On September 2, 2017, the Pastoral Council meeting was held at 10 am in the Bishop’s House, Elmont, NY. In the meeting, the Council was informed of the accounts until August 15, 2017. The Council, along with the Secretaries and Treasurers of the parishes, also discussed the plans for the Installation of the new bishop on October 28 and proposed the amounts that needed to be collected from each parish according to their strength. Moreover, the Council thanked Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius for his meritorious and miraculous service over the past seven years as bishop of the Eparchy, which was followed by a word of gratitude by Bishop Eusebius. The meeting was attended by 40 people.