Michalopoulos' plan is premature. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of the faithful, and probably many of the parish priests, too, do not understand or appreciate the need for or the benefit of a unified ecclesial entity in North America, at this time; faithful in the OCA are probably an exception to this comment. Therefore, the North & Central Regional Episcopal Assembly must initiate structures and common activities nationally, regionally, and locally. These structures must be managed to ensure they are active and effective, and not just symbolic. The activities should include joint services, administrative committees, educational platforms, youth activities, outreach and missionary endeavors. They must be regularly sponsored and become routine. In areas where there are several parishes, each parish could be responsible to provide activities that perhaps they wouldn't otherwise conduct; a few examples: Bible study, at parish A; adult catechism at parish B; monthly Akathist Service at parish C; monthly Small Supplications to the Theotokos Services at parish D, and so on. It will take years for these and many more types of joint activities to cultivate an interest in unified administrative church structures in this region. During this transition, it will be most important not to interfere in cultural activities currently observed.