Source: Ecumenical Patriarchate From August 29-September 2, 2015, at the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, a Synaxis of Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne gathered from all over the world at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Taksim Square. His All-Holiness delivered the Keynote Address to over 140 Hierarchs of the Throne, speaking to developments and challenges of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church in general during recent … [Read more...]
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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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]