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Assembly of Bishops’ Inter-Parish Association Program Receives Major Grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc.

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America is one of 105 organizations that has received grants though a competitive round of the Thriving Congregations Initiative. Reflecting a wide variety of Christian traditions, the organizations represent mainline Protestant, evangelical, Catholic, Orthodox, peace church and Pentecostal faith communities.

Assembly of Bishops sends observers to the USCCB General Assembly

The delegation attended the afternoon session and were warmly greeted by the Catholic bishops. They participated in the discussion on the importance and use of technology in the liturgy.

Humanitarian Relief Sunday 2023

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Orthodox faithful in the United States offer thanks together to our Almighty God for the privilege of serving Christ by serving our neighbors in need. The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated this Sunday as Humanitarian Relief Sunday to highlight humanitarian relief. Therefore, we lift up the ministry of International Orthodox Christian Charities. IOCC is the Assembly of Bishops’ Agency which, since 1992, has helped people in dire need around the world.

AoB Publishes Homelessness Guidebook for Parishes

 The Guidebook is part of the Assembly's work on social issues, particularly in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Ministries on Homelessness Network.

On the Foreign Affairs Article (September 14, 2023)

On September 14th, Foreign Affairs, the influential magazine of the Council on Foreign Relations, published an article entitled, “Putin’s Useful Priests.” The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America hereby expresses its objection and concern with the inaccurate manner with which Orthodox Christians in the United States are stereotyped by the authors.

Orthodox Youth Ministries Sunday 2023

As the Episcopal Liaison of the Orthodox Youth & Young Adult Ministries (, I encourage everyone to observe this day and reflect on the importance of young people in the life of the Church.

Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday 2023

As the Episcopal Liaison to Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), I place a challenge to you, our faithful in America, and respectfully request that you observe this day of awareness and support Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. Open your hearts to God’s children behind bars.

AoB Announces Inter-Parish Assocation Program

Reflection by OCPM's Mark Santana

Sunday July 30, 2023, has been appointed by the Assembly of Bishops as Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday (PMAS), when all Orthodox churches of every jurisdiction recognize the importance of prison ministry for the life of the Church. OCPM Church Programs Manager, Mark Santana, has written a simple reflection on his most recent visit inside a prison, SCI Waymart, near St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS).