His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will be among some five dozen Orthodox Christian hierarchs representing jurisdictions across the US attending the seventh annual meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America here October 4-6, 2016.
According to the Assembly web site, this year’s meeting will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of Saint Mary, Livonia, MI on Tuesday, October 4.
The hierarchs will focus their work on the central mandates of the Assembly, namely, the need to identify ways to resolve canonical, administrative, and organizational concerns and the need to enhance a common and united witness of the Orthodox Church in the USA. Representatives of Assembly agencies have been asked to discuss ways by which they may cooperatively advance their transformational service to the Church and society.
The gathering also will feature an informational forum on religious liberty and a discussion related to the status of the Assembly of Bishops in light of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church convened in Crete in June 2016.
The public agenda is available on-line.