Delegates to and participants in the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America are urged to make reservations at the Hilton Atlanta as soon as possible.
The AAC will convene on July 20, 2015 and end on July 24.
“Room reservations for the AAC and the 89th annual national convention of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America are filling up quickly, and may be sold out before the June 26 deadline,” according to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary. “The Preconciliar Commission is exploring overflow hotel options, which will be announced on the OCA web site and Facebook should the need arise.”
On-line hotel reservations may be made here. The discounted nightly rate of $124.00 plus tax is guaranteed from July 18-24.
The Youth Department of the Orthodox Church in America, in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. is launching a new on-line program—“Praxis: Christian Life Realized”—for high schoolers, college students, and young adults. The sessions will consist of monthly Google hangouts giving participants an opportunity to engage in a variety of practical topics.
The first session, to be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, will feature Archpriest Timothy Hojnicki, Rector of Holy Apostles Church, Mechanicsburg, PA, who will lead a brief presentation and discussion titled “How to Talk About Your Faith”—that most basic of Christian skills. Space is limited, so register now!
“We anticipate this becoming a regular feature, with different guest speakers every month leading discussions on a different topics,” said Andrew Boyd, OCA Youth Director. “Possible future topics will include making the transition into and out of college, dating as a Christian, faith in the workplace, etc.”
“Our goals are to teach people to “be the bee”, to introduce people to God so they can find Him in everything, everyday, and to practically and concretely live as Orthodox Christians on a daily basis,” added Steven Christoforou, Interim Director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. “Resources like this are a critical part of this important work, especially for those who don’t have easy access to a priest or parish.”
For more information or to suggest topics or guest speakers for future topics, please contact Mr. Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will accompany the members of the Executive Committee.
In order to share with His All-Holiness the overall work of the Assembly of Bishops, particularly as it relates to the achievements of its various committees, the meeting will take place prior to the sixth annual gathering of the Assembly, which will be held in Chicago, IL September 15-17, 2015. Preparations for the upcoming Great and Holy Council, slated to convene in 2016, also will be discussed.
The media release concludes with a request for “the prayers of our faithful for safe travel and fruitful deliberations inspired by the Holy Spirit.”