Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study

Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study

The report “Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: a Parish Life Study” has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. Download the study report here: Executive Summary (PDF) Full Report (PDF) The report provides a comprehensive picture of today’s lives of American Orthodox parishes, including...

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Condemn Hatred

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Condemn Hatred

Orthodox Christians throughout the world prayer for peace.  Read the official response of Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA. Response of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands...

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Thursday, October 06, 2016 To our beloved Orthodox Christians throughout the United States of America: Forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit. (Ephesians 4:3) Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, We, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United...

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Assembly of Bishops Holds Special Forum on Religious Freedom

Assembly of Bishops Holds Special Forum on Religious Freedom

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Detroit, October 5 – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States began the 2nd day of its annual meeting with a special forum dedicated to the important subject of religious freedom. Three highly accomplished scholars presented: Dr. Charles Haynes, Director of the Religious Freedom...

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Assembly of Bishops Gather in Detroit for Annual Meeting

Assembly of Bishops Gather in Detroit for Annual Meeting

The Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened their 7th Annual General Assembly Meeting in Detroit on October 4, 2016, with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Antiochian Basilica of Saint Mary in Livonia, Michigan. The Bishops commenced their work with an opening address by...

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October 2 is OCF Sunday

October 2 is OCF Sunday

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has designated Sunday, October 2 as Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Student Sunday. 2016 College Student Sunday Encyclical October 2, 2016 “Come and See” Beloved Clergy, Godly Monastics, and Blessed Faithful, We greet you with joy as we announce the date...

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Twelve Facts about the Generosity of Our Church Members

Twelve Facts about the Generosity of Our Church Members

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has released a new publication, “Twelve Facts About the Generosity of Our Church Members: Giving in US Orthodox Christian Parishes“, authored by Alexei Krindatch. The publication offers numerous insights into how Orthodox Church members contribute to their parishes and what parishes can...

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Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Back in Print

Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Back in Print

The second revised edition of the widely popular Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America.  The revised edition has been updated to include information on two newly formed monastic communities. The Atlas can be purchased directly...

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Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops Convenes

Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops Convenes

The Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops met on May 22-24, 2016 at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH. The Joint Committee was established in 1981 by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America, now the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the...

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Paschal Message from Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the U.S.

Paschal Message from Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the U.S.

The day of Resurrection; let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say, brethren, even to those that hate us, ‘Let us forgive all things on the Resurrection’, and so let us cry, ‘Christ has risen from the dead: by death he has...

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Joint  Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Prayer for Syrian Bishops

Joint Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Prayer for Syrian Bishops

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches to Hold Common Prayer Service The Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United Stated of America and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches in America (SCOOCH) are pleased to announce that a “Common Prayer Service” will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 21,...

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 Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries

 Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries

  BROOKLINE, MA-  The first-ever Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries ($19.95) is now in print and will be available from Holy Cross Orthodox Press in early February. Drawing on extensive research, as well as fascinating stories and “insider” anecdotes, the Atlas offers readers: A scholarly introduction into traditions of Eastern...

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