American Orthodox History

American Orthodox History

Bishop Basil and the Episcopal Assembly

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Matthew Namee talks with His Grace Bishop Basil, the newly elected Secretary of the Episcopal Assemblies. We learn of his impressions of the historic May 26-28 gathering in New York as well as the assignment he has been given to coordinate the work of the committees that will be formed leading up eventually to a Great and Holy Council.

Announcer: On May 26th-28th in New York City, a historical gathering of Orthodox bishops occurred that was called the Episcopal Assembly. Fifty-five bishops from every jurisdiction were together with the goal of correcting, eventually, a canonical anomaly. At this Episcopal Assembly, Antiochian Bishop Basil from Wichita was elected the secretary with an assignment whose scope belies the title. The Secretariat, which will report to Bishop Basil, will…


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