As Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter today, they have resurrected a
movement toward unity in America, where they are divided into a
hodgepodge of overlapping ethnic jurisdictions. On orders from
patriarchs in Constantinople, Russia, Serbia and elsewhere, all Orthodox
bishops in this country are working on a plan for one American Church.
patriarchs say they want to approve such a plan at a yet-unscheduled
Great and Holy Council of global Orthodoxy. The last such council was in
A.D. 787. In 2010, 66 American bishops formed the Assembly of Canonical
Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, to devise the plan.
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