Assembly News

Requesting the Immediate Release of Archbishop Jovan

Tuesday, May 01, 2012
On February 21, Archbishop Demetrios, Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, sent a letter to the US Secretary of State, Ms. Hillary Clinton, requesting the immediate release of Jovan, the Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, who has been imprisoned under false accusations by the schismatic organization in F.Y.R. Macedonia. read more »

Committee for Pastoral Practice 2011 Annual Report

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Canadian Conference of Orthodox Bishops Holds Meeting in Toronto

Thursday, April 26, 2012
On March 29, 2012, the Canadian Conference of Orthodox Bishops had a meeting at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto. On the agenda were the reports of the dialogue with the Catholic Bishops, pastoral, canonical and liturgical issues, a Directory of all Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs, jurisdictions and parishes. It was discussed the update on the petition addressed to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to approve the constituency of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of Canada. There were also discussed plans for joint-ministry and fraternal cooperation in the future. An important topic was the discussion of the situation of persecuted Christians in the World and the position of the Orthodox in Canada. read more »

Committee for Canonical Regional Planning 2011 Annual Report

Monday, March 26, 2012
Read the latest annual report from the Committee for Canonical Regional Planning which is charged with formulating a proposal for a plan to organize all the Orthodox faithful of every jurisdiction in the Region on a canonical basis. read more »

Condolences on the occasion of the Death of Pope Shenouda III

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
On March 19, Archbishop Demetrios, the Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, sent a letter of condolence on behalf of the Assembly to the Coptic Orthodox Church on the occasion of the death of their reigning hierarch, Pope Shenouda III, who fell asleep on March 17. The text of the letter follows read more »

Five Facts About the Orthodox Church in the United States

Monday, March 12, 2012
Assembly of Bishops Research Coordinator Alexei Krindatch has released a new 40-page report titled, Five Interesting Facts About Orthodox Church Geography and Demography in the United States. read more »

Annual Reports from Committees for Youth, Financial Affairs

Friday, March 09, 2012
Annual reports are available online from the Committee for Youth and the Committee for Financial Affairs. read more »

Committee for Youth 2011 Annual Report

Friday, March 09, 2012
The 2011 Annual Report of the Committee for Youth. read more »

Committee for Financial Affairs 2011 Annual Report

Friday, March 09, 2012
The annual report for 2011 of the Committee for Financial Affairs. read more »

The Sunday of Orthodoxy 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012
On this magnificent feast of the triumph of our Holy Orthodox Faith, we behold the icon of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Icon of the invisible God (Col. 1:15). Though no man has seen God at any time, the Only-Begotten Son, Who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him (Jn. 1:18). And in the living icons of our Lord Jesus Christ -- the Saints, Martyrs and Confessors of the Orthodox Faith, we behold those who, by their holy lives and oftentimes by their martyric deaths have exalted the truth of the Gospel for all the world to see. We, who are their spiritual descendants and heirs, are bound to confess their heroic and saintly deeds, which bear witness to the greatness of God and the power of faith. read more »

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