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Annual Meeting Continues With Focus on Canonical Regional Planning and Pastoral Practices

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Chicago, IL-- The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened for a second day on Wednesday, September 16 in Chicago, IL. Before beginning the day’s meetings, the hierarchs offered a service of supplication to the Mother of God. In the first session of the day, the hierarchs engaged in a candid and lengthy discussion on the Committee for Canonical Regional Planning’s proposal, discussing in … [Read more...]

OCA Metropolitan Council fall session to be held September 21-24

Source: Orthodox Church in America HUNTINGTON, NY [OCA]  Members of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will gather for their fall session at Immaculate Conception Seminary here September 21-24, 2015. “As customary, the session will open with a one-day retreat,” said Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary.  “Dr. Mary Ford, Associate Professor of New Testament and Hermeneutics at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, will speak on the ‘Proper Interpretation of the Book of … [Read more...]

Assembly of Bishops USA Convenes Sixth Annual Meeting in Chicago

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Assembly of Bishops USA Convenes Sixth Annual Meeting in Chicago Chicago, IL--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. The day began with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, IL. Archbishop Demetrios, Chairman of the Assembly, opened the … [Read more...]

Will Metropolitan Joseph Attend the Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops?

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Can it be that the First-Vice Chair of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, Metropolitan Joseph, may not attend the 6th Meeting that will take place in Chicago from September 15-17?  As of September 10,  he has not responded to the invitation to attend.  He has received special calls to obtain his response.  He is also chairman of an important committee on Pastoral Practices. Why is he not going?  He did not attend the … [Read more...]

Assembly of Bishops USA 2013 Audit Now Available Online

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA An independent audit of the financial records of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has been completed and is available online. The audit was conducted by Barnes Wendling CPAs Inc. and covers the year ending December 31, 2013. The audit report compares 2013 and 2012. The Assembly is pleased to have received an unqualified ("clean") opinion from the auditors. The report can be read here. An … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople rebukes Moscow, underlines importance of ties with Rome

Source: Orthodox Post Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople rebukes Moscow, underlines importance of ties with Rome Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople underlined the importance of ecumenical ties with Rome, and criticized the resistance of the Russian Orthodox Church, in an August 29 address. The Ecumenical Patriarch—recognized as the “first among equals” of the world’s Orthodox leaders—stressed the primary importance of ecumenical affairs, and reiterated that his role … [Read more...]

Assembly to Convene 6th Annual Meeting in September

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Assembly to Convene 6th Annual Meeting in September The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its sixth annual meeting September 15-17, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel. This year’s meeting will include two sessions devoted to canonical regional planning. In the first of these sessions, the Assembly’s 12 jurisdictional first hierarchs will have an opportunity to offer their … [Read more...]

Dcn. Danilchick’s report on the Assembly of Bishops of the USA

Source: Orthodox Church in America Dcn. Danilchick's report on the Assembly of Bishops of the USA [OCA]  The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its annual meeting in Chicago, IL September 15-17, 2015.  The following report by Protodeacon Peter Danilchick was given during the fifth Plenary Session at the 18th All-American Council, GA July 20-24, 2015.  It provides valuable insights into the Assembly’s work and accomplishments to date.  An audio of … [Read more...]

18th All-American Council Minutes, PowerPoint presentations, posted

Source: Orthodox Church in America 18th All-American Council Minutes, PowerPoint presentations, posted SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  Approved minutes of the 18th All-American Council are now available on the web site of the Orthodox Church in America.  Also available are the AAC PowerPoint presentations. The Council was held in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015.  Its theme was “How to Expand the Mission.” In related news, the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America is sending an on-line survey to all … [Read more...]

Countdown to the 6th Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops – Chicago Area High School and College Students will meet with Bishops

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Countdown to the 6th Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops - Chicago Area High School and College Students will meet with Bishops We are called to move beyond what is “mine” and what is “yours” to what is “ours.” From now on, this is how we should conceive and conduct all of our ministries and resources, all of our departments and initiatives. Otherwise, we do not practice what we preach. It is really up to us to accept the challenge or to refuse the … [Read more...]