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Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of North America

Thursday, July 03, 2014
The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese announced today the election of Archbishop Joseph by the Holy Synod of Antioch to be the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of New York and all North America. read more »

Committee Chairmen Meet to Discuss Assembly Priorities

Thursday, June 12, 2014
As part of the ongoing work of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, a meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in New York. read more »

Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordination of Married Priests in Eastern Catholic Churches in North America

Friday, June 06, 2014
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation voted in early June to encourage the “lifting of the restrictions regarding the ordination of married men to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic Churches of North America.” read more »

Broadcast of Historic Jerusalem Meeting Between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis

Friday, May 23, 2014
On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will meet in the Holy Sepulcher (the Empty Tomb of Christ) in Jerusalem to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the meeting between their predecessors, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI. read more »

Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis​

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Fifty years ago, in January 1964, two great Christian leaders met in Jerusalem. Pope Paul VI of Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople swept aside centuries of hostility and embraced one another in the city where Christ was crucified and rose from the dead. read more »

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