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Official News 

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation held its 80th Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation held its 80th meeting at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in Crestwood, New York, from June 6 to 8, 2011. At this meeting the members assessed reactions to the two reports they released at the end of their last meeting in October 2010, reviewed major events in the lives of their churches, Read more...

Orthodox Church in Japan to Meet on Aid and Recovery Efforts

Friday, April 08, 2011
Nearly a month after the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded struck the eastern coast of Japan and touched off a devastating tsunami, earthquakes continue to rattle the nerves of survivors and complicate relief efforts. Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas Reposes In The Lord

Monday, March 14, 2011
JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, 75, spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., reposed in the Lord today, March 13, 2011 after waging a courageous battle with cancer. Read more...

Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue Lays Out A Vision Of Unity In Unprecedented Document

Thursday, October 07, 2010
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation finalized these agreed statements when it met at Georgetown University in Washington, September 30 to October 2. Read more...

Steps Towards A Reunited Church: A Sketch Of An Orthodox-Catholic Vision For The Future

Saturday, October 02, 2010
For almost forty-five years, the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has been meeting regularly to discuss some of the major pastoral and doctrinal issues that prevent our Churches from sharing a single life of faith, sacraments, and witness before the world. Read more...
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Official Statements 

Steps Towards A Reunited Church: A Sketch Of An Orthodox-Catholic Vision For The Future

Saturday, October 02, 2010
For almost forty-five years, the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has been meeting regularly to discuss some of the major pastoral and doctrinal issues that prevent our Churches from sharing a single life of faith, sacraments, and witness before the world. Read more...

Celebrating Easter/Pascha Together

Friday, October 01, 2010
The center of our faith, the center on which all Christians agree, is the kerygma that Jesus is Risen, Jesus is Lord: Read more...

Disability and Communion

Thursday, June 25, 2009
Persons with disabilities comprise the largest minority group in the United States, with almost 20% of the population facing disability in one form or another. Read more...

Chairman of SCOBA Issues Statement on Passing of Archbishop Christodoulos

Monday, January 28, 2008
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Chairman of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, issued this statement on behalf of SCOBA on the falling asleep of the late Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, the ever-memorable Christodoulos. Read more...

Pastoral Letter on Suicide

Friday, May 25, 2007
This statement offers a pastoral perspective on this issue that is consistent with both the Tradition of our Orthodox Church and our improved understanding of the medical and psychological factors that might lead one to take his or her life. Read more...

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