Assembly of Bishops News

New Map of Bishops and Parishes Available on the Assembly Website

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

An updated map of Orthodox bishops and parishes in the US is now available on the Assembly's website. Read More ...

Message of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Thursday, October 6, 2016

We, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, gathered in Detroit, Michigan, for our seventh annual meeting on October 4-6, 2016 greet you with love in Christ as we offer glory and thanksgiving to Him. Forty-one hierarchs assembled in order to recognize and reinforce our unity in the Orthodox faith. Read More ...

Address of the Chairman His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America at the 7th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Having approached and partaken in the Holy Eucharist as members of the Body of Christ, we convene here in Detroit, Michigan. It is a city whose people have experienced the results of decades of neglect, isolation, and abandonment, but now steadily move forward on the path of transformation towards a renewed life. I cannot help but reflect upon the Read More ...

Assembly of Bishops Discusses Religious Liberty, Reviews Committees Work, Encourages Pan-Orthodox Cooperation

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States began the 2nd day of its annual meeting with a special forum dedicated to the important subject of religious freedom. Three highly accomplished scholars presented. The Assembly also spent considerable time reviewing the work of its committees and recommended ways to advance their work Read More ...

Hierarchs Gather in Detroit for Annual General Assembly Meeting, Recommit to Pan-Orthodox Mandate

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

When we speak together as an Assembly of Bishops, we do so with the authority of the Church; we do not speak as jurisdictions or merely as representatives, but as a single body of Orthodox Hierarchs who are committed to sharing the transformative light of Christ with our local society. Read More ...

Assembly to Convene 7th Annual Meeting in Detroit

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its Seventh Annual Meeting from October 4-6, 2016 in Detroit, MI. This year’s meeting will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of Saint Mary in Livonia, MI on Tuesday, October 4th. Read More ...

OCF College Student Sunday is October 2

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Assembly of Bishops has designated Sunday, October 2, 2016 as OCF College Student Sunday. Read More ...

Revised Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Now Available

Monday, June 13, 2016

The second revised edition of the widely popular Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries has been released by the Assembly of Bishops. Read More ...

June 12 is Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Assembly of Bishops has designated June 12, 2016 as Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday. Read More ...

Official Website of Holy and Great Council Now Online

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The official website of the Holy and Great Council is now online. Read More ...

Chairman's Message for Great and Holy Pascha 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beloved and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ, For more than forty days, we have walked upon the most blessed path of Great and Holy Lent. During this time, we have engaged in a spiritual struggle to grow closer to Christ; we have increased our fasting; we have intensified our prayers; we have expanded our charitable love for our neighbor; Read More ...

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches to Hold Common Prayer Service

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches in America (SCOOCH) are pleased to announce that a “Common Prayer Service” will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 21, 2016, at St. Gabriel Syriac Orthodox Church (750 Sunset Avenue) in Haworth, N.J. Read More ...

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Friday, March 18, 2016

As we celebrate the great feast of Sunday of Orthodoxy and mark the restoration of the holy icons in the Church, we join our own family and friends in our parishes not only to bear holy icons in our hands, but to also become living icons of Christ and, by God’s grace, to proclaim our common Orthodox faith in the world. Read More ...

Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Now Available

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America announces the publication of the first-ever Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries. Read More ...

Orthodox Scout Sunday is February 7

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Assembly of Bishops has designated February 7 as "Orthodox Scout Sunday". Read More ...

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