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    Interview with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

    Archbishop Elpidophoros sat down with Bill Marianes to discuss this year's meeting of the Assembly of Bishops. Read More

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    Opening Address Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA

    My Beloved Brothers and Concelebrants in the Holy Spirit, I greet each and every one of you in the beauty and glory of our Holy Orthodox Christian Faith. I feel so very blessed that we are able to gather in person this year, even though we yet face many challenges from this unrelenting pandemic. This is, therefore, a continuation of our Tenth Anniversary celebration, which had to be in a virtual setting last year. Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Announces 10th Annual Meeting

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America announced that its 10th Annual Assembly of Bishops Meeting will be held October 2-5, 2021 in Washington D.C. The Assembly will also be hosting a charity networking event to hear the voices of the youth and young adults while assembling hygiene kits for those in need. Read More

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    Youth Worker Forum

    Reminder of our next Youth Worker Forum this Friday, August 20th at 1pm EST! The topic will be "Getting Back to Basics." Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Blesses July 25 "Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday"

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops has blessed July 25, 2021 to be “Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday.” This is an important day for Orthodox parishes across the U.S. to recognize the work of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), the national prison ministry of the Orthodox Church and an agency of the Assembly of Bishops. Read More

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    The Orthodox Youth Directors in North America June Webinar

    r. Demetrios Andrews is the Executive Director of Project Mexico in Rosarita, Mexico. He will be talking with us about the very special program of Youth formation which takes place at both Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage. Read More

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    Youth Zoom Townhalls with Hierarchs

    The next Zoom call will be for the Southeast region on Tuesday, May 11th at 7pm EDT! Read More

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    Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey

    The Assembly of Bishops needs your input! The Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey, designed by experts on the Mental Health Task Force, takes only 15 minutes and consists of approximately 30 questions. Read More

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    Year of the Youth – Meet Your Bishop: Townhalls Successfully Launched

    The first of six Meet Your Bishop: Townhalls was hosted on April 13, 2021. Nearly 60 participants joined in to listen to and dialogue with Assembly Hierarchs. Read More

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    Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey

    We want to hear about your experiences and how the church can better understand and support your mental health needs. Open to anyone 18+ residing in the US. Read More

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    Youth Zoom Sessions with Hierarchs

    As apart of this year's Year of the Youth events monthly Zoom calls "TownHalls" for our youth with our Orthodox hierarchs will be taking place starting in April. These Zoom Calls allow youth to get to know their hierarchs, and to have dialogue with their hierarchs about their spiritual lives. Read More

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    Prayer for the Youth

    Formulated by the Committee for Liturgy and approved by the Executive Committee, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America is proud to release its Prayer for the Youth. The Prayer for the Youth is intended for use in various instances and services, especially this year, the Year of the Youth. Read More

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    Hunger & the Public Good: Restoring the World by Living the Faith

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops, in partnership with Bread for the World, will be hosting a three-part Lenten webinar series on “Hunger & the Public Good: Restoring the World by Living the Faith.” Read More

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    Recitation of the Synodkion of the 7th Ecumenical Council

    The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recite the Synodikon of the 7th Ecumenical Council for the occasion of the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Read More

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    Orthodox Youth Directors in North America Hierarchal Newsletter

    Orthodox Youth Directors in North America Hierarchal Newsletter Read More

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    Year of the Youth Events

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America announces activities and events for the Year of the Youth. Six Townhalls will be hosted virtually throughout the year, each in a different geographic region of the United States, connecting our youth and hierarchs. Read More

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    February 7 – Boy Scout Sunday | March 7 – Girl Scout Sunday

    This year the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, in tandem with American Scouting organizations, celebrates February 7th and March 7th, 2021 as Scouting Sundays. Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Endorses Alternatives to Women in Crisis Pregnancies

    Today, as the annual March For Life is held digitally due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America reaffirms the sanctity of life based on the firm conviction that life begins at the moment of conception. All humans, whether in the womb or in the world, are made in the image and likeness of God, possessing God-given beauty and dignity. Therefore, we can never condone the willful and elective taking of a human life. Read More

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    2021: The Year of the Youth

    At the annual meeting in October 2020, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America declared 2021 the Year of the Youth, with the intent of augmenting ministry to children, teens, and young adults across the country. The yearlong festivities will focus on the youth’s presence and potential within the Church by celebrating and enhancing their God-given talents. Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Announces New Directory of Orthodox Christian Mental Health Professionals

    The Mental Health Task Force of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America accomplished its first major task by publishing a comprehensive and unified Directory of Orthodox Christian Mental Health Professionals. The Directory includes Eastern or Oriental Orthodox Christians verified to be in good sacramental standing by their parish priest or local bishop. Read More