Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas

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The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) was an organization of bishops from Orthodox Christian jurisdictions in the Americas. It acted as a clearinghouse for educational, charitable, and missionary work in the Americas. In 2010, it was replaced by the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America.

The members of SCOBA were the archbishops, metropolitan bishops, and bishops of the canonical Orthodox Churches in North and South America. These are churches in full communion with the four ancient Greek Orthodox PatriarchatesEcumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey), Patriach of Antioch (now in Damascus, Syria), Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria (Egypt), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem – and with the Patriarchate of Moscow.

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Agencies[edit]

The main agencies of SCOBA along with their dates of establishment are

  • The Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC), 1960 [1]
  • The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting (EOCS), 1960 [2]
  • The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) 1965, 2001 [3]
  • International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), 1992
  • The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), 1994 [4]
  • The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN), 2003 [5]

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