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June 12 is Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday

The Assembly of Bishops has designated June 12, 2016 as Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday.

June 06, 2016
Official Website of Holy and Great Council Now Online

The official website of the Holy and Great Council is now online.

May 25, 2016
Chairman's Message for Great and Holy Pascha 2016

Beloved and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ, For more than forty days, we have walked upon the most blessed path of Great and Holy Lent. During this time, we have engaged in a spiritual struggle to grow closer to Christ; we have increased our fasting; we have intensified our prayers; we have expanded our charitable love for our neighbor; we have cried, confessed, and repented.

April 27, 2016
Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches to Hold Common Prayer Service

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches in America (SCOOCH) are pleased to announce that a “Common Prayer Service” will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 21, 2016, at St. Gabriel Syriac Orthodox Church (750 Sunset Avenue) in Haworth, N.J.

March 23, 2016
Sunday of Orthodoxy

As we celebrate the great feast of Sunday of Orthodoxy and mark the restoration of the holy icons in the Church, we join our own family and friends in our parishes not only to bear holy icons in our hands, but to also become living icons of Christ and, by God’s grace, to proclaim our common Orthodox faith in the world.

March 19, 2016
Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Now Available

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America announces the publication of the first-ever Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries.

February 11, 2016
Orthodox Scout Sunday is February 7

The Assembly of Bishops has designated February 7 as "Orthodox Scout Sunday".

January 25, 2016
Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ

On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Orthodox and Catholic Christians will join in prayer and public gathering to express their long-standing belief that all life is sacred.

January 20, 2016
Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light" Sunday is January 17

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has designated Sunday, January 17, 2016 as Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light" Sunday.

January 11, 2016
Nativity Message from the Assembly Chairman

On these most blessed days of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are all invited to consider how we may manifest among our neighbors the love, mercy and compassion of the Christ-child.

December 24, 2015
An Appeal from the Assembly

Much has been accomplished by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the few short years of its existence. Yet much more remains to be accomplished. Until now, the Assembly has been primarily funded by dioceses, jurisdictions, individual bishops, foundations and a few significant donors.

December 23, 2015
Assembly of Bishops Offers Prayers for the People of France

With heavy hearts, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops offer their prayers for the people of France who mourn the tragic loss of life that resulted from last night’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

November 15, 2015
North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation issued a statement today on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary.

October 28, 2015
Assembly Releases New Study on Orthodox Theological Schools in the US

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released a new study report today. The study focuses on US educational institutions that offer programs in Orthodox theology.

October 20, 2015
Assembly VI Concludes; Hierarchs Issue Message to the Faithful

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its sixth annual meeting on Thursday, September 17 in Chicago.

September 18, 2015
Assembly Issues Message to the Faithful at Conclusion of Assembly VI

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America issued a Message to the Faithful at the conclusion of its sixth annual meeting.

September 18, 2015
Annual Meeting Continues With Focus on Canonical Regional Planning and Pastoral Practices

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened for a second day on Wednesday, September 16 in Chicago, IL.

September 17, 2015
Assembly Convenes Sixth Annual Meeting in Chicago

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened its sixth annual meeting Tuesday, September 15 in Chicago, IL with 45 hierarchs in attendance.

September 16, 2015
Address of Archbishop Demetrios at the 2015 Assembly of Bishops

Your Eminences, Your Excellencies and Your Graces, Beloved Hierarchs of the Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, what a great joy it is to be together again and to sing praise to the Lord, repeating the words of yesterday’s great feast: We venerate Your Cross, Master, and we glorify Your Holy Resurrection.

September 15, 2015
Assembly Releases New Study on Orthodox Generosity and Giving to the Church

The Assembly of Bishops has released a new study today, "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes."

September 10, 2015

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