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Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow canonizes 30 new Saints

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 The Council of Orthodox Bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate, currently meeting in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral through Saturday, has resolved to add 30 saints, previously locally-venerated in Ukraine and Belarus, to its Church-wide calendar, reports the site of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was previously reported that the Council would […]

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Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada

June 23, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 23/6/17 His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrofan, Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada, hosted an annual meeting of the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference in Canada, on June 15, 2017. The meeting was moderated by Metropolitan Soterios of the Constantinople Patriarchate. The following hierarchs participated in the deliberations of the meeting: Bishop Job (the Moscow […]

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Assembly of Bishops Committee Chaired by Metropolitan Joseph Pursues Ambitious Agenda in 2015

April 20, 2015 Featured News
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April 2015  Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Can Orthodox weddings be celebrated on Saturdays? Are group confessions permissible? How are catechumens prepared for reception into the Church? The answers to these questions and others depend on which Orthodox jurisdiction you call home. While there are vast areas of agreement […]

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President of Ukraine Held a Meeting with the Members of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine and the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations

March 1, 2015 Featured News

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations of Ukraine at the Presidential Administration in Kyiv, Ukraine. Upon the invitation of President of Ukraine, the hierarchs of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine participated […]

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New Report Published on Orthodox Monastic Communities in the United States of America

January 28, 2015 Featured News

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America 28/1/15 There are more than 70 Orthodox monastic communities in the United States today. There exists significant diversity among these communities, including in their size, liturgical practices, openness to outside visitors, and educational programs. The Assembly’s Committee for Monastic Communities is tasked with […]

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Nativity and Theophany Message from the ACOB-USA Chairman

December 28, 2014 Featured News
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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America December 2014- January 2015 Be glad, you just, heavens rejoice, mountains leap for joy; Christ is born and the Virgin sits like the Cherubim throne carrying in her bosom God the Word made flesh. Shepherds glorify the one that is born; Magi offer gifts […]

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The Weimar Human Rights Prize awarded to the two abducted Orthodox Bishops of Aleppo

December 17, 2014 Featured News
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Jessie – December 2014 Germany: The Weimar Human Rights Prize was awarded to two abducted Bishops. Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim (Syriac-Orthodox Church) and Bishop Boulos Yazigi (Greek-Orthodox Church) were working for the release of an abducted priest near Aleppo, when they themselves abducted on the 22nd of April, 2013. They have not been released. The city […]

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Meeting of Orthodox Bishops in Argentina

December 7, 2014 Featured News

December 2014 His Grace Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Litoral Amfilohije, Bishop-Administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America, which are in the canonical visit to this Diocese, met with Orthodox bishops in Argentina on 27 November 2014. During this afternoon Metropolitan Amfilohije visited Bishop Leonid of Argentina and […]

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The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA

September 24, 2014 Featured News

September 2014 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America commenced its fifth annual meeting Monday, September 15, with a Pan-Orthodox Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, Texas. Some two hundred people attended, including more than 30 bishops representing the member jurisdictions of the Assembly. The evening began with a Doxology—a service of […]

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September 7 designated Assembly of Bishops Sunday

September 7, 2014 Featured News

NEW YORK, NY [Assembly of Bishops] – September 2014 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated Sunday, September 7, 2014, as Assembly of Bishops Sunday. “In just one week, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will convene [in Dallas, TX] for its […]

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Assembly of Bishops’ annual meeting to convene in September

August 9, 2014 Featured News
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August 2014 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its fifth annual meeting at the Grand Hyatt Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport here September 16-18, 2014. This year’s agenda will include a session on evangelism and outreach, with presentations by the Assembly’s agencies. [A list of Assembly agencies is […]

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States Committee Chairmen Meet in New York City, NY

June 12, 2014 Featured News

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America – June 2014 June 10, 2014 – A historic face-to-face meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was organized by the Secretariat’s Coordinator for Committees, Bishop Maxim (Serbian Orthodox Church of North America), and was held on June 10 at the Archdiosecan Center of the […]

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Serbian Orthodox Bishops visit affected areas of the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla

May 21, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Their Graces Bishops Georgije of Canada, Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, accompanied by competent Bishop Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla, visited the affected areas in the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla yesterday on 20 May 2014. On this occasion bishops brought necessary humanitarian aid. Source:  

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The Holy Assembly of Serbian Orthodox Bishops has begun with sessions

May 17, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Hierarchs gathered at the Studenica monaster. The rite of Invocation of the Holy Spirit was performed in the church of Sts. Apostles Peter and Paul in Ras near Novi Pazar This annual gathering of the Holy Assembly of Bishops began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of the Most Holy […]

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Communiqué of the Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

May 2, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 The members of the 4th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney on Monday 28th April, 2014, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Present were: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Ecumenical Patriarchate); His Eminence Archbishop Paul (Antiochian Church); His Eminence […]

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Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Bishops Abducted in Syria

April 23, 2014 Featured News

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America – April 2014 1. We, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, representing millions of Orthodox Christians, express our grave concern over the escalation of unrest and ongoing violence in countries throughout the Middle East, especially in […]

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Reorganization of Episcopal Assemblies in the Americas

April 23, 2014 Featured News

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America  – April 2014 During the Holy Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, which took place in Constantinople on March 6-9, 2014, the Prelates, through a unanimous vote, agreed to form separate Assemblies of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in Canada and in the United […]

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Letter from the Secretary of the Synod of Bishops to the Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America

January 16, 2014 Featured News
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Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Moscow Patriarcate  16/1/14 From the Editors: On Tuesday, December 9, 2013, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, during a regular meeting, deliberated on the results of the previous September’s Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. During the discussion regarding […]

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IOCC Sunday is November 24

November 22, 2013 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [CSHA] – 22/11/13 Each year, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America designates the Sunday before US Thanksgiving Day as “IOCC Sunday.”  This year’s commemoration falls on Sunday, November 24.  [The complete text of the Assembly of Bishops’ IOCC Sunday Encyclical appears below.] The Orthodox Church in America’s Department […]

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Orthodox Churches to Meet on Unity in Ohio

October 27, 2013 Featured News

WASHINGTON, October 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russian and other Orthodox Christians plan to meet Sunday in Ohio to discuss ideas for unifying the 12 Orthodox jurisdictions in the United States, according to media reports and church announcements. The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper called the planned public forum unprecedented in its nature and said it would […]

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Orthodox Bishops Release Statement on Sexuality; Marriage

September 22, 2013 Featured News

  Anastasios Papapostolou – 22/9/13 In the final day of its annual meeting, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America issued the following statement on the Orthodox Church’s unchanging position on marriage and sexuality. To our Orthodox Faithful 1. We, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, […]

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