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Committee Membership

The membership of the thirteen committees of the Assembly of Bishops, including the chairmen of each committee, has been finalized, and is now available. These members, under the coordination of their chairmen, will initially be responsible for addressing the tasks listed under the Committee Descriptions. It is hoped that each committee will be able to meet at least once in advance of the forthcoming meeting of all the bishops in May.

February 08, 2011
Great Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple

On the occasion of the Great Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, we convey our paternal love, blessings and prayerful best wishes for a very happy feast to all of the Christ-loving Clergy, Monastics and Laity.

February 01, 2011
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

To all Orthodox Christians of North and Central America, we send archpastoral blessings and prayerful best wishes for a bright and joyous feast of our Lord's Nativity, and a blessed and peaceful New Year.

January 27, 2011
Remember the Victims of Abortion

Saturday, January 22, 2011 marks the 38th anniversary of the decision by the United States Supreme Court known as "Roe v. Wade." Orthodox Christians are asked to prayerfully remember the victims of abortion ...

January 21, 2011
Follow-up to Secretariat Meeting

The Secretariat of the Assembly of Bishops held a teleconference meeting on Wednesday, 19 January, to follow-up on the work of their meeting from the previous week. All the members were able to participate, except Fr. Nicholas Ceko of St. Steven's Cathedral in Los Angeles. Even His Grace Bishop Maxim was able to join the call, shortly after celebrating the Liturgy for the feast of Theophany (Old Calendar) in San Francisco. Everyone was satisfied that the decisions from the meeting in Alhambra were moving ahead.

January 20, 2011
Secretariat of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Convenes First Meeting

On Jan 12-13, 2011, the members of the Secretariat of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America met in Alhambra, CA at St. Steven?s Cathedral, hosted by His Grace Bishop Maxim. The meetings were led by His Grace Bishop Basil, and included bishops, priests, deacons, monastics, and laity.

January 14, 2011
First Meeting of Assembly Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Assembly of Bishops is scheduled to meet this week, from Wednesday, January 12 to Thursday, January 13. It will be the first meeting of the newly-appointed staff, and will be hosted by Bishop Maxim at his chancery in Alhambra, CA.

January 11, 2011
Assembly Announces Liaison Bishops for Assembly Agencies

These bishops, while not part of the agencies' governing structures, are responsible for coordination between the Assembly and their particular agency, and for providing episcopal guidance on behalf of the Assembly for all that agency's activities.

January 03, 2011
Staff of the Secretariat Now Appointed

The Secretariat has been established as an extension of the office of the Secretary of the Assembly.

December 27, 2010
Ecumenical Patriarch Receives Officers of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of North and Central America

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received the Officers of the Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul.

September 27, 2010
Greeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Officers of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America

We are particularly delighted to receive all of you here at the Sacred Center of Orthodoxy, the First-Throne and Mother Church of Constantinople, and we warmly greet you, as brothers accompanying our esteemed Exarch in America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, and as hierarchs ministering in the United States: Your Eminence Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk (serving as vice-chairman of the assembly), Your Eminence Archbishop Antony of Hierapolis (serving as treasurer of the assembly), and Your Grace Bishop Basil of Wichita (serving as secretary of the assembly).

September 21, 2010
Bishop Maxim Reflects On the Work of the First Episcopal Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America

Recently a historic event took place in New York: a pan-Orthodox Assembly of the Fullness of God's Church on the North American continent, represented by the Hierarchs of the local Orthodox dioceses

July 21, 2010
Video of Bishop Basil's Address on Assembly of Bishops Available Online

This special video was recorded in Oklahoma City, June 17, 2010, at the Parish Life Conference of the Antiochian Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America.

July 07, 2010
Bishop Savas Interviewed About Episcopal Assembly by Orthodox Christian Network

His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas speaks with Fr. Christopher Metropulos about the recent Meeting of the Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs of North and Central America.

June 19, 2010
Bishop Basil Interviewed by Ancient Faith Radio About Episcopal Assembly

AFR correspondent Matthew Namee talks with His Grace Bishop Basil, the newly elected Secretary of the Episcopal Assembly. Audio and written transcript available.

June 12, 2010
Fr. Mark Arey Interviewed by Ancient Faith Radio About Episcopal Assembly

Ancient Faith Radio presents an extensive interview (audio and written transcript both available) with Fr. Mark Arey. The discussion centers on the first Episcopal Assembly meeting in New York on May 26-28, 2010.

June 10, 2010
Bishop Basil Elected Secretary of the Episcopal Assembly

At the Episcopal Assembly recently concluded in New York City on Friday, May 28, His Grace Bishop BASIL was elected Secretary of the Assembly.

June 07, 2010
The Episcopal Assembly Through the Eyes of Russian Archpastors

On Friday, May 28, upon completion of the three-day Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, ROCOR Eastern American Diocesan Media Office correspondent Reader Peter Lukianov held interviews with Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, Bishop Job of Kashira, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in Canada, and Bishop Jerome of Manhattan, about their impressions of the Assembly

June 01, 2010
2010 Message of the Assembly of Bishops

We glorify the name of the Triune God for gathering us at this first Episcopal Assembly of this region in New York City on May 26-28, 2010 in response to the decisions of the Fourth Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conference held at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Switzerland, from June 6-12, 2009, at the invitation of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

May 29, 2010
Address of Metropolitan Philip at the 2010 Assembly of Bishops

My opening remarks this morning are taken from the Vespers of Palm Sunday, "Today the Grace of the Holy Spirit has gathered us together." How wonderful and pleasing to God for all of us to meet and discuss matters related to the life of our Church on this particular continent. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman of SCOBA for his hard work to make this gathering possible. The literature which we received from Chambésy via the Greek Archdiocese of America, raises some important questions.

May 27, 2010

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