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The '''[[Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America]]''', founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions.  It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod.  The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."
  
[[Image:John Chrysostom.jpg|100px|left]]Our father among the saints '''[[John Chrysostom]]''' (347-407), [[Archbishop]] of Constantinople, was a notable Christian [[bishop]] and preacher from the fourth and fifth centuries in Syria and Constantinople.  He is famous for eloquence in public speaking and his denunciation of abuse of authority in the Church and in the [[Roman Empire]] of the time. He had notable [[asceticism|ascetic]] sensibilities.
 
  
His final words were "Glory be to God for all things!"  After his death he was named '''Chrysostom''', which comes from the Greek ''chrysostomos'', "golden-mouthed." The [[Orthodox Church ]]honors him as a [[saint]] ([[feast day]], [[November 13]]) and counts him among the [[Three Holy Hierarchs]] (feast day, [[January 30]]), together with Saints [[Basil the Great]] and [[Gregory the Theologian]].
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He is also recognized by the [[Roman Catholic Church]], which considers him a saint and Doctor of the Church, and the [[Church of England]], both of whom commemorate him on [[September 13]].  His [[relics]] were stolen from Constantinople by Crusaders in 1204 (commemorated on [[January 27]]) and brought to Rome, but were returned on [[November 27]], 2004, by [[Pope]] [[John Paul II]].   
 
 
 
'''''Recently featured:''' [[Filioque]], [[Theotokos]], [[Basil the Great]], [[Autocephaly]] . Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented every '''Friday'''.''
 

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The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."


Recently featured: Raphael Morgan, Holy Week, Georges Florovsky, Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria, Paschal Homily, Pachomius the Great. View all featured articles.