Talk:Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

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I agree that it is notable that bishops from all jurisdictions, including ROCOR, are participants in the GA. However, I question the validity of pointing out that this is a difference from SCOBA. If I understood my local clergy correctly, ROCOR was part of SCOBA at the beginning, and it was only recently that their participation was blocked (and OCA, which had previously been excluded was now included).

My suggestion is to drop the sentence noting ROCOR's inclusion as a difference from SCOBA.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jkotinek (talkcontribs) .

The ROCOR was never a part of SCOBA. Indeed, when it was founded in 1960, there was no way you'd be able to get both the Metropolia (who were founding members) and the ROCOR in the same room. In fact, it was only just a couple of years ago that the MP bishop became a part of SCOBA. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 15:10, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

List of 55 Hierarchs

I propose we include the full list of the 55 hierarchs that were present, in the article. I have produced the list below, preserving the order of bishops' names from the official release.

I have provided OrthodoxWiki links to all the Bishops that I was able to identify (since only their first names were provided in the official release); if someone could kindly double check the links below for accuracy against the official list (again, the order is the same), I would appreciate it. I have bolded those names I was not able to identify, or whose full title I could not determine.

Would be nice to have an article on all 55 hierarchs in OW. Thx. Angellight 888 05:17, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

"Of the sixty-six Hierarchs in the region, the following 55 were present at this Assembly:"

  1. Archbishop Demetrios (Trakatellis) of America, Chairman
  2. Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of New York, Vice Chairman
  3. Archbishop Justinian (Ovchinnikov) of Naro-Fominsk, Vice Chairman
  4. Bishop Basil (Essey) of Wichita, Secretary
  5. Archbishop Antony (Scherba) of Hierapolis, Treasurer
  6. Metropolitan Iakovos (Garmatis) of Chicago
  7. Metropolitan Constantine (Bahan) of Irinoupolis
  8. Metropolitan Athenagoras (Aneste) of Mexico
  9. Metropolitan Methodios (Tournas) of Boston
  10. Metropolitan Isaiah (Chronopoulos) of Denver
  11. Metropolitan Nicholas (Smisko) of Amissos
  12. Metropolitan Alexios (Panagiotopoulos) of Atlanta
  13. Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia
  14. Metropolitan Nicholas (Pissare) of Detroit
  15. Metropolitan Gerasimos (Michaleas) of San Francisco
  16. Metropolitan Evangelos (Kourounis) of New Jersey
  17. Metropolitan Paisios (Loulourgas) of Tyana
  18. Archbishop Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto
  19. Bishop Christophoros (Rakintzakis) of Andida
  20. Bishop Vikentios (Malamatenios) of Apameia
  21. Bishop Savas (Zembillas) of Troas
  22. Bishop Andonios (Paropoulos) of Phasiane
  23. Bishop Ilia (Katre) of Philomelion
  24. Bishop Hilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton
  25. Bishop Andriy (Peshko) of Krateia
  26. Bishop Demetrios (Kantzavelos) of Mokissos
  27. Bishop Daniel (Zelinskyy) of Pamphilon (UOC-USA)
  28. Bishop Antoun (Khouri) of Miami
  29. Bishop Joseph (Al-Zehlaoui) of Los Angeles
  30. Bishop Thomas (Joseph) of Charleston and Oakland
  31. Bishop Mark (Maymon) of Toledo
  32. Bishop Alexander (Mufarrij) of Ottawa
  33. Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) of New York
  34. Bishop Job (Smakouz) of Kashira (Patriarchal Parishes in Canada)
  35. Bishop Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Montreal
  36. Bishop Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland
  37. Bishop Theodosius (Ivashchenko) of Seattle
  38. Bishop George (Schaefer) of Mayfield
  39. Bishop Jerome (Shaw) of Manhattan
  40. Metropolitan Christopher (Kovacevich) of Midwestern America
  41. Bishop Maxim (Vasilijevic) of Western America
  42. Archbishop Nicolae (Condrea) of Chicago
  43. Bishop Ioan Casian (Tunaru) of Vicina
  44. Metropolitan Joseph (Bosakov) of America and Australia
  45. Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington
  46. Archbishop Nathaniel (Popp) of Detroit
  47. Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim) of Ottawa
  48. Bishop Nikon (Liolin) of Boston
  49. Bishop Tikhon (Mollard) of Philadelphia
  50. Bishop Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco
  51. Bishop Melchisedek (Pleska) of Pittsburgh
  52. Bishop Alejo (Pacheco y Vera) of Mexico City
  53. Bishop Irineu (Duvlea) of Dearborn Heights
  54. Bishop Irénée (Rochon) of Quebec City
  55. Bishop Michael (Dahulich) of New York

The article is about the body, not solely about the first meeting of that body. If we put this list in now, then we'd have to include another next year, etc. I say we leave it out and just link to the officially published documents. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 15:10, June 15, 2010 (UTC)
Good point, sounds good. Thanks father. :) Angellight 888 21:26, June 15, 2010 (UTC)