• 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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    Youth Zoom Townhalls with Hierarchs

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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    Orthodox Youth Directors in North America Hierarchal Newsletter

    Orthodox Youth Directors in North America Hierarchal Newsletter Read More

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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

  • Img

    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