SCOBA News Archive

Below you will find news items from SCOBA, the predecessor to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, that cover the years 2000-2011.

The Importance of Sunday

Monday, May 19, 2014
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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 »

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 »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for July 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010
This week on CRTL, we're pleased to welcome Dr. Dean Stamatis back to the program. He's here today to talk with us about one of his recent publications entitled A Catechetical Handbook of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Also with us is Nicholas Reeves, who recently produced a concert entitled "Deliverance Through Devotion: The Triumph of Orthodox Music Over Oppression" that was performed at the St. Vartan Cathedral in New York City. read more »

IOCC Delivers Medical Aid to Assist Refugees Fleeing Kyrgyzstan

Friday, June 25, 2010
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is delivering medical supplies to assist refugee families who have fled ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan this month. Tens of thousands of ethnic Uzbeks fled the violence and crossed the border into Uzbekistan to seek safety while others remain displaced within Kyrgyzstan. read more »


Tuesday, June 08, 2010
NEW YORK CITY - The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation continued work on a new agreed statement during its meeting at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, June 1-3. The meeting was co-chaired by Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh and Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans. read more »

NBA’s Vladimir Radmanovic To Support Serbians With Disabilities

Monday, June 07, 2010
Golden State Warriors Forward Vladimir Radmanovic, a long time supporter of IOCC, will fund a new project to improve therapeutic and skills training for more than 1,600 disabled children and adults in Serbia. read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for June 2010

Wednesday, June 02, 2010
This week on CRTL, we'll hear from V. Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Fr. Elpidophoros joined us last week by phone from Moscow, where Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church were meeting during His All Holiness's Official Visit to Russia. read more »

IOCC Expands Partnership with Cameroonian Ministry of Secondary Education

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
IOCC has provided about $2.5 million in textbooks and critically-needed pharmaceuticals to Cameroon since 2008. read more »

IOCC and Philoptochos Help Ethiopian Children Combat Dreaded Disease

Friday, May 21, 2010
"So many Ethiopians, especially the children, face a host of dreadful diseases," said IOCC Ethiopia Country Representative Sigurd Hanson. "The numbers are brutal and stark, but most of these diseases are preventable." read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for May 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010
This week on CRTL, Mother Katherine Weston....... talks with us today about attachment as the root of our deepest joys and sorrows. read more »

IOCC Offers Volunteer Opportunity to Help Rebuild Homes on Gulf Coast

Friday, April 30, 2010
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) will once again be calling on Orthodox volunteers from throughout the United States to build homes for families whose lives were devastated by Gulf Coast hurricanes. read more »

IOCC Receives Support for Haiti Relief Efforts from Antiochian Faithful

Thursday, April 15, 2010
His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP (Saliba) presented a check for $150,000 to IOCC Executive Director and CEO Constantine M. Triantafilou, in the presence of His Grace Bishop Antoun, Order of St Ignatius of Antioch chair Dan Abraham, and IOCC board members the Very Rev. Michael Ellias and Anne Glynn Mackoul on April 14 at Antiochian headquarters in Englewood, N.J. read more »

General Secretary of the ACT Alliance Visits IOCC

Monday, April 12, 2010
John Nduna, the General Secretary of the ACT Alliance, was received by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Executive Director Constantine Triantafilou at the IOCC headquarters in Baltimore, Md. on April 8. read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for April 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
On this year's Paschal episode of Come Receive the Light, Fr. Timothy Chrapko, associate pastor at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Alberta, Canada, joins us to talk about the Paschal liturgy. read more »

IOCC Efforts in Haiti Continue

Monday, March 29, 2010
Recently a $10,000 grant, made possible by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, was given to the two parishes under the jurisdiction of His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. read more »

IOCC Joins in Launch of ACT Alliance

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The work of International Orthodox Christian Charities is strengthened by the mutual support and solidarity expressed through work together with other ACT Alliance members as a strong global network of church-based humanitarian groups," read more »

IOCC Addresses Growing Public Health Concerns In Haiti

Thursday, March 04, 2010
In response to the urgent health needs of Haitians, many who are still without adequate shelter following the January 12 earthquake, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is providing more than $350,000 in emergency health kits that contain basic medicines, consumable medical supplies for surgeries and wound care treatment. read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for March 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010
This week on CRTL, we're taking a closer look at some of our sister SCOBA agencies current programs. OCMC missionary to Romania Floyd Frantz talks with us about his work with at-risk mothers and addiction. read more »

The Feast of the Sunday of Orthodoxy - February 21, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010
Indeed, we glory in our God whose love for us exceeds every thought or imagining that could enter our minds or hearts. As the Apostle Paul says in another place: read more »

SCOBA Agency Launches New Internet Radio Station and Programs to Enhance Your Great Lenten Journey

Thursday, February 11, 2010
OCN is announcing a number of new programs to enhance your Great Lenten experience. read more »

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