CHAPTER 650

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

RECOGNITION OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH AS A MAJOR FAITH IN DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the Eastern Orthodox Church is a major faith in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the said Eastern Orthodox Church is not generally included among the religious confessions of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the General Assembly to properly recognize the Eastern Orthodox Church as another major faith; and

WHEREAS, it is desired hereby to also express approval of such an Act as evidenced by the United States Senate Bill No. S. 3872 as introduced in the 83rd Congress on August 16, 1954,

NOW, THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 118th General Assembly of the State of Delaware (the House of Representatives concurring therein) as follows:

1. That the Eastern Orthodox Church be recognized as a major faith in the State of Delaware; and

2. That it be included among the religious confessions of this State; and

3. That the forms and official papers of the State, and local government units which refer to the major faiths and now limit same to Protestants, Catholics and Jews, be changed to: Protestants, Catholics, Jews and Eastern Orthodox ; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all media of communication and individuals are hereby requested to include the Eastern Orthodox Church when referring to the major faiths ; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this resolution be spread upon the Journals of both Houses of the 118th General Assembly and that copies hereof be sent to the members of the Congressional delegation from the State of Delaware.

Approved April 29, 1955.