Latest News from the Assembly

Interview with Bishop Alexander of the Orthodox Church in America

Friday, December 14, 2012
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Alexander of the Orthodox Church in America offers his reflections on the Assembly. read more »

Memory Eternal! Bishop John and Patriarch Ignatius

Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The Assembly of Bishops is saddened to bring to the attention of the faithful of North America the repose of two archpastors of the Church. read more »

The Importance of Sunday

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Recovering the theological significance of Sunday is fundamental to rebalancing our lives. As Orthodox and Catholics, we share a theological view of Sunday and so our purpose in this statement is four-fold: to offer a caring response to what is not just a human, but also a theological question; to add a little more volume to the growing chorus of Christian voices trying to be heard in the din of our non-stop worklife; to offer brief reflections in hopes of drawing attention to the fuller expositions elsewhere; and to reinforce the ecumenical consensus by speaking as Orthodox and Catholics with one voice. read more »

Interview with Bishop Ioan Casian of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas.

Friday, November 02, 2012
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Ioan Casian of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas offers his reflections on the Assembly. read more »

Interview with Bishop Daniil of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia

Thursday, October 18, 2012
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Daniil of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia offers his reflections on the Assembly. read more »

Assembly Secretary Bishop Basil Interviewed by OCN

Friday, September 21, 2012
His Grace Bishop Basil, Secretary of the Assembly, has been interviewed by Fr. Christopher Metropulos of Orthodox Christian Network. read more »

Third Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops

Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its third annual meeting for all member hierarchs, that is, all active canonical bishops in its region. The meeting was held from September 10-12, 2012, at the Chicago O'Hare Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Forty-three bishops were in attendance. read more »

Interview with Bishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Monday, September 10, 2012
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offers his reflections on the Assembly. read more »

College Student Sunday is September 16

Thursday, September 06, 2012
The leadership of Orthodox Christian Fellowship has released the following letter in recognition of this month's College Student Sunday. read more »

Interview with Metropolitan Isaiah of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Thursday, August 30, 2012
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Metropolitan Isaiah of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offers his reflections on the Assembly. read more »

2012 Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops Convenes in September

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America will be convened Monday through Wednesday, September 10 through 12 at the O?Hare Airport Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. read more »

Committee for Legal Affairs Holds Meeting

Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The Legal Affairs Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops held its first face to face meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 2012. read more »

Interview with Bishop Alexander of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Monday, July 30, 2012
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Alexander of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America offers his reflections on the Assembly. read more »

North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Meets

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Eighty-Second meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation took place at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, from June 5 to 7. The members of the Consultation continued their study of the role of the laity in their churches. read more »

Committee Chairmen Meet in New Jersey

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A historic face-to-face meeting of the Assembly?s committee chairmen was organized by the Secretariat?s Coordinator for Committees, Bishop Maxim, and was held on May 30 at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, South Bound Brook, NJ, and was hosted by Archbishop Antony. Since much of the work of the Assembly of Bishops falls within the purview of its thirteen committees, the success of these committees is essential for the success of the Assembly as a whole. read more »

Interview with Archbishop Nikon of the Orthodox Church In America

Tuesday, June 05, 2012
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Archbishop Nikon of the Orthodox Church In America offers his reflections on the Assembly. read more »

News from the Committees

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The 2011 annual report for the Committee for Pastoral Practice is available. The Committee for Legal Affairs held its initial meeting. read more »

In Memoriam - Metropolitan Constantine

Monday, May 21, 2012
It is with a profound depth of sadness that we hereby inform you of the repose, in the morning of 21 May, 2012 in the 76th year of his earthly pilgrimage, of His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine, the Ruling Hierarch of the Central Eparchy and the Primate of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. read more »

Marriage and the Moral Crisis in our Nation

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Recently, the public discussion about marriage and about the propriety of its redefinition has once again become prominent. It is a discussion that is certain to continue for a long time yet. In light of this, the Assembly reaffirms the ancient and unchanging teaching of the Church and invites the faithful to read the important statement below, issued by SCOBA in 2003 and as relevant and binding today as when first published. read more »

Committee Chairmen to Meet in May

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Since much of the work of the Assembly of Bishops falls within the purview of its thirteen committees, the success of these committees is essential for the success of the Assembly as a whole. Therefore, the Secretariat?s Coordinator for Committees, Bishop Maxim, is organizing a face-to-face meeting of the Assembly?s thirteen committee chairmen, scheduled to meet on May 30. The chairmen will gather for the day at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, where they will be hosted by Archbishop Antony, who currently serves as the Assembly?s Treasurer and the chairman of the Committee for Financial Affairs. read more »

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