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7311SCOBA 2006 Bishops Conference Available Online

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  • Rev Fr John Brian
    May 1, 2007
      May 1, 2007


      Workshops and Role of SCOBA Agencies, Commissions and Endorsed Groups

      New York - All workshops and presentations of the 2006 Canonical Orthodox
      Bishops Conference, held in Chicago, Oct. 3-6, 2006, are now available
      online at <http://www.scoba.us> www.scoba.us. Additionally, each parish
      included within the SCOBA jurisdictions will be receiving a complimentary
      DVD of all of the presentations.

      Twenty-seven canonical hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical
      Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), under the chairmanship of His
      Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, met to “solidify the bond of brotherhood that
      exists among the canonical Orthodox Churches in the Americas”. The
      Conference was the third such Conference, the two previous being held in
      1991 (Ligonier, PA) and 2001(Washington, DC). The workshops and the
      presentations on the SCOBA Agencies, Commissions and Endorsed groups offered
      the hierarchs an increased awareness of the work and outreach of SCOBA.

      The Workshops and their presenters are: Issues in Coordinating and
      Establishing New and Mission Parishes (Fr. Jonathan Ivanoff); Discussion on
      Sexual Misconduct in the Church (Fr. Alexander Karlgut); Keeping Young
      People Connected to the Church (Fr. Mark Leondis, Fr. Johnathan Tobias, Fr.
      Kevin Sherer and Ms. Natalie Kapeluk); The Diaconate (Rev.Dr. John
      Chryssavgis and Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald) and Teaching in the Church: Witness
      in Society (Rev. Dr. Stanley Harakas),

      SCOBA Agencies: International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Mr. Dean
      Triantafilou, Ex. Director; Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), Fr.
      Martin Ritsi, Ex. Director; Orthodox Christian Network (OCN), Fr. Chris
      Metropulos, Ex.Director; Orthodox Christian Fellowship(OCF), Fr. Kevin
      Scherer, Ex.Director; Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting (EOCS), Mr.
      George Boulukos, Ex.Director and Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM),
      Mr. Kory Warr, President.

      SCOBA Commissions: Ecumenical, Rev.Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald; Social & Moral
      Issues, Dr. Gayle Woloschak; Information Technologies, Mr. Theo Nicolakis
      and Mr. Jamil Samra and Study and Planning, Fr. Nicholas Apostola.

      SCOBA Endorsed Groups: Orthodox Peace Fellowship, Ms.Sherri San Chirico; Zoë
      for Life, Mrs. Paula Kappos; Fellowship of the Transfiguration, Mr. Fred
      Krueger; Project Mexico, Ms. Margaret Yova; and Orthodox Christian
      Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion (OCAMPR) , V.Rev. Nicholas

      The DVD's were produced by SCOBA in cooperation with Greek Orthodox
      Telecommunications (GOTelecom). Sets of two DVD’s may be ordered for $15.00
      which includes postage and handling, from: Greek Orthodox
      Telecommunications, 8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021, Tel:

      * Each parish included within the SCOBA jurisdictions will be receiving a
      complimentary DVD.

      The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas
      8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

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