Assembly of Bishops News

Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of North America

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese announced today the election of Archbishop Joseph by the Holy Synod of Antioch to be the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of New York and all North America. Read More ...

Committee Chairmen Meet to Discuss Assembly Priorities

Thursday, June 12, 2014

As part of the ongoing work of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, a meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in New York. Read More ...

Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordination of Married Priests in Eastern Catholic Churches in North America

Friday, June 6, 2014

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation voted in early June to encourage the “lifting of the restrictions regarding the ordination of married men to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic Churches of North America.” Read More ...

Broadcast of Historic Jerusalem Meeting Between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis

Friday, May 23, 2014

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will meet in the Holy Sepulcher (the Empty Tomb of Christ) in Jerusalem to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the meeting between their predecessors, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI. Read More ...

Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis​

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fifty years ago, in January 1964, two great Christian leaders met in Jerusalem. Pope Paul VI of Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople swept aside centuries of hostility and embraced one another in the city where Christ was crucified and rose from the dead. Read More ...

Antiochian Archdiocese Resumes Full Participation in Assembly

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America has resumed full participation in the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Read More ...

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America issues this statement on the 1-year anniversary of the bishops abducted in Syria. Read More ...

Pascha Encyclical

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This is the day of resurrection. Let us be illumined by the feast. Let us embrace each other. Let us call "brothers" even those that hate us, and forgive all by the resurrection, and so let us cry: Christ is Risen from the Dead! (Doxastikon of Pascha) Read More ...

Independent Audit Now Available Online

Friday, March 28, 2014

An independent audit of the financial records of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America has been completed and is available online. Read More ...

Memory Eternal! His Eminence Metropolitan Philip

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America is saddened to learn of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Read More ...

Synaxis of Primates Concludes; Holy and Great Synod to Convene in 2016

Thursday, March 13, 2014

At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches came together in Constantinople for a Synaxis on March 6-9, 2014. Read More ...

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gathering in our Churches as members of the undivided Body of Christ to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy, we call to mind the holy men and women who defended holy icons, succeeded in restoring them, and pronounced the authentic faith and worship of the Church. Read More ...

Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Available through the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Applications for two scholarships administered by the Department of Philanthropy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are now available to Orthodox Christian students connected to parishes in jurisdictions of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. Read More ...

Hierarchs Confirm Commitment to Assembly, Announce Plans for Assembly V

Thursday, January 30, 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America convened. Along with the members of the Executive Committee, the first hierarchs of all jurisdictions were invited to participate. Read More ...

Assembly Faces Temporary Withdrawal of Participation by Hierarchs of Patriarchate of Antioch

Monday, January 27, 2014

Archbishop Demetrios of America, Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, has issued the following statement in response to the temporary withdrawal of the Hierarchs of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America from their participation in the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Read More ...

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