Press Releases

On the Meaning of Chambésy: An Interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon

Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released an interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon. Metropolitan John was the Chairman of the Fourth Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conference at Chambésy in 2009 and one of the signers of the Chambésy Decision. read more »

Assembly to Hold Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will commence its fifth annual meeting in Dallas, Texas with a pan-Orthodox Doxology and Clergy-Laity Gathering on the evening of Monday, September 15, 2014. read more »

Assembly to Convene Annual Meeting in September

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The Assembly of Bishops will hold its fifth annual meeting September 16-18, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. read more »

Broadcast of Historic Jerusalem Meeting Between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis

Friday, May 23, 2014
On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will meet in the Holy Sepulcher (the Empty Tomb of Christ) in Jerusalem to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the meeting between their predecessors, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI. read more »

Antiochian Archdiocese Resumes Full Participation in Assembly

Friday, May 09, 2014
The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America has resumed full participation in the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. read more »

Independent Audit Now Available Online

Friday, March 28, 2014
An independent audit of the financial records of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America has been completed and is available online. read more »

Assembly IV Concludes; Assembly Issues Statements to the Faithful

Friday, September 20, 2013
In the final day of its annual meeting, the Assembly agreed to issue two statements—one on the Church’s unchanging position on marriage and one expressing grave concern over the escalating violence in the Middle East. The Assembly also released a message to the faithful on the conclusion of Assembly IV. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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