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The '''Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas''' (SCOBA) is an organization founded in 1960 under the leadership of Archbishop [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America]] and designed to help cooperation among the several Orthodox Christian [[jurisdiction]]s to be found in the Americas.  It acts as a clearinghouse for educational, charitable, and missionary work in the Americas.  Its member hierarchs meet semi-annually for discussion and decisions on inter-Orthodox and ecumenical matters, to review the work of its commissions and dialogues, and to plan future events.
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The '''Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas''' (SCOBA) was an organization founded in 1960 under the leadership of Archbishop [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America]] and designed to help cooperation among the several Orthodox Christian [[jurisdiction]]s to be found in the Americas.  It acted as a clearinghouse for educational, charitable, and missionary work in the Americas.  Its member hierarchs met semi-annually for discussion and decisions on inter-Orthodox and ecumenical matters, to review the work of its commissions and dialogues, and to plan future events.
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By a vote of its members, SCOBA was dissolved in 2010 and its ministries, agencies, etc., assumed into the work of the [[Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America]].
  
 
==Profile==
 
==Profile==
The members of SCOBA are represented by [[archbishop]]s, [[metropolitan]]s, and [[bishop]]s of the [[Orthodox Church]]es in North and South America that are in communion with the four ancient Orthodox [[Patriarchate]]s of [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]], [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]], [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]], and [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]], and those that are in communion with them.  A number of the member jurisdictions are canonically subject to the [[Church of Constantinople]].  Not all jurisdictions on American soil which are in communion with these patriarchates are also members of SCOBA (e.g., the churches in the US belonging to the [[Church of Jerusalem]] or the [[Church of Russia]]).
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The members of SCOBA were represented by [[archbishop]]s, [[metropolitan]]s, and [[bishop]]s of Orthodox churches in North and South America that are in communion with the four ancient Orthodox [[Patriarchate]]s of [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]], [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]], [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]], and [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]], and those that are in communion with them.  Four of the member jurisdictions are canonically subject to the [[Church of Constantinople]].  Not all jurisdictions on American soil which are in communion with these patriarchates were members of SCOBA (e.g., the churches in the US belonging to the [[Church of Jerusalem]] or the [[ROCOR]]).
  
In November of 1994, at the famous [[Ligonier Meeting]] at the [[Antiochian Village]] in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, the hierarchs of SCOBA voted together in terms of forming an Orthodox Church of America, a single [[holy synod]] and church administration for all Orthodox Christians living in America, declaring themselves no longer to be a [[diaspora]] but rather a missionary church.  The outcome of that meeting has yet to come to fruition.
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In November of 1994, at the famous [[Ligonier Meeting]] at the [[Antiochian Village]] in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, the hierarchs of SCOBA voted together in terms of forming an Orthodox Church of America, a single [[holy synod]] and church administration for all Orthodox Christians living in America, declaring themselves no longer to be a [[diaspora]] but rather a missionary church.
  
 
==Members==
 
==Members==
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*[[Orthodox Church in America]]
 
*[[Orthodox Church in America]]
 
*[[Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America and Canada]]
 
*[[Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America and Canada]]
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*[[Russian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
 
*[[Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada]]
 
*[[Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada]]
 
*[[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
 
*[[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
  
==Current Officers==
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==Officers at Dissolution==
 
*Archbishop [[Demetrios (Trakatellis) of America|Demetrios (Trakatellis)]], Chair
 
*Archbishop [[Demetrios (Trakatellis) of America|Demetrios (Trakatellis)]], Chair
 
*Metropolitan [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip (Saliba)]], Vice-Chair
 
*Metropolitan [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip (Saliba)]], Vice-Chair
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*[[Orthodox Christian Fellowship]] (OCF)
 
*[[Orthodox Christian Fellowship]] (OCF)
 
*[[Orthodox Christian Mission Center]] (OCMC)
 
*[[Orthodox Christian Mission Center]] (OCMC)
*[[Orthodox Christian Network]] (OCN)
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*[[Orthodox Christian Network]] (OCN) [http://www.myocn.net/]
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*[[Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry]] (OCPM) [http://www.ocpm-scoba.org/]
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== Commissions ==
 
*[[Orthodox Information Technologies Commission]] (OITC)
 
*[[Orthodox Information Technologies Commission]] (OITC)
 
*[[Orthodox Research Commission]] (ORC)
 
*[[Orthodox Research Commission]] (ORC)
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [http://www.scoba.us/ Official SCOBA website]
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*[http://www.scoba.us/ Official SCOBA website]
* [http://www.ocl.org/Ligonier%20revisited.htm Ligonier revisited]
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*[http://www.ocl.org/Ligonier%20revisited.htm Ligonier revisited]
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*[http://www.schmemann.org/byhim/episcopatus.html On the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas] - by Protopresbyter [[Alexander Schmemann]]
  
 
[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
 
[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
 
[[Category:Organizations]]
 
[[Category:Organizations]]
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[[fr:Conférence permanente des Évêques orthodoxes canoniques des Amériques]]
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[[ro:Conferinţa Permanentă a Episcopilor Ortodocşi Canonici din Americi]]

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The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) was an organization founded in 1960 under the leadership of Archbishop Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America and designed to help cooperation among the several Orthodox Christian jurisdictions to be found in the Americas. It acted as a clearinghouse for educational, charitable, and missionary work in the Americas. Its member hierarchs met semi-annually for discussion and decisions on inter-Orthodox and ecumenical matters, to review the work of its commissions and dialogues, and to plan future events.

By a vote of its members, SCOBA was dissolved in 2010 and its ministries, agencies, etc., assumed into the work of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America.

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Profile

The members of SCOBA were represented by archbishops, metropolitans, and bishops of Orthodox churches in North and South America that are in communion with the four ancient Orthodox Patriarchates of Constantinople, Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, and those that are in communion with them. Four of the member jurisdictions are canonically subject to the Church of Constantinople. Not all jurisdictions on American soil which are in communion with these patriarchates were members of SCOBA (e.g., the churches in the US belonging to the Church of Jerusalem or the ROCOR).

In November of 1994, at the famous Ligonier Meeting at the Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, the hierarchs of SCOBA voted together in terms of forming an Orthodox Church of America, a single holy synod and church administration for all Orthodox Christians living in America, declaring themselves no longer to be a diaspora but rather a missionary church.

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  • Bishop Dimitrios, General Secretary

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