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A Summer of Historic Church Consecrations   Recently updated !

This summer, the hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches were blessed to participate in two church consecrations of particular import and significance to both our regional community and to our Oriental Orthodox communion throughout the world.   First, on the evening of Friday, June 11, 2021, His […]


Letters of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches to the Orthodox Faithful and Government of Eritrea

New York, NY – Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!  At a meeting of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches occurring earlier this month, it was reported to the Standing Conference that the Synod of Eritrea – under pressure from the government of that country – has determined to […]


Letter of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches to the Clergy and the Faithful of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church in North America who are Standing with His Holiness Abune Antonios I

To the Clergy and the Faithful of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church in North America who are Standing with His Holiness Abune Antonios I: Grace and Peace, It was with great joy that we received the news that your group – which represents a significant portion of the priests and […]


Letter to the Eritrean Church

July 23, 2019 To All of the Bishops, Priests, and Faithful of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church – On June 17, 2016 His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, my predecessor in the Presidency of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH), wrote to you expressing our condolences on the repose […]