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Nativity and Theophany Message from the Assembly Chairman

The 2014 Nativity and Theophany Message from the Chairman of the Assembly of Bishops.

December 23, 2014
Metropolitan Joseph Enthroned As Head of Antiochian Church in America

On Saturday, December 6, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph was enthroned as the new head of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

December 12, 2014
2014 Committee Reports Now Available

The Assembly's annual committee reports are now available online. The summary reports, which were prepared by the committee chairmen, provide an overview of each committee's activities and accomplishments between September 2013-August 2014.

December 08, 2014
IOCC Sunday is November 23

The Assembly of Bishops has designated November 23, 2014 as International Orthodox Christian Charities' (IOCC) Sunday.

November 12, 2014
Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas. The Assembly issued a message to the faithful and a statement on the Middle East.

September 19, 2014
Assembly of Bishops Renews Commitment to Greater Cooperation, Applauds Work of its Agencies

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened for a second day of meetings on Wednesday in Dallas, Texas.

September 18, 2014
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses Assembly in Video Message

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in a special video message presented during today’s opening session, addressed the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

September 17, 2014
Annual Meeting Progresses with Constructive Dialogue

More than 35 members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America joined in celebrating the Divine Liturgy Tuesday morning, September 16, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas, Texas.

September 17, 2014
Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America commenced its fifth annual meeting Monday, September 15, with a Pan-Orthodox Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, Texas. Some two hundred people attended, including more than 30 bishops representing the member jurisdictions of the Assembly.

September 16, 2014
September 7 Designated as Assembly of Bishops Sunday

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated Sunday, September 7 as Assembly of Bishops Sunday and releases the following encyclical.

September 12, 2014
On the Meaning of Chambésy: An Interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon

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.

August 14, 2014
Assembly to Hold Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas

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.

August 12, 2014
Assembly to Convene Annual Meeting in September

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

August 06, 2014
Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of North America

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese announced today the election of Archbishop Joseph by the Holy Synod of Antioch to be the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of New York and all North America.

July 03, 2014
Committee Chairmen Meet to Discuss Assembly Priorities

As part of the ongoing work of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, a meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in New York.

June 12, 2014
Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordination of Married Priests in Eastern Catholic Churches in North America

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation voted in early June to encourage the “lifting of the restrictions regarding the ordination of married men to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic Churches of North America.”

June 06, 2014
Broadcast of Historic Jerusalem Meeting Between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis

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.

May 23, 2014
Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis​

Fifty years ago, in January 1964, two great Christian leaders met in Jerusalem. Pope Paul VI of Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople swept aside centuries of hostility and embraced one another in the city where Christ was crucified and rose from the dead.

May 15, 2014
Antiochian Archdiocese Resumes Full Participation in Assembly

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.

May 09, 2014
Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Bishops Abducted in Syria

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America issues this statement on the 1-year anniversary of the bishops abducted in Syria.

April 22, 2014

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