Upcoming Event: The 8th Annual Youth Conference: Women in Oriental Orthodoxy

  The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Youth Association Presents: The 8th Annual Youth Conference Theme: “Women in Oriental Orthodoxy”   Saturday, December 28, 201910:00 AM – 4:00 PMRegistration opens 9:00 AM   St. Mary Coptic School 80 David Street South River, New Jersey 08882     Lunch Included: $20 […]


SCOOCH Delegation meets with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

NEW YORK – Today, August 12, 2019, the President of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) – His Grace Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York & New England and the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America – led delegation of bishops – comprised of […]


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 […]


Oriental Orthodox Unity in Bermuda

St. George’s, Bermuda – Despite being a small country with a total area of roughly 20.6 square miles and a population of approximately 71,000 people, Bermuda is blessed with two longstanding Oriental Orthodox traditions: Ethiopian and Coptic. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the recently elected president of the Standing Conference […]


Spring Meeting of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches

New York – Yesterday, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) convened for its biannual meeting at the Diocesan Center of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church.  After a beautiful morning prayer service in the Armenian Rite, the delegates of SCOOCH were warmly welcomed […]