Assembly of Bishops News

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 ...

Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light Sunday" is January 19

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Assembly of Bishops has designated January 19, 2014 as Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light" Sunday. Read More ...

Nativity and Theophany Message

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Assembly releases its 2013 Nativity and Theophany message to the faithful. Read More ...

2013 Committee Reports Available Online

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Assembly's annual committee reports are now available online. The summary reports, which were prepared by the committee chairmen, provide an overview of each committee's accomplishments between September 2012-August 2013. Read More ...

60 Minutes to Feature Plight of Coptic Christians

Friday, December 13, 2013

The CBS News program 60 Minutes will air a segment on the plight of Coptic Christians on Sunday, December 15. The program will air at 7 pm ET/PT. Read More ...

IOCC Sunday is November 24

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Assembly of Bishops has designated November 24, 2013 as International Orthodox Christian Charities' (IOCC) Sunday. Read More ...

Orthodox And Catholic Theologians Call For Peace In Middle East, Discuss Church Relations

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The North American Orthodox Catholic Theological Consultation issued a statement on the plight of Christians in the Middle East at their meeting in Mississauga, Ontario, Oct. 24-26, calling for the release of a Greek Orthodox Metropolitan and a Syriac Orthodox Archbishop, both from Aleppo, Syria, and repudiating the kidnapping, torture and killing Read More ...

Hundreds Attend Cleveland Assembly Forum

Friday, November 1, 2013

Nearly 300 clergy and laity attended a pan-Orthodox forum on Sunday, October 27 to learn about the Assembly of Bishops, pose questions, and comment on the progress of Orthodox unity in America. Read More ...

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Epistle Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:14-23

Gospel Reading: Luke 17:3-10

Anysia the Virgin-martyr of Thessaloniki; Gideon the New Martyr of Mount Athos; Holy Martyr Philetaerus; Righteous Father Leondus the Archimandrite; Afterfeast of the Nativity

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