Assembly News

Sunday of Orthodoxy Photo Galleries Now Available

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
On March 13, the first Sunday of Great Lent, bishops, priests, deacons, and laity all over the nation gathered to celebrate the Triumph of Holy Orthodoxy. For photos of various celebrations around the country, please see the following links: read more »

Georgian Parishes Added to the Parish Directory

Monday, March 21, 2011
With the addition of the parish communities of the Patriarchate of Georgia resident in the United States, the Directory of Parishes used by the Assembly of Bishops now includes all of the parishes of the twelve jurisdictions which participate in the Assembly. read more »

Interview with Fr. Mark Arey About the Assembly of Bishops

Monday, March 21, 2011
Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) recently conducted an interview with Fr. Mark Arey, the executive secretary to the Chairman of the Assembly, discussing, among other things, the progress of the Assembly's work. read more »

The Repose of Metropolitan Nicholas

Thursday, March 17, 2011
On Sunday, March 13th, exactly twenty-eight years to the day after his consecration to the sacred episcopacy, Metropolitan Nicholas, primate of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA, fell asleep in the Lord. For information about the Metropolitan, his last days, and the funeral arrangements, please see the website of the Carpatho-Russian diocese. read more »

Prayer Request for Japan

Monday, March 14, 2011
In the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the terrible devastation and loss of life resulting, the Assembly of Bishops encourages the faithful of North America to pray earnestly for Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo, Bishop Seraphim of Sendai, and all the clergy and faithful of the autonomous Orthodox Church of Japan. read more »

Report on the Pre-Conciliar Council in Chambesy

Monday, March 14, 2011
The Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission, which is working to prepare for the planned Great and Holy Synod, and which is made up of representatives of fourteen autocephalous Orthodox churches, met from 21-26 February in Chambesy, Switzerland. It was this Commission that, in 2009, chartered the Assembly of Bishops of North and Central America. At this latest meeting, they were scheduled to address the issues of the order of Diptychs and the procedures for granting autocephaly to dependent churches. read more »

Appointment of Communications Consultants for the Assembly of Bishops

Monday, March 14, 2011
Following its approval by the Chairman of the Assembly, the Secretariat has formed a Program for Communications, and with it, a body of consultants who will help the Secretary to communicate the work of the Assembly and the message of the Orthodox Church to the faithful in North America, to the media when necessary, and to the wider public. They will also assist the Assembly of Bishops at large in preparing official statements, position papers, and press releases. read more »

2011-2012 Scholarship Applications Available from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Applications for scholarships administered by the Chancellor read more »

Assembly Secretariat Meets

Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Secretariat of the Assembly of Bishops held its fourth meeting this past Wednesday, February 16. They met for over an hour by teleconference. Questions concerning the incorporation of the Assembly were discussed, as was the work of the thirteen committees. read more »

New Directories Added to Assembly Website

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
New directories have been created for the Assembly of Bishops. In addition to the initial Directories of the Bishops and of the Parishes, three new directories have been added: the Directories of Military Chaplains, of Male Monastic Communities and of Female Monastic Communities. In addition, the Parish Directory has been updated to now include the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in the U.S. read more »

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