Meeting of the Standing Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches
The Standing Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in America met on Wednesday, April 25, at the Ethiopian Orthodox Archdiocese in Bronx, New York. His Eminence Abune Zekarias, Archbishop of the Ethiopian Church, welcomed the attendees and opened the meeting with a requiem prayer for His Holiness Shenouda III, the late pontiff of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, Very Rev. Fr. Shamoun Asmar and Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun, along with Youth Director Gabriel Bar-Sawme, attended the meeting where the participants discussed a proposed forum on Oriental Orthodox youth, planned for October 2012 in conjunction with the con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy to be held at St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn, NJ. Other topics on the agenda included the annual Christian Churches Together meeting held in Memphis, TN; the Roman Catholic/Oriental Orthodox Dialogue to be held in the Fall; and the annual United Nations Prayer Service.
Updates were also presented by each of the Church’s present.