[October 18, 2013 Syosset, NY] The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded
its fall session on Thursday, October 17, 2013. His Beatitude,
Metropolitan Tikhon, chaired the session, which opened two days earlier.
According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, in addition
to hearing the reports of the Chancellor, Secretary and Treasurer, the
members of the Holy Synod took the following actions and decisions.
* * *
The texts and order of two memorial services for pre-born infants—one
that may be celebrated shortly after death, the other a funeral
service—were approved for liturgical use upon the recommendation of His
Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin.