SCOBA News Archive

Below you will find news items from SCOBA, the predecessor to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, that cover the years 2000-2011.

OCN Shares the Light With Houston, Texas

Monday, February 05, 2007
Come Receive The Light, the national Orthodox Christian radio program produced by Orthodox Christian Network, announces our newest radio affiliate in Houston, Texas. read more »

OCMC Joins Ghana's Orthodox Christians in Celebrating Their Silver Jubilee

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Ghanaian Church’s reception into canonical Orthodoxy. The celebration of this momentous anniversary will focus on creating an opportunity for spiritual renewal that will guide the Church’s growth into the future. In doing so, the Church will be equipped to play her proper role of being an agent for the true transformation of the Ghanaian communities in which she bears witness. This transformation comes through creating awareness among the general public, and among the Church’s own members, to make the Church better known in Ghana, Africa, and beyond. read more »

Share The Light Sunday Encyclical

Wednesday, January 24, 2007
We recall with sober joy the teaching of our Lord Jesus concerning the talents given to servants by their master, and how each servant was called to answer for the talent he received. One of our most fervent prayers is that we would not be like the foolish servant who, only fearing and not also loving his master, went and buried his talent in the ground, and was cast into outer darkness for his unfaithfulness. read more »

SCOBA Agency To Launch 24 Hour Internet Radio

Friday, January 12, 2007
Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is launching The Ark, a 24 hour a day internet radio outreach designed to be a listening alternative for you and your family. The Ark will be a fully functioning media resource for Orthodox Christians to provide positive, uplifting contemporary Orthodox Christian music and more. The Ark will also be a wonderful teaching resource to share with the growing internet media listeners the rich theology and beautiful worship of Orthodox Christianity. The Ark will launch its 24 hour ministry Sunday, January 21st, 2007 on www.receive.org. This is also Share The Light Sunday all across the nation in all our Orthodox Christian parishes, a Sunday established by our Orthodox hierarchs to call the faithful to support the media ministry work of OCN. read more »

OCF College Conference Sells out and Reaches Record Numbers

Friday, January 12, 2007
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is excitedly preparing for a sold out conference at the Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA and record numbers at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, CA. The conferences are held December 27-31 of each year and provide participants a refreshing experience of worship, education in the faith and fellowship. read more »

IOCC Elects Alex Machaskee As new Board Chairman

Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Alex Machaskee, retired publisher of The Plain Dealer and a prominent Serbian-American businessman, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) at its board meeting at the Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pennsylvania. He replaces Bert Moyar, who has served IOCC as board chairman since 2002, and as a board member since 1995. read more »

SCOBA Hierarchs Appeal For Archbishop Jovan's Release From Prison

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) expressed at their meeting today their bond of brotherly love with Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid and condemned his second imprisonment by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). read more »

Prokopsis 2007 Grant Will underwrite Orthodox/Catholic Consultation

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Email this Page Printer Friendly Version SCOBA News PROKOPIS 2007 GRANT WILL UNDERWRITE ORTHODOX/CATHOLIC CONSULTATION 12/19/2006 Press Release December 19, 2006 PROKOPIS 2007 GRANT WILL UNDERWRITE ORTHODOX/CATHOLIC CONSULTATION Once again, the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are pleased to announce that they have each received $15,000.00 grants from the Prokopis Charitable Foundation to underwrite for 2007 the official Theological Consultation between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches in the U.S. read more »

OCF's Next Big Direction: Board Takes Steps To Ensure the Longevity of the Ministry

Thursday, December 14, 2006
The Board of Directors of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), meeting at its regularly scheduled fall meeting, took important steps to insure that the vital ministry now being offered for college students will continue perpetually. The revitalized ministry is in its 5th year of operation, following a three-decade lapse as an organized Orthodox North American ministry to college students. read more »

OCMC Appeals open your Heart to The Orthodox Christian Mission Center

Thursday, December 14, 2006
Join us as we celebrate the life of Saint Nicholas of Myra, whose legendary acts of charity and tireless efforts in defense of the oppressed earned him the name 'Wonderworker'. His ‘Christ-like’ existence was dedicated to humble and secret giving. This Advent Season, we invite you to embrace this same love of Christ and generosity of spirit. Your donation will help OCMC work wonders for those in this world who continue to live in oppression and poverty as well as those who thirst for the Gospel of Christ! read more »

News From the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)

Thursday, December 14, 2006
Amidst the eight million inhabitants of Guatemala City, the largest of all Central American cities, are thousands of unwanted and unloved children. An overwhelming majority of Guatemalan population lives on less than five-dollars per day. This often results in mouths being left unfed. Without a home and lacking hope, the young struggle to survive. By the grace of God and through the caring service of the nuns at the Hogar Rafael Ayau orphanage, many Guatemalan orphans are delivered from the cold streets of Guatemala City to the warm embrace of a loving Christian home. read more »

IOCC Receives $5.16 Million for Lebanon Development

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has received two grants from the United States Government to significantly expand its ongoing work to help Lebanon recover from the war. A grant of $3.46 million has been awarded to IOCC by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the repair and development of 154 public schools in southern Lebanon, the Beqaa valley, and Mount Lebanon. A $1.7 million extension grant from the U.S. Government’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) will expand IOCC’s current program to help returnees rebuild their lives in southern Lebanon and southern Beirut. read more »

CRTL Schedule of Programs for December 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006
Schedule of Programs for December 2006 – THEME: FAMILY read more »

A New Era for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center

Monday, December 11, 2006
The question of how to most effectively and appropriately enhance its Orthodox Christian missions outreach was the question that OCMC’s Board of Directors tried to answer in its Fall meeting at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff-By-the-Sea, California. The Board consists of dedicated clergy and lay people from various Orthodox jurisdictions in America. read more »

Come Receive the Light Adds New Cities and Gains Larger Potential Audience

Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Come Receive the Light, the National Orthodox Christian Radio Program is pleased to announce they have reached a new milestone. The program is now ministering to listeners in over 150 cities throughout America. read more »

OCN Shares the Light With Chicago

Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Come Receive The Light, the national Orthodox Christian radio program produced by Orthodox Christian Network, announces our launch of our local radio ministry in the Chicago. read more »

OCN Shares the Light With New England

Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Come Receive The Light, the national Orthodox Christian radio program produced by Orthodox Christian Network, announces our return to local radio ministry in the greater Boston area. read more »

News From the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)

Friday, December 01, 2006
The hum of cordial conversation gave motion to a room adorned with still and elegant beauty. Amidst white table-topped islands, crowned with carefully arranged yellow and gold flowers and plates of colorful culinary confections, Orthodox Christians of varying backgrounds, schooled together in preparation for a night recognizing the reawakening of a profound movement within the Orthodox Christian Church. read more »

Orthodox Christian Mission Center Annual Board Meeting and Benefit Dinner

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
From November 14-16, 2006 the Board of Directors for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center will be holding their Annual Board Meeting, with a Mission Benefit Dinner on November 15, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church located at 3459 Manchester Avenue in Cardiff by the Sea, California. read more »

News From the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
There are moments of clarity that can irrevocably alter the course of a human life. Moments when the fog of this world lifts and the call of our Lord can be heard ringing like a bell on a crisp Winter’s day. It is in these times that our path is made clear, illumined by the light of the Holy Spirit, who guides us like the Nativity Star. read more »

News From the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)

Monday, November 13, 2006
Staff members of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center were blessed with a visit from Fr. Nicholas Bayego of Kampala, Uganda, who joined them in morning prayers at the site of the new Missionary Training and Administrative Support Center in St. Augustine, FL. That Sunday he also delivered a powerful sermon to the nearby community of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, sharing with them his incredible journey in the faith. read more »

IOCC Sunday, 19 November 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006
Everyday a miracle happens through the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and in the name of our Orthodox Christian faith. Everyday in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia and North America, the love of Christ is tangibly demonstrated through the delivery of food and shelter and medical supplies following natural disasters. read more »

Medical Shipment To Albania Critical to Country's Declining Healthcare

Monday, November 13, 2006
With only one percent of the national budget spent on healthcare in Albania, and with 25% of the population living below the poverty level, IOCC’s recent shipment of medical supplies valued at over $435,000 is welcome aid indeed. read more »

"Come Receive the Light" Radio Program Schedule for November 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Schedule of Programs for November 2006 – THEME: ANXIETY read more »

Orthodox-Catholic Consultation issues Statement With Prayer that Meeting of Pope and Ecumenical Patriarchate will Contribute to "Unity of Churches and Reconciliation of All Peoples"

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, meeting at Saint Paul’s College in Washington, DC, from October 26 to 28, 2006, has issued a statement on the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Turkey. After reviewing briefly the history of previous meetings between Popes and Ecumenical Patriarchs, the statement concludes with a prayer “that the meeting of the Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch will contribute to the unity of the churches and to the reconciliation of all peoples.” read more »

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