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{{orthodoxyinamerica}}The '''Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas''' (SCOBA) is 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 acts acted as a clearinghouse for educational, charitable, and missionary work in the Americas. Its member hierarchs meet 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.
The By a vote of its members of , SCOBA are represented by [[archbishop]]s, [[metropolitan]]s, and [[bishop]]s of the [[Orthodox Church]]es was dissolved in North 2010 and South America that are in communion with the four ancient Orthodox [[Patriarchate]]s of [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]], [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]]its ministries, [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]]agencies, and [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]]etc., and those that are in communion with them. A number of assumed into 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 work of SCOBA (i.e., the churches in the US belonging to the [[Church Episcopal Assembly of Jerusalem]] North and the [[Church of RussiaCentral America]]).
In November ==Profile==The members of 1994SCOBA were represented by [[archbishop]]s, at the famous [[Ligonier meetingmetropolitan]] at the s, and [[Antiochian Villagebishop]] s of Orthodox churches in North and South America that are in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, communion with the hierarchs four ancient Orthodox [[Patriarchate]]s of [[Church of SCOBA voted together in terms Constantinople|Constantinople]], [[Church of forming an Orthodox Antioch|Antioch]], [[Church of AmericaAlexandria|Alexandria]], a single and [[holy synodChurch of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]] , and church administration for all Orthodox Christians living those that are in America, declaring themselves no longer communion with them. Four of the member jurisdictions are canonically subject to be a the [[diasporaChurch of Constantinople]] but rather a missionary church. The outcome Not all jurisdictions on American soil which are in communion with these patriarchates were members of that meeting has yet SCOBA (e.g., the churches in the US belonging to come to fruitionthe [[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.
== Members == 
*[[Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America]]
*[[American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese]]
*[[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]]
*[[Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox ChurchDiocese of the USA, Canada and Australia]]
*[[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]
*[[Orthodox Church in America]]
*[[Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America and Canada]]
*[[Russian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
*[[Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada]]
*[[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
 == Current officers Officers at Dissolution== *Archbishop [[DEMETRIOS Demetrios (Trakatellis) of America|Demetrios (Trakatellis)]], Chair*Metropolitan [[PHILIP Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip (Saliba)]], Vice-Chair*Metropolitan CHRISTOPHER[[Christopher (Kovacevich) of Midwestern America|Christopher (Kovacevich)]], Secretary*Metropolitan NICHOLAS[[Nicholas (Smisko) of Amissos|Nicholas (Smisko)]], Treasurer 
== Staff ==
 *Bishop DIMITRIOSDimitrios, General Secretary 
== Agencies ==
 
*[[Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting]] (EOCS)
*[[International Orthodox Christian Charities]] (IOCC)
*[[Orthodox Christian Fellowship]] (OCF)
*[[Orthodox Christian Mission Center]] (OCMC)
*[[Orthodox Christian Network]] (OCN)[http://www.myocn.net/]*[[Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry]] (OCPM) [http://www.ocpm-scoba.org/]== Commissions ==*[[Orthodox Information Technologies Commission]] (OITC) *[[Orthodox Research Commission]] (ORC)
== External links ==
*[http://www.scoba.us/ Official SCOBA website]*[http://www.ocl.org/Ligonier%20revisited.htm Ligonier revisited]*[http://www.schmemann.org/byhim/episcopatus.html On the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas] - by Protopresbyter [[Alexander Schmemann]]
[http[Category://www.oca.org/pages/orth_chri/Orthodox-Churches/scoba/index.html SCOBAJurisdictions]] on the website of the [[httpCategory://www.oca.org Orthodox Church in AmericaOrganizations]]
[http[fr://www.ocl.org/Ligonier%20revisited.htm Ligonier revisitedConférence permanente des Évêques orthodoxes canoniques des Amériques]] [[Categoryro:JurisdictionsConferinţa Permanentă a Episcopilor Ortodocşi Canonici din Americi]]
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