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Bulgarian Church Elects New Patriarch

His Eminence, Metropolitan Neofit of Ruse, was elected Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Bulgaria at a meeting of the Holy Synod on Sunday, February 24, 2013. He succeeds His Holiness, the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, who fell asleep in the Lord in November 2012. The enthronement was held at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia.

February 28, 2013
Orthodox Christian Research Reports Available Online

The Assembly of Bishops Research Coordinator, Alexei Krindatch, has prepared a range of reports on Orthodox Christianity in America. Along with the following research summaries, the full reports are available in PDF format.

February 25, 2013
New Members of the Secretariat of the Assembly

The Secretariat welcomes Chrysanthe Loizos, the newly-appointed Communications Officer for the Assembly, to its ranks. Also joining the Secretariat is the Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg), a monk and priest of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR).

February 18, 2013
Assembly Posts Minutes, Budget and Articles of Incorporation

The Assembly of Bishops has released minutes from its most recent meeting (Assembly III), held in Chicago from September 10-12, 2012. Though the final minutes will not be approved until the next meeting of the Assembly, scheduled for the Fall of 2013, the Assembly presents these as summary minutes.

February 08, 2013
Annual Assembly of Bishops Secretariat Meeting

On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23, the Secretariat of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America convened for its annual face-to-face meeting. This year's meeting was hosted by His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America (ROCOR) at his Holy Virgin Cathedral - Joy of All Who Sorrow in San Francisco, CA.

January 29, 2013
January 22, 2013: The 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Forty years ago the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision, known as Roe v. Wade, granting a “right” for women of the United States to terminate the lives of their children in the womb. This decision has resulted in some 54 million children’s lives ending almost before they began. The Holy Orthodox Christian Faith is unabashedly pro-life.

January 21, 2013
Interview with Bishop Alexander of the Orthodox Church in America

The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Alexander of the Orthodox Church in America offers his reflections on the Assembly.

December 14, 2012
Memory Eternal! Bishop John and Patriarch Ignatius

The Assembly of Bishops is saddened to bring to the attention of the faithful of North America the repose of two archpastors of the Church.

December 06, 2012
The Importance of Sunday

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.

November 14, 2012
Interview with Bishop Ioan Casian of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas.

The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Ioan Casian of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas offers his reflections on the Assembly.

November 02, 2012
Interview with Bishop Daniil of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia

The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Daniil of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia offers his reflections on the Assembly.

October 18, 2012
Assembly Secretary Bishop Basil Interviewed by OCN

His Grace Bishop Basil, Secretary of the Assembly, has been interviewed by Fr. Christopher Metropulos of Orthodox Christian Network.

September 21, 2012
Third Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops

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.

September 13, 2012
Interview with Bishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offers his reflections on the Assembly.

September 10, 2012
College Student Sunday is September 16

The leadership of Orthodox Christian Fellowship has released the following letter in recognition of this month's College Student Sunday.

September 06, 2012
Interview with Metropolitan Isaiah of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Metropolitan Isaiah of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offers his reflections on the Assembly.

August 30, 2012
2012 Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops Convenes in September

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.

August 15, 2012
Committee for Legal Affairs Holds Meeting

The Legal Affairs Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops held its first face to face meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 2012.

August 07, 2012
Interview with Bishop Alexander of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Alexander of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America offers his reflections on the Assembly.

July 30, 2012
North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Meets

The Eighty-Second meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation took place at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, from June 5 to 7. The members of the Consultation continued their study of the role of the laity in their churches.

June 20, 2012

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