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Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA NEW YORK – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America is pleased to announce its Inter-Parish Associations program. Inter-Parish Associations promote communication, camaraderie, and cooperation across Orthodox Christian parishes of all jurisdictions in a given geographical area. They are local (ie. the city/town level) and include both clergy and laity. Their purpose is to break down barriers across Orthodox Christian jurisdictions and, as a unified Orthodox Christian community, witness Christ’s love in local society. Visit assemblyofbishops.org/ipa to learn more! Orthodox Christian Laity is collaborating with the Assembly of…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Sunday, January 29, 2023 There are moments that emerge as unique and unrepeatable events, moments in which the very presence of God is revealed to us. And then time stops, to make us think more deeply about what God’s providence is working for us. Such a great moment happens every time we celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Your Eminences, Your Graces, beloved brothers in the Holy Spirit and co-celebrants, and dear pious assembly of the fullness of the Church, Today in this holy church we met to honor the memory of a Saint…

Source: Orthodox Youth Ministries (OYM) Washington, D.C., January 2023 — Orthodox Youth & Young Adult Ministries (OYM), created by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops, has appointed Ken Liu as its first Executive Director. For over two decades, Ken has been an attorney with the law firm of Gammon & Grange, PC serving churches, Christian ministries, and other nonprofits, including numerous Orthodox organizations. Prior to joining OYM, Ken was also Director of the Christian Legal Society’s national Christian Legal Aid program. He was a founding member of the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network and serves as a consultant to the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops’ Legal Affairs Committee. He…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA PDF Version NEW YORK – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America announces the launch of its mobile application.   The newly released “Assembly of Bishops” mobile app will provide all Orthodox Christian clergy and laity a better way to communicate and gather meaningful and actionable information. The surveys conducted and analyzed by the AoB Professional Research Team, will discover the primary needs of our parishes and faithful and how they can be met. In addition, the Hierarchs will be able to better hear from, and…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America agrees with longstanding United States Supreme Court precedent that the government should not: (a) interfere with the operations and decisions of churches; or (b) attempt to interpret the internal rules and practices of churches. Along with other Christian groups, the Assembly of Bishops has joined an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case of Trustees of The New Life in Christ Church v. City of Fredericksburg, Virginia. In this case, a city…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Originally posted on October 08, 2020 After a second day of productive deliberations, the Assembly of Bishops agreed on a Common Vision that commits themselves to work together toward Orthodox Christian Unity and Outreach, Common Orthodox Witness, Ministries and Initiatives, and Organizational Excellence. Read the full document here. The collaborative process, initiated by the Executive Committee, acknowledges the spiritual needs of the collective Orthodox faithful in the United States of America. The Bishops look forward to working with the clergy and laity to implement their Common Vision. Metropolitan Joseph, Vice-Chair of the…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Keynote Address of Archbishop Elpidophoros to the October 2020 Assembly of Bishops Meeting Keynote Address by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to the October 2020 Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops October 6, 2020 Your Eminences and Graces, Beloved Brothers in Christ, Dear Co-celebrants in the Holy Spirit, Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice![*] I greet all of you, Holy Brothers, with these encouraging words of the Apostle, for we have so very much to be joyful for. I am particularly happy to be with all of you…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Wednesday, May 13, 2020 PDF Version “Feed My Lambs” To the Orthodox Christian Faithful of the United States of America: Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! In this time of global pandemic, the majority of the Faithful of our Churches have been withheld from receiving Holy Communion and attending Divine Services in order to safeguard their health and the health of others. We, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, are taking action to restore the possibility of Holy Eucharist to the “lambs” of Christ, in…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Helpful Tools for Parishes Financial Planning During A Crisis CARES Act: Available Assistance to Orthodox Parishes in the United States Financial and Digital Toolbox for Online Giving Nonprofit Legislation How the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Bill Affects Churches and Nonprofits Updated Daily: Help for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus and Uncertain Economic Times Grant Opportunities National Council of Nonprofits The Chronicle of Philanthropy National Center for Family Philanthropy

Source: Protecting the Orthodox Church Last week, the figurehead Archbishop of the GOA hosted a meeting with the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops in America. A photo-op meeting at best that supposedly offered a reaffirmation to their commitment of determining “the best path to achieve the ultimate goal of unity.” However, no canonical bishop is willing to be transparent and go on record for saying what unity looks like in America. To be blunt, there are only two possibilities: 1) The Mother Church of Constantinople gives America Autocephaly. As we have learned from the Ukraine drama, it is very…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA View a PDF version of this Message Thursday, October 05, 2017 Garfield, NJ To our beloved Orthodox Christian faithful and all people of good will throughout the United States of America: Let the children come to me, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 14.14) Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, We, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, who have gathered in Garfield, New Jersey on October 3-5, 2017 for our eighth annual meeting, greet you with love in…

Source: Orthodox Church in America CLIFTON, NJ [OCA]  The eighth annual meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America opened on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with the celebration of Orthros and the Divine Liturgy at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Clifton, NJ. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America are among the hierarchs in attendance at the meeting, which continues through Thursday, October 5. The Episcopal Assembly—comprised of the hierarchs from all canonical Orthodox Christian jurisdictions in the US—is tasked with preserving and contributing to the unity…

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