Assembly of Bishops News

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 ...

Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Orthodox and Catholic Christians will join in prayer and public gathering to express their long-standing belief that all life is sacred. Read More ...

Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light" Sunday is January 17

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has designated Sunday, January 17, 2016 as Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light" Sunday. Read More ...

Nativity Message from the Assembly Chairman

Thursday, December 24, 2015

On these most blessed days of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are all invited to consider how we may manifest among our neighbors the love, mercy and compassion of the Christ-child. Read More ...

An Appeal from the Assembly

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Much has been accomplished by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the few short years of its existence. Yet much more remains to be accomplished. Until now, the Assembly has been primarily funded by dioceses, jurisdictions, individual bishops, foundations and a few significant donors. Read More ...

Assembly of Bishops Offers Prayers for the People of France

Saturday, November 14, 2015

With heavy hearts, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops offer their prayers for the people of France who mourn the tragic loss of life that resulted from last night’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Read More ...

North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation issued a statement today on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. Read More ...

Assembly Releases New Study on Orthodox Theological Schools in the US

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released a new study report today. The study focuses on US educational institutions that offer programs in Orthodox theology. Read More ...

Assembly VI Concludes; Hierarchs Issue Message to the Faithful

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its sixth annual meeting on Thursday, September 17 in Chicago. Read More ...

Assembly Issues Message to the Faithful at Conclusion of Assembly VI

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America issued a Message to the Faithful at the conclusion of its sixth annual meeting. Read More ...

Annual Meeting Continues With Focus on Canonical Regional Planning and Pastoral Practices

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened for a second day on Wednesday, September 16 in Chicago, IL. Read More ...

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