The Metrical Book is published with the approval and blessing of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). This book for parishes is used for the express purpose of recording sacramental celebrations in the life of each parish.
The Metrical Book contains registries to record names for:
2. Reception into the Orthodox Church;
3. Marriages; and
Also included is an index at the back of the book, making it possible to cross-reference each sacrament recorded by looking up last names listed in alphabetical order.