• 2020 Conference: "Christ, The Measure of Wellness: Healing Mind, Body, and Soul”

    In 2019, OCAMPR was invited to collaborate with the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops to establish a Mental Health Task Force charged to identify and respond to the mental health needs of the Orthodox faithful. With that in mind, the OCAMPR Board decided to focus our 2020 conference on the topic of mental health from a theological, psychological, and medical perspective. Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Statement on the Tragic Explosions in Beirut

    We express our deep sorrow at the devastation created by the explosions in Beirut. We mourn for the people of Lebanon, who now face an additional challenge in this time of great crisis. International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian Agency of the Assembly of Bishops, is helping alleviate the heartbreaking impact of this tragedy. After conducting rapid needs assessments, IOCC released $150,000 in emergency funding. Read More

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    OCAMPR Series on Mental Health and Orthodox Faith

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of America has worked with OCAMPR through the Mental Health Task Force to develop a series on Mental Health and Orthodox Faith. This is a topic that many of our OCAMPR members have been engaging for years, but we have always been a minority voice in our Church and parishes. Now we are getting the word out as an effort to raise awareness, invite conversations, and facilitate teaching and learning about our Orthodox faith. Read More

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    The Assembly of Bishops USA Announces a Nationwide COVID-19 Parish Reopening Toolkit

    On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA released a statement on the reopening of parishes during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic and launched a nationwide COVID-19 Parish Reopening Toolkit to assist bishops and parishes as they determine a legal and safe approach to reopening. Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Parish Reopening Toolkit

    Therefore, in order to meet the spiritual nourishment of our Orthodox Christians in this time of the careful and considered re-opening of societal functions – with all the diverse legal restrictions among varying civil jurisdictions and with recommendations from public health experts – we have developed a common toolkit to facilitate the nourishing of the Faithful through the Most Pure Body and Most Precious Blood of our Risen God and Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, and return to liturgical services. Read More

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    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More

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    Assembly Produces Report on Evangelization and Outreach in Parishes

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has released the first national study on evangelization and outreach in Orthodox parishes in the United States. The report “Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes” explores the practices and strategies developed by some Orthodox parishes that can be viewed as exemplary in their missionary and outreach efforts. Read More

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    Right to Life March

    WASHINGTON – Seven Orthodox Christian Hierarchs participated in events surrounding the 44th annual Right to Life March on Jan. 26. Read More

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    Hierarchs Gather for Annual General Assembly Meeting

    DETROIT – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened their 7th Annual General Assembly Meeting in Detroit on Oct. 4, 2016 with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Antiochian Basilica of St. Mary in Livonia, Mich. Read More

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    Statement from Assembly of Bishops on Paris Attacks

    With heavy hearts, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America offer their prayers for the people of France who mourn the tragic loss of life that resulted from last night’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Read More

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    55th Annual Northeast Region Scouting Retreat Held at HCHC

    BROOKLINE, Mass. – Every five years for the past 55 years, the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting has held its annual Northeast Region Retreat on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline. Read More

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    Consultation Marks 50th Year

    WORCESTER, Mass. – The 50th anniversary of the North American Orthodox Catholic Theological Consultation was held at St. Spyridon Cathedral and Assumption College in Worcester on Oct. 22-24. Read More

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    Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Marks 50th Year

    The 50th anniversary meeting of the Orthodox Catholic Theological Consultation will take place at St. Spyridon Cathedral and Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., on Oct. 22-24. Read More

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    Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs - July 2010

    Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs - July 2010 Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Committee to Address Important Issues

    Can Orthodox weddings be celebrated on Saturdays? Are group confessions permissible? How are catechumens prepared for reception into the Church? Read More

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    Orthodox Christians Prepare 35,000 Health Kits for Tsunami Survivors

    Baltimore (IOCC) - A wave of caring is sweeping across the country in the form of "Gift of the Heart" health kits being assembled for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Orthodox Christians young and old are assembling the health kits for shipment to the tsunami-affected countries in response to an appeal by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). From national Church organizations to the smallest parish, thousands of kits are being made. Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Delegation Participates in March for Life

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America sent a delegation to the annual March for Life, Thursday, Jan. 22 in Washington.. The date marks the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Read More

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    Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Assembly issued a message to the faithful and a statement on the Middle East. Read More

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    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses Assembly in Video Message

    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in a special video message presented during today’s opening session, addressed the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Read More

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    Annual Assembly Progresses with Constructive Dialogue

    More than 35 members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America joined in celebrating the Divine Liturgy Tuesday morning, September 16, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas, Texas. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, the bishops offered a memorial service for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. The bishops are gathered in Dallas for the fifth annual meeting of the Assembly of Bishops. Read More