The parish priest, as understood by the Armenian Apostolic Church, is the bishop's representative on the ground, in administration and in serving the parish. He is responsible for the spiritual flock entrusted to him.
The minister represents the bishop in the ward in his absence. Together with the secular chairman of the congregation and his deputy, he represents the respective congregation in relation to state, political, ecclesiastical and religious institutions.
The Municipal Members' Assembly (GMV) is the highest legislative body in the municipality. It meets at least once a year. Members of the GMV are the primate (in his absence the parish priest), the board of directors of the parishes, and the contributing members of the parish.
Tasks and powers of the GMV include the election of the parish priest, the decree and the amendment of the statutes of the parish. The GMV decides, for example, the budget of the community, etc. The GMV elects delegates for the diocesan delegates' meeting from among its members.
The municipal board (GV) is the executive body of the municipality and represents its concerns and interests. It consists of at least five and a maximum of nine members. The exact number of new board members to be elected is to be determined by the general assembly before the election. The term of office of the secular members of the GM is three years. You can be re-elected. The choice of the new GV-s is to be confirmed by the Primate and the DB.
The parish priest is a voting member and honorary chairman of the GA by virtue of his office. If the municipality does not have a responsible GP, the meeting of the GM-s takes place under the chairmanship of the chairman of the board. If the primate is present, he presides. In the event of a tie, the President (Prime, GP or President) has the casting vote. This can initiate a new vote if the question is controversial.
Congregational members who are between 19 and 75 years old and have been paying their diocesan dues for at least one year can be elected as delegates for the DDV.
The main task of the delegates is to represent the municipality at the DDV and to present the concerns and interests of the municipality for consultation and possible decision-making. In addition to their representative duties, the delegates also have the task of actively participating in community life and supporting the activities of the GM. You can attend the meetings of the GM with prior notice.
The number of congregational delegates to be sent depends on the number of its contributory members.
The cash audit commission consists of 3 members and is elected during the AGM in open elections with a simple majority for three years.
The cash audit commission checks the accounting of the GM and the committees annually or as required (decision of the DB or the general meeting).