UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Chicago, IL site of Assembly of Bishops’ Sixth Annual Meeting - September 15-17, 2015
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its sixth annual meeting at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel here September 15-17, 2015.
This year’s meeting will include two sessions devoted to canonical regional planning. In the first of these sessions, the Assembly’s 12 jurisdictional first hierarchs will have an opportunity to offer their comments on a proposal that has been prepared by the Committee for Canonical Regional Planning for submission to the Great and Holy Council in 2016. In the second session, the Assembly’s hierarchs will engage in a facilitated discussion about the proposal. This year’s meeting also includes a working session on pastoral practices of marriage and divorce.
Both hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA serve on various committees of the assembly and hold leadership positions within the working groups and committees. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony serves as Treasurer of the Assembly and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Assembly. His Grace Bishops Daniel serves as a liaison for the Legal Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.
On Tuesday evening, September 15, the Assembly will sponsor a pan-Orthodox youth gathering for high school and college students in the Chicago area at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 North Redwood Drive, Chicago. The program will open with a welcoming orientation at 6:00 p.m. and close at 10:00 p.m.
The agenda for Assembly VI and a flyer for the youth gathering are available in PDF format. The hierarchs of the Assembly request the prayers of all clergy, monastics, and laity for a spiritually fruitful meeting.