2019 SCHOOCH Fall Meeting

20 Sep

On September 19, 2019 – His Eminence Mor Silvanos Ayub, Archbishop of the of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church, hosted the Fall Meeting of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches. The meeting was held at the Mor Aphrem Center of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese. All members of the SCOOCH were present and a variety of issues were addressed at the meeting, including ecumenical dialogue with the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches, missionary outreach to the African-American community, the upcoming SCOOYA Youth Conference scheduled for December 28, and regional con celebrations of the Divine Liturgy in the New York area on October 12 and in the Philadelphia area on November 2. The present crises in India, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, and elsewhere in the Middle East were also discussed, and prayers were offered for the Orthodox faithful throughout the world.