Saturday, October 12, 2013

Clergy Synaxis 2013

On October 4-6 (n. s.), 2013, the annual Clergy Synaxis of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America was held at St. Philaret's Diocesan House in Boston. 

The Synaxis commenced with the diocesan reports made by the hierarchs. Of special interest were the accounts of Metropolitan Makarios and Bishop Gregory of their recent trip to Greece at the invitation of Archbishop Makarios of Athens. 

Fr. Hierodeacon Samuel and Thomas Deretich presented two theological papers, which were followed by a discussion. 

A series of pastoral issues raised by the clergy, as well as by laypeople, were also discussed at length. 

The Synaxis concluded with the hierarchical concelebration at the Church of St. Anna.