In a media release posted on the web site of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, it was announced that the Assembly’s Executive Committee will travel to Istanbul, Turkey for a meeting with His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Phanar on June 16, 2015.
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will accompany the members of the Executive Committee.
In order to share with His All-Holiness the overall work of the Assembly of Bishops, particularly as it relates to the achievements of its various committees, the meeting will take place prior to the sixth annual gathering of the Assembly, which will be held in Chicago, IL September 15-17, 2015. Preparations for the upcoming Great and Holy Council, slated to convene in 2016, also will be discussed.
The media release concludes with a request for “the prayers of our faithful for safe travel and fruitful deliberations inspired by the Holy Spirit.”