Orthodox Churches

A Message of Hope from the Assembly of Bishops

We, the Members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, gathering for our first digital meeting on October 6-7, 2020, offer the perennial message of Christian hope and spiritual encouragement to our clergy and faithful, and all persons of good will, in these unprecedented times of the current global health crisis, political division, and social strife.

2021: Year of Youth in US Orthodox Diaspora

2021: Year of Youth in US Orthodox DiasporaThe Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America (ACOB-US) declared the year 2021 as the Year of the Youth.

The decision was made at the annual meeting of the assembly, which took place online on October 6-7.

Nuns Return To Holy Assumption Monastery In Calistoga After Evacuating Due To Wildfires

Photo: holyassumptionmonastery.comAfter spending more than a week in evacuation at the Monastery of St. John of Shanghai in Manton, California, Abbess Melania and the sisterhood of Holy Assumption Monastery (OCA) were able to return to their home in Calistoga yesterday.

Memorial House of Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae set up in Bucharest

Memorial House of Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae set up in Bucharest
Memorial House of Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae set up in Bucharest
Memorial House of Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae set up in Bucharest
Memorial House of Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae set up in Bucharest

The great Romanian theologian of the 20th century has now a museum in the heart of Bucharest, near kilometer zero.

Russian Church raising awareness about attacks on Ethiopian Christians

Photo: media.disrn.comAttacks on churches, clergy, and the faithful of the Ethiopian Tewahedo church have significantly increased since August 2019 and cases of violence against Ethiopian Christians remain unpunished, says Hieromonk Stephen (Igumnov), Secretary for Inter-Christian Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).