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Certificate of incorporation
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 18
§ 341. Certificate of incorporation. 1. If the meeting shall decide
that such congregation shall become an incorporated church of the
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in America, a certificate of
incorporation therefor shall be executed and acknowledged by the
archbishop, or bishop, who is administrator of the Byelorussian
Autocephalic Orthodox Church in America, the rector of the congregation
and by the laymen trustees that have been elected, and by the clerk of
the corporation, and the said certificate of incorporation shall contain
the following:

(a) The name by which the proposed corporation shall be known;

(b) The number of laymen trustees thereof; the names and addresses of
the persons elected as trustees; and the term of office for which they
were respectively elected;

(c) An exact copy of the resolution which provides for the clerical
trustees by virtue of their offices;

(d) The name of county, town, city or village in which the principal
place of worship or office is or is intended to be located;

(e) The purpose and intent for which said corporation is created, to
be set forth as follows:

"The purpose and intent of this corporation is to maintain, propagate,
practice and forever perpetuate religious worship, services, sacraments
and teaching in full accordance and unity with the doctrine, ritual,
canon law, faith, practice, discipline, and traditions and usages of the
Holy Orthodox Church; and for carrying out of said purpose and intent,
to form and maintain a religious organization of church adherent and
obedient to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction and authority of the
archbishop, or bishop, or administrator of the Byelorussian Autocephalic
Orthodox Church in America and certified by the governing ecclesiastical
body of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church, as canonical and
duly appointed."

(f) In the certificate of incorporation of societies or organizations,
other than churches, special purposes, additional to the above, may be
set forth.

2. On filing such certificate in the office of the county clerk of the
county in which such church is or is intended to be located, such church
shall be a corporation by the name stated in the certificate, and the
persons therein stated to be elected clerical and laymen trustees of
such church shall be trustees therefor for their respective terms and
until their successors are elected.