Tuesday, 21 May 201374 Members of Congress Urge State Department to Prioritize Release of Kidnapp...
21 May 2013 at 5:06pm
Seventy-four Members of Congress, led by Representatives Brad Sherman (D-CA), Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Mike Pompeo (R-KS), urged the State Department to prioritize the release of two kidnapped Archbishops in a letter to Secretary Kerry today.
Monday, 20 May 20132013 Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday
20 May 2013 at 4:17pm
We greet you in the surpassing joy of the Risen Christ. By the grace of God, we are blessed to observe the Sixth Sunday of Pascha, which this year falls on June 9, as Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday. We embrace the diakonia of prison ministry in keeping with the example of our Risen Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Physician of our souls, who did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance; who ate in the houses of thieves and forgave the sins of harlots; and who said that, when we visit those in prison, we are in truth visiting Him, the Lord of Glory.
Saturday, 4 May 20132013 Pascha Encyclical
4 May 2013 at 6:15pm
We express to you our archpastoral joy in the proclamation of the Lord’s bright Resurrection. On behalf of the hierarchs of our Assembly of Bishops, we greet the numerous flocks of the Church in North America, whose lips announce this joy in countless tongues all across this land. Christ is risen!
Saturday, 27 Apr 2013Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry
27 Apr 2013 at 1:15am
We, the Members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, kindly bring to your attention the urgent and very serious plight of the Greek Orthodox and Syriac Orthodox Archbishops of Aleppo, Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim, who were abducted this past week by 'a terrorist group' in the village of Kfar Dael as they were carrying out humanitarian work.
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013Prayers Requested for Abducted Syrian Hierarchs
24 Apr 2013 at 7:39pm
On Monday, April 22, the Antiochian Archdiocese announced the following troubling news of the kidnapping of two Syrian bishops.