2006 Bishops Conference Available Online

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


May 1, 2007


Workshops and Role of SCOBA Agencies, Commissions and Endorsed Groups

New York- All workshops and presentations of the 2006 Canonical Orthodox Bishops Conference, held in Chicago, Oct. 3-6, 2006, are now available online at www.scoba.us.

Twenty-seven canonical hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) under the chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, met to “solidify the bond of brotherhood that exists among the canonical Orthodox Churches in the Americas”. The Conference was the third such Conference, the two previous being held in 1994 (Ligonier, PA) and 2003 (Washington, DC). The workshops and the presentations on the SCOBA Agencies, Commissions and Endorsed groups offered the hierarchs an increased awareness of the work and outreach of SCOBA.

The Workshops and their presenters are: Issues in Coordinating and Establishing New and Mission Parishes (Fr. Jonathan Ivanoff); Discussion on Sexual Misconduct in the Church (Fr. Alexander Karlgut); Keeping Young People Connected to the Church (Fr. Mark Leondis, Fr. Johnathan Tobias, Fr. Kevin Scherer and Ms. Natalie Kapeluk); The Diaconate (Rev.Dr. John Chryssavgis and Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald) and Teaching in the Church: Witness in Society (Rev. Dr. Stanley Harakas),

SCOBA Agencies: International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Mr. Dean Triantafilou, Ex.Director; Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), Fr. Martin Ritsi, Ex. Director; Orthodox Christian Network (OCN), Fr. Chris Metropulos, Ex.Director; Orthodox Christian Fellowship(OCF), Fr. Kevin Scherer, Ex.Director; Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting (EOCS), Mr. George Boulukos, Ex.Director and Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), Mr. Kory Warr, President.

SCOBA Commissions: Ecumenical, Rev. Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald; Social & Moral Issues, Dr. Gayle Woloschak; Information Technologies, Mr. Theo Nicolakis and Mr. Jamil Samara; and Study and Planning, Fr. Nicholas Apostola.

SCOBA Endorsed Groups: Orthodox Peace Fellowship, Ms.Sherri San Chirico; Zoë for Life, Mrs. Paula Kappos; Fellowship of the Transfiguration, Mr. Fred Krueger; Project Mexico, Ms. Margaret Yova; and Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion (OCAMPR) , V.Rev. Nicholas Graff.

The DVD's were produced by SCOBA in cooperation with Greek Orthodox Telecommunications (GOTelecom). Copies may be ordered for $15.00 (set of two), includes postage and handling, from: Greek Orthodox Telecommunications, 8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021, Tel: 212-570-3588.