Thomas (Joseph) of Charleston and Oakland|Bishop Thomas]] (Antiochian) 1, Archimandrite Juvenaly (Repass) 1, Archimandrite Pitirim (Stehnach) 1, Igumen Joseph (Hoffman) 1, Igumen Patrick (Carpenter) 1, Fr. David Brum 1, Fr. Theodore Heckman 1, Fr. Basil Summer 1, Fr. John Chudik 1, Hieromonk Herman (Majkrzak) 1, Brother Luke (Dorr) 2. There were 11 invalid ballots (22 votes), and 6 ballots (12 votes) were not submitted for a total of 1180 votes.
==External links==
*[http://www.oca.org/DOCindex-councils.asp?SID=12 OCA Councils]
*[http://oca.org/history-archives/aacs/the-17th-all-american-council The 17th All-American Council Election of the Metropolitan of All America and Canada]
*[https://ancientfaith.com/specials/aac_17 17th All American Council of the Orthodox Church in America Podcasts] - Ancient Faith Radio,
*[http://files.oca.org/aacs/2012-1113-17thaac-official-minutes.pdf Seventeenth All-American Council MINUTES]
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