The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation held its 81st meeting at St Paul?s College in Washington October 27-28. ... During this meeting the members heard reports about major events in the lives of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches and issued a brief statement, "On the Plight of Churches in the Middle East."
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Archbishop Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA offers his reflections on the Assembly.
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Melchisedek of the Orthodox Church in America offers his reflections on the Assembly.
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America has created a legal entity with the filing of its Articles of Incorporation in Washington, D.C. This action follows the second annual meeting of the Assembly of Bishops held May 25-27 in Chicago, Illinois.
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Jerome of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia offers his reflections on the Assembly.
Please visit the Bishops' Directory, which has now been updated to include photos of all of the bishops in the United States. To see a larger version of the photo of any bishop, just click on the photo. To learn something about a bishop, please clink on the "Biography" link (where available).
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Longin of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America offers his reflections on the Assembly.
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Bishop Benjamin of the Orthodox Church in America offers his reflections on the Assembly.
With the blessing of His Holiness Maxim of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church - Bulgarian Patriarchate and according to the decision of the Holy Synod, Bishop Daniil (Trendafilov Nikolov) of Dragovitsa has arrived in New York City to take up the position of Vicar to Metropolitan Joseph of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia. His Grace was born on March 2nd, 1972.
The latest interview as part of our series of "Conversations with our Bishops" is now available for you to hear online or download. Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia offers his reflections on the Assembly.
The Most Reverend Dmitri, retired Archbishop of Dallas and the Diocese of the South (OCA), reposed at his home on Sunday, August 28th at the age of 87. May his memory be eternal! The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at its meeting on August 29th/30th, accepted the resignation of The Most Reverend Maximos, 76, from his position as Metropolitan of Pittsburgh (GOA). Eis polla eti, despota!
"Conversations With Our Bishops" is a series of audio interviews of the Assembly's fifty-three member hierarchs by Archpriest Josiah Trenham (pro
The official addresses of Assembly of Bishops Chairman Archbishop Demetrios, Vice-Chairman Metropolitan Philip and Vice-Chairman Archbishop Justinian, delivered at the May 2011 gathering of the Assembly, are now available online.
I am glad to welcome the fruitful work of the Assembly for the time elapsed since its first plenary meeting in May 2010. First of all, I would like to admit that we came to deep understanding among the leadership, and I can attest to the spirit of brotherly love among us from the experience of my meetings and maintaining mutual contact with the Chairman of the Assembly, Archbishop Demetrios and Co-Vice Chairman, Metropolitan Philip. In turn, this cannot but have a positive impact on the interaction of the coworkers and assistants. In fact, I have to note the excellent work of the Secretariat of the Assembly, headed by Bishop Basil.
I greet you all in the name of the risen Lord. We are still basking in the light of the glorious Resurrection, but ten days from now, next week, we will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. And somehow ? when we stop chanting, "Christ is risen from the dead," somehow I feel lonely, because this is the most joyful season of the year. Ten days later, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Pentecost, and we read in the Book of Acts that while the disciples were gathered in a hall in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit descended on them like a mighty wind and filled them and filled the house where they were gathered, and that was the beginning of the Church and her mission to the world.
Today, which is one year and one day after our inaugural Assembly in New York City, we convene in the great American City of Chicago, at the hub of one of the world?s busiest airports. It is not without significance that we have traveled many miles to be with one another, in a spirit of fraternity, peace, fellowship and above all Christian love. As Chairman of this Assembly I am grateful for your prayerful and irenic presence, and I am hopeful that we will be able to move our nascent body forward with positive steps that will lead to tangible results for all the Orthodox.
The Atlas provides a "snapshot" of the Orthodox Christian Churches in the United States. It is addressed for the wide - Orthodox and non-Orthodox, academic and non-academic - audiences. Simultaneously, this book is an atlas, a reference book and a thematic monograph. It is an atlas because it contains numerous maps to show the historical development and present territorial patterns of Orthodox Church life in America. It is a reference book because it furnishes comprehensive information and statistical data on all American Orthodox Christian Churches. It is a thematic monograph because the essays in this book tell the story of the Orthodox Christian past and present in the United States.
The Terms of Reference for each of the Assembly's thirteen committees are now posted on the website. These documents outline the specific goals of each committee, and the means to achieve those goals; they are meant to be a guiding document for the committee members. Listed along with them are the committee descriptions, committee membership, and its recommended consultants.
This letter was written to the Chairman of the Assembly by Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, to explain the unfortunate absence of the Serbian bishops from the meeting in Chicago; it was presented to all the members of the Assembly. Regrettably, the Serbian bishops were not able to make even the second day, as the Patriarch had hoped, due to difficulties in travel over Europe.
"When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit." - The Acts of the Apostles