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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Archbishop ''' Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America''' ([[July 29]], 1911 - [[April 10]], 2005) was [[primate]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America |Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America ]] from 1959 to 1996, making him the longest serving bishop in that capacity. |+|
'''of America''', , of the Orthodox of Americaof North and America the in .
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|−|He was also the founding president of [[SCOBA]] in 1960 and served thus until his retirement in 1996. Iakovos was well-known for his work to make Orthodoxy visible in American society and for his tireless work in civil rights. The dream and continual struggle of his episcopacy was to see the full union of Orthodoxy in America, to be transfigured from "parochial to Orthodox Christians," as he said at the 1994 [[Ligonier Meeting]]. | |
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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."
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