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.

2010-2011 Scholarship Applications Available from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Applications for scholarships administered by the Chancellor's Office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that are open to students from SCOBA member churches are now available... read more »

Breaking News From the Orthodox Christian Network

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The ARK provides a listening experience of the best of contemporary music from an Orthodox perspective, along with the best of traditional Orthodox liturgical music selected for Western ears... read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for February 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
On this very special episode of Come Receive the Light, guest host Kevin Allen speaks with Troy and Theodora Polamalu about their work with FOCUS North America. read more »

Sunday of Cheesefare and Mission Sunday

Monday, February 01, 2010
The Sunday before Great Lent, February 14th, 2010, is Mission Sunday as designated by the hierarchs of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA). Over the past two millennia, the work of making disciples has been a focal ministry of saints, and billions of people have accepted life in Christ. read more »

Scout Sunday, February 7, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010
In 1955, the hierarchs leading the various Orthodox Christian Churches in our land came together to recognize and endorse the work of the Boy Scouts of America. read more »

IOCC and MTI Deliver Critical Medical Aid to Suffering Haitians

Friday, January 22, 2010
The assistance, delivered today to King's Hospital in Port-au-Prince, is worth more than $1.2 million and was provided by IOCC's long standing partner, Medical Teams International (MTI). read more »

Airlift Supported by Orthodox Christians Arrives in Haiti

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Over the weekend an airlift of water purification and sanitation equipment for 10,000 people and 500 family tents are expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince. read more »

Orthodox Christian Parishes Respond to Haiti, Assemble Aid Packages

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
IOCC has mobilized its disaster response team and is coordinating with other Orthodox and ecumenical partners to monitor and respond to the emerging needs in Haiti. read more »

Orthodox Christians Support Airlift to Haiti

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Baltimore, Md. (IOCC) - International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working in partnership with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) to deliver two of the most critical needs in Haiti today - water and shelter. Water purification equipment that will serve 10,000 people and 500 family tents, as well as other supplies, are being airlifted to Haiti. read more »

URGENT ACTION APPEAL: Relief for the Beleaguered People of Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Please help the people of Haiti! * Make an online gift to assist the victims of disasters around the world, like the Haiti Earthquake, by giving to the IOCC International Emergency Response Fund, at read more »

IOCC Responds to Haiti Earthquake

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the most devastating earthquake to hit the island nation of Haiti in 200 years. read more »

Share the Light Sunday

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
During His earthly ministry, our Lord traveled during His time on earth from city to city and village to village bringing the Good News of His Kingdom. As we travel throughout our pastoral folds, we experience much of the same as we share your love and as we share the love of Christ with you. It is our great privilege to reach out and share the message of the Gospel with everyone in our communities. It is also our responsibility to reach out to those who have left the embrace of the Church, as well as those who have never heard the saving message of Christ. read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for January 2010

Monday, December 28, 2009
On today's episode of Come Receive the Light, Fr. Demetri Tonias is back on the show with Fr. Spiro Bobotas today for the third segment of a 4-part series on Christianity and Judaism in the first four centuries. The short segment features OCN's own Emmy Louvaris and Fr. Don Augusta from St. Basil the Great parish in New Haven, Connecticut. He's here to tell us about St. Basil, who's Feastday we celebrate on January 1st each year. read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for December 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Topic: Conflict in Marriage - This week on CRTL, Dr. George Stavros from the Danielson Institute will talk with us about keeping secrets from our spouses and the conflicts that often result. read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for October 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009
On this week's CRTL podcast, Fr. George Morelli joins Fr. Chris to talk about how our human expectations can lead to trouble in our relationship with our spouse and with God himself. read more »


Wednesday, November 18, 2009
New York, NY - The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, notes with great sorrow the falling asleep in the Lord of the Patriarch of Serbia, His Beatitude the late Pavle, Archbishop of Pe?, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci on November 15th. In a letter to the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, that was echoed to Metropolitan Christopher and to all the Bishops of the Serbian Church in America and Canada, Archbishop Demetrios of America wrote: read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for November 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou returns to talk with Fr. Chris about Eccumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's recent trip to the United States and what it means for Orthodox Christians here in the United States and around the world. read more »

IOCC Sunday - November 22, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009
Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. (1 John 3:18) read more »

The Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Holds Its 77th Meeting

Thursday, November 05, 2009
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has finalized a joint response to the international dialogue's 2007 "Ravenna Document." This took place at the Consultation's 77th meeting, held at Saint Paul's College in Washington, DC, from October 22 to 24, 2009. It was presided over by Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh and Roman Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans. read more »

IOCC and Orthodox Church Reach Uganda's Orphans

Friday, October 30, 2009
By constructing a poultry farm and corn mill at the school, students will be able to learn about farming techniques which they can take with them after graduation. read more »

IOCC Delivers Emergency Supplies to Typhoon-Battered Philippines

Thursday, October 15, 2009
(IOCC) is coordinating the delivery of hygiene kits that will assist over 3,000 survivors of Typhoons Ketsana and Parma, which struck the Philippines in late September. read more »

9th Annual Orthodox Prayer Service and Reception for the United Nations Community

Wednesday, October 07, 2009
The Joint Commission of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches invites all to attend the 9th annual Orthodox Prayer Service and Reception for the United Nations Community with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarchal Bartholomew read more »

College Student Sunday - September 20, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
In this new ecclesiastical year we, the Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, greet you with paternal love. In support of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), our collective college campus ministry, we have designated Sunday, September 20, 2009 as OCF College Student Sunday, and we ask that faithful Orthodox Christians in North America call to mind and prayer our beloved college students. read more »

Come Receive the Light Schedule for September 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
On this week's CRTL podcast: Fr. Mark Arey, General Secretary of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas discusses issue of unity of the Orthodox in North America has been on the lips of many people. Watch for special reporting over the next several months from people in the know concerning the historic meeting in Chamb├ęsy and its ramifications for the Orthodox Christian Churches in America. read more »

One Year After War, Displaced Georgians Face Hardships

Monday, August 31, 2009
IOCC, in partnership with the UN's World Food Programme, is also distributing essential food items to more than 35,000 individuals who were affected by the 2008 war. read more »

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