Hierarchs, advisers reflect on recent North American Episcopal Assembly

On Thursday and Friday, August 26-27, 2010, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, several members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, and advisers met at the Chancery here to begin a series of broader discussions and reflections within the Orthodox Church in America regarding our participation in the Episcopal Assembly process.

According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, “His Beatitude has invited His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion [Alfeyev] of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church and a permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow, to meet at the Chancery on Monday, August 30, to contribute to our reflections prior to future conversations.”

Metropolitan Hilarion will be visiting Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, NY, August 28-29, his first as a member of the school’s Board of Trustees, and concelebrating the Sunday Liturgy with Metropolitan Jonah at Three Hierarchs Chapel.