9th Annual Orthodox Prayer Service and Reception for the United Nations Community
- NEW YORK: 9th Annual Orthodox Prayer Service & Reception for the United Nations Community organized by the Joint Commission of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOBA / SCOOCH) was held on Monday, October 26th at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral, New York. The prayer was presided over by HIS ALL HOLINESS BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch.
Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Chief of Staff of the United Nations Secretary-General read the message from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The message emphasized the urgency in brining people from various faith organizations to join hands in the resolving the global socio-environmental issues. Remarks were made by Strobe Talbott, President of the Brookings Institutions.
The prayer was blessed by heirarchs representing SCOBA & SCOOCH:
Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA):
- The Most Rev. Archbishop Demetrios, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- The Most Rev. Metropolitan Philip, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
- The Most Rev. Metropolitan Christopher, Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
- The Most Rev. Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos, Carpatho Russian Orthodox Diocese in the USA
- The Most Rev. Archbishop Nicolae, Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas
- The Most Rev. Metropolitan Joseph, Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church
- The Most Rev. Metropolitan Jonah, Orthodox Church in America
- The Most Rev. Metropolitan Constantine of Irinoupolis, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
- Archpriest Alexander Abramov, Acting Representative of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA
- The Rt. Rev. Bishop Ilia of Philomelion, Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America
Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH):
- H.E. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
- H.G. Bishop David, Coptic Orthodox Church - Archdiocese of North America
- H.E. Archbishop Mor Cyrial Aphrem Karim - Syrian Orthodox Church in the USA
- H.E. Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho - Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America
- H.E. Archbishop Zecharius, Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Clergy and faithful representing various Orthodox Churches in the US attended the service.
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