Archives for May 2010

[SCOBA] Message of the Episcopal Assembly Of the Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs of North and Central America May 26-28, 2010

Putting aside all the speculations about where the American Church is headed for the moment, think about the true significance of the meeting. All in all, this is a very constructive event regardless of the divisions that exist. The divisions are real, but clearly the need to transcend those divisions is more pressing and that is a cause for optimism, even hope. We are seeing the self-identity of … [Read more...]

Group photo of EA bishops

NEW YORK – The first Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs in North and Central America was convened Wednesday May 26, 2010 by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York City. The 55 Orthodox Hierarchs who participated at the two day meeting were photographed after the conclusion of the meeting late Thursday afternoon. … [Read more...]

Bishop Mark responds to EA

Note the request to move Central America into the South American conference, and separate Canada as its own entity (both good moves I think). Note too that these requests will be "...forwarded to the Ecumenical Patriarch per the procedures outlined in the Chambesy Documents." The latter point needs deliberation given that the EP's insistence that the autocephaly of the OCA should not be recognized … [Read more...]

EA news and pictures on St. Andrew House Facebook page

For news and pictures from the Orthodox Episcopal Assembly of Bishops, concluding today in New York, visit the St. Andrew House Facebook page. St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies www.standrewhouse.com … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Philip addresses Episcopal Assemby

Antiochian Archdiocese Highlights: Who can dissolve SCOBA except SCOBA itself?...I believe that some of our churches in the Old World are in "Diaspora."...(N)o Primate of any jurisdiction should be excluded from the Executive Committee...The Mother Churches must realize that Orthodoxy in America is the best gift to the world...If we do not bury the burdens of the past between certain … [Read more...]

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