Latest News from the Assembly

First Meeting of Assembly Secretariat

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Secretariat of the Assembly of Bishops is scheduled to meet this week, from Wednesday, January 12 to Thursday, January 13. It will be the first meeting of the newly-appointed staff, and will be hosted by Bishop Maxim at his chancery in Alhambra, CA. read more »

Assembly Announces Liaison Bishops for Assembly Agencies

Monday, January 03, 2011
These bishops, while not part of the agencies' governing structures, are responsible for coordination between the Assembly and their particular agency, and for providing episcopal guidance on behalf of the Assembly for all that agency's activities. read more »

Staff of the Secretariat Now Appointed

Monday, December 27, 2010
The Secretariat has been established as an extension of the office of the Secretary of the Assembly. read more »

Ecumenical Patriarch Receives Officers of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of North and Central America

Monday, September 27, 2010
On Tuesday, Sept. 21, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received the Officers of the Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. read more »

Greeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Officers of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
We are particularly delighted to receive all of you here at the Sacred Center of Orthodoxy, the First-Throne and Mother Church of Constantinople, and we warmly greet you, as brothers accompanying our esteemed Exarch in America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, and as hierarchs ministering in the United States: Your Eminence Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk (serving as vice-chairman of the assembly), Your Eminence Archbishop Antony of Hierapolis (serving as treasurer of the assembly), and Your Grace Bishop Basil of Wichita (serving as secretary of the assembly). read more »

Bishop Maxim Reflects On the Work of the First Episcopal Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Recently a historic event took place in New York: a pan-Orthodox Assembly of the Fullness of God's Church on the North American continent, represented by the Hierarchs of the local Orthodox dioceses read more »

Video of Bishop Basil's Address on Assembly of Bishops Available Online

Wednesday, July 07, 2010
This special video was recorded in Oklahoma City, June 17, 2010, at the Parish Life Conference of the Antiochian Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America. read more »

Bishop Savas Interviewed About Episcopal Assembly by Orthodox Christian Network

Friday, June 18, 2010
His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas speaks with Fr. Christopher Metropulos about the recent Meeting of the Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs of North and Central America. read more »

Bishop Basil Interviewed by Ancient Faith Radio About Episcopal Assembly

Saturday, June 12, 2010
AFR correspondent Matthew Namee talks with His Grace Bishop Basil, the newly elected Secretary of the Episcopal Assembly. Audio and written transcript available. read more »

Fr. Mark Arey Interviewed by Ancient Faith Radio About Episcopal Assembly

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Ancient Faith Radio presents an extensive interview (audio and written transcript both available) with Fr. Mark Arey. The discussion centers on the first Episcopal Assembly meeting in New York on May 26-28, 2010. read more »

Bishop Basil Elected Secretary of the Episcopal Assembly

Monday, June 07, 2010
At the Episcopal Assembly recently concluded in New York City on Friday, May 28, His Grace Bishop BASIL was elected Secretary of the Assembly. read more »

The Episcopal Assembly Through the Eyes of Russian Archpastors

Monday, May 31, 2010
On Friday, May 28, upon completion of the three-day Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, ROCOR Eastern American Diocesan Media Office correspondent Reader Peter Lukianov held interviews with Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, Bishop Job of Kashira, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in Canada, and Bishop Jerome of Manhattan, about their impressions of the Assembly read more »

2010 Message of the Assembly of Bishops

Friday, May 28, 2010
We glorify the name of the Triune God for gathering us at this first Episcopal Assembly of this region in New York City on May 26-28, 2010 in response to the decisions of the Fourth Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conference held at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Switzerland, from June 6-12, 2009, at the invitation of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew read more »

Address of Metropolitan Philip at the 2010 Assembly of Bishops

Thursday, May 27, 2010
My opening remarks this morning are taken from the Vespers of Palm Sunday, "Today the Grace of the Holy Spirit has gathered us together." How wonderful and pleasing to God for all of us to meet and discuss matters related to the life of our Church on this particular continent. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman of SCOBA for his hard work to make this gathering possible. The literature which we received from Chambésy via the Greek Archdiocese of America, raises some important questions. read more »

Address of Archbishop Justinian at the 2010 Assembly of Bishops

Thursday, May 27, 2010
I sincerely greet all of you as the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, and would like to convey to you the warmest of well-wishes from His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. The opening of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America coincided with the beginning of my service as Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the United States of America. I am glad that, not long after my arrival in this country, I am bearing witness to this inspirational moment of Pan-Orthodox unity and mutual understanding. I hope that our current gathering will lay the foundation for further development of efforts to consolidate Orthodoxy on the American continent. read more »

Address of Archbishop Nicolae at the 2010 Assembly of Bishops

Thursday, May 27, 2010
We have gathered here these days bathed in the Light and Grace of the All-Holy Spirit to discuss the future of our Holy Orthodox Church in North America. Whether this comes to be seen as an historic meeting will depend on us, and what we decide. And while we may have been convened in a new way, that fact is that the project of organizing the Church on this continent is not new. As we continue our deliberations it would be helpful to pause and reflect on all of the efforts over the last century that have enabled us to come to this moment. read more »

Romanian Archbishop Nicolae Addresses Episcopal Assembly

Thursday, May 27, 2010
A highlight of the morning session was the Address of His Eminence, Archbishop Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas, in which he offered a comprehensive account of the five-decade legacy of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas. read more »

Metropolitan Philip Addresses Historic Episcopal Assembly

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
My opening remarks this morning are taken from the Vespers of Palm Sunday, "Today the Grace of the Holy Spirit has gathered us together." How wonderful and pleasing to God for all of us to meet and discuss matters related to the life of our Church on this particular continent. read more »

Archbishop Demetrios Convenes First Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs in North and Central America

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The first Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs in North and Central America was convened today by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York City. read more »

Address of Archbishop Justinian at the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I sincerely greet all of you as the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, and would like to convey to you the warmest of well-wishes from His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. read more »

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