Committee for Agencies and Endorsed Organizations


The Committee for Agencies and Endorsed Organizations will be the Assembly’s oversight body with respect to its Agencies and Endorsed Organizations.  It will also be responsible for reviewing the criteria for Agency and Endorsed Organization status and proposing any changes to the Assembly.  


Bishop Gregory (ACROD), Chairman and Episcopal Liaison to OCF
Bishop Daniel (UOC) – Episcopal Liaison to EOCS
Apb. Nicolae (Romanian) – Episcopal Liaison to IOCC
Episcopal Liaison to OCEC – currently vacant
Met. Savas (GOA) – Episcopal Liaison to OCMC
Bishop Peter (ROCOR) – Episcopal Liaison to OCN
Bishop Mark (OCA) – Episcopal Liaison to OCPM

Committee Liaison

Alexei Krindatch


Anne Glynn-Mackoul
Eric Namee

Terms of Reference

  • Regular oversight of Agencies, including:
    • Maintenance of files of required legal documents (e.g. articles of incorporation, bylaws, 501(c)(3) determination letter, etc.)
    • Maintenance of files of required financial reports (e.g. annual reports, audit reports, etc.)
  • Through Episcopal Liaisons, receive and review status reports from the Agencies and Endorsed Organizations; summarize such reports for the Executive Committee and the Assembly
  • Through Episcopal Liaisons, receive Agency requests for blessing of board members and submit to Executive Committee
  • Through Episcopal Liaisons, serve as point of contact between Assembly and the Agencies & Endorsed Organizations
  • Review existing criteria for obtaining and retaining Agency or Endorsed Organization status and propose any necessary changes for consideration to the Assembly
  • Conduct annual review of each Agency and Endorsed Organization for compliance with criteria for retaining such status 
  • Provide report to annual Assembly meeting on the work of the Agencies.

News and Events

Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday set for May 21, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017
We who do not live in the darkness of a prison or jail cannot truly comprehend the incredible distress men and women prisoners live with each and every day. OCPM needs all our help to bring the love and light of Christ to these precious souls. The Orthodox Church, through OCPM, offers both hope and healing to those living in such distress. read more »

Mission Sunday 2017 - February 26, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
On this final Sunday before the Great Fast, let us look ahead to the joy that awaits us at the end of our Lenten journey, and let us join together in the work of our brothers and sisters who are bringing that joy to more and more people. Remember the work of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), a common ministry of all Orthodox Christian jurisdictions throughout our nation. read more »

Scout Sunday - February 5, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Scout Sunday is an annual event among all faiths which recognize the good work that is done by Scouts in our religious communities. The observance of Scout Sunday tradition was started years ago to make people in the church aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out of what is pledged each week. read more »

OCN Share the Light Sunday is January 15, 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The Assembly of Bishops has designated January 15, 2017 as Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light Sunday". Now more than ever, we need to focus on the next generation of Orthodox leaders. The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) has decided to take this concern and address it in a real and impactful way. In addition to our strong media ministry presence on multiple platforms, we will spend 2017 focusing on identifying and highlighting thirty Orthodox individuals who exhibit strong leadership and mentor skills in their community and who are under the age of thirty. 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 »

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 »

Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday is May 17

Monday, April 27, 2015
The Assembly of Bishops has designated Sunday, May 17 as Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday. read more »

Agencies and Endorsed Organizations 2014 Report

Friday, October 31, 2014
The 2014 report of the Committee for Agencies and Endorsed Organizations is now available online. read more »

Assembly of Bishops Renews Commitment to Greater Cooperation, Applauds Work of its Agencies

Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened for a second day of meetings on Wednesday in Dallas, Texas. read more »