SCOBA 2006 Bishops Conference Available Online
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2007
2006 BISHOPS CONFERENCE AVAILABLE ONLINE
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 DVDs 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
The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas
8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021
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