Assembly of Bishops News

VIDEO: Assembly of Bishops' 2021 Paschal Message

Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America's video message for Easter 2021. Read More ...

Year of the Youth – Meet Your Bishop: Townhalls Successfully Launched!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The first of six Meet Your Bishop: Townhalls was hosted on April 13, 2021. Nearly 60 participants joined in to listen to and dialogue with Assembly Hierarchs. Read More ...

The Assembly of Bishops Launches Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA asks all Orthodox Christian clergy and faithful to participate in a Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey. Read More ...

Attention Youth! Meet Your Bishop at Regional Townhalls

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Statement of the Executive Committee on the Proposed Equality Act

Friday, March 26, 2021

We are deeply concerned about the proposed federal “Equality Act,” which would erode religious liberty for both individuals and organizations, including Orthodox Christian jurisdictions, parishes, and faithful. The supporters of this Act, in their desire to promote equality, ultimately infringe upon the religious liberty of Americans to live a Read More ...

Prayer for the Youth

Friday, March 26, 2021

Formulated by the Committee for Liturgy and approved by the Executive Committee, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America is proud to release its Prayer for the Youth. The Prayer for the Youth is intended for use in various instances and services, especially this year, the Year of the Youth. Read More ...

Sunday of Orthodoxy 2021 - Recitation of the Synodkion of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Friday, March 19, 2021

The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recite the Synodikon of the 7th Ecumenical Council for the occasion of the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Read More ...

Hunger & the Public Good: Restoring the World by Living the Faith

Thursday, March 18, 2021

This three part Lenten webinar series explores Orthodox Christian perspectives on the intersections between Hunger and the Environment, Hunger and Racial Equity, and Hunger and Homelessness. In dialogue with members of Bread for the World, Orthodox Christians will share how the spiritual practices of fasting, prayer, and engagement can help us ove Read More ...

Announcement: Assembly of Bishops Seeking Part-Time Programs Coordinator for Task Force on Mental Health

Friday, March 12, 2021

In September 2019, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America created a Task Force on Mental Health to address mental health needs of the faithful. In order to maintain existing projects and manage new projects of the Task Force, the Assembly of Bishops is seeking a part-time Programs Coordinator. Read More ...

Announcement: Year of the Youth Activities

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Assembly of Bishops will also be hosting a variety of exciting events and opportunities that will uplift all of us as we celebrate together the Year of the Youth, including a series of online gatherings and webinars; article and video submissions; a video series; and an increased social media presence. We pray all our planned activities will h Read More ...

2021 Scouting Sundays Encyclical

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

This year the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, in tandem with American Scouting organizations, celebrates February 7th and March 7th, 2021 as Scouting Sundays. As Orthodox Christians across the country participate in The Year of the Youth, proclaimed by the Assembly of Bishops, special focus is placed on posi Read More ...

2021 Mission Sunday Encyclical

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Despite the anxieties, disruption, loss and grief imposed by the pandemic of these past, long months, we know that in our Savior and Healer we have no need to fear. Indeed, proclaiming this Good News is as important, if not more important, now than ever. The Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States are committed Read More ...

Assembly of Bishops Endorses Alternatives to Women in Crisis Pregnancies

Friday, January 29, 2021

When the burden is too heavy, we, the Church, must be there to lift the burden and open the door to other, more perfect solutions. Otherwise, we too are missing the mark. With this mission, the Assembly of Bishops’ Affiliate Ministry Zoe For Life! “affirms the value of all life by helping women in a confidential manner during and after crisis Read More ...

2021: The Year of the Youth

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Statement Regarding Developments in Medicine: COVID-19 Vaccines & Immunizations

Friday, January 22, 2021

Scripture encourages us to respect and protect the body as the temple of God (1 Cor. 6:19). At the same time, it discourages us from either tempting or testing the Lord (Matt. 4:7). And as your spiritual shepherds, we affirm and assure you that it is neither wrong nor sinful to seek medical attention and advice. In fact, we welcome interventions t Read More ...

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