The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America sets out the vision of the goal of its work, when it states:
“…the Assembly is a transitional body. If it achieves its goal, it will make itself obsolete by developing a proposal for the canonical organization of the Church in North and Central America. This proposal will in turn be presented to the forthcoming Great and Holy Council, which will consist of all canonical Orthodox bishops throughout the world. Should this proposal be accepted, it is hoped that the Assembly of Bishops will then come to an end, ultimately to be succeeded by a governing Synod of a united Church in North and Central America.” (see About the Assembly).
Have you personally seen how the work of the Assembly has made an impact nationally, regionally, locally? What are some concrete examples?
How do you believe you can individually help the process make progress?
What are indicators that you look to as a measure of the progress of the Assembly’s work?
What suggestions do you have for the Assembly and its Committees so that it may fulfill its vision?