Upcoming Meetings


Upcoming Meetings of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North & Central America, The Synod of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, and the Archdiocesan Board of Trustees

Over the course of the next two weeks, several meetings that are critical to the future of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, and all Orthodox faithful in North and Central America will take place.

Next week, from Wednesday May 25th through Friday May 27th, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North & Central America will convene for their second meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The members of this Assembly are all of the active canonical Orthodox bishops who reside in North and Central America. It is expected that all of the Antiochian Orthodox bishops will attend this most important meeting.

The Synod of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America will convene their regular Spring meeting at The Antiochian Village on Friday June 3rd in the morning. Among the agenda items to be discussed will be the plan to nominate additional Auxiliary Bishops at the upcoming Archdiocesan Convention in Chicago, Illinois, to be held from July 24th through July 31st, 2011. In addition, each of our hierarchs will give a report on important developments in his diocese since the last meeting.

The Archdiocesan Board of Trustees will convene their regular Spring meeting on Friday June 3rd in the evening, and will continue on Saturday June 4th in the morning. This meeting will be held at the Antiochian Village. Among the agenda items to be discussed will be a review of the Archdiocese Financial Report for the fiscal year which ended on January 31, 2011, and a presentation of the proposed budget for the fiscal year which will end on January 31, 2013. In addition, the Board of Trustees will hear the final report of the Internal Audit Committee.

The Order of St. Ignatius will also conduct a meeting on June 3rd at Antiochian Village.

We ask all of the faithful to pray for our hierarchs, clergy, and lay leaders who will participate in these most important meetings over the next two weeks. May they be blessed for the glorification of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ, and His Holy Church.