January 4, 2007: Open house at new chancery
On Thursday, January 4, 2007, an open house was held at the new Chancery of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic for all parishioners. Fr. Olof Scott, pastor of St. George Cathedral in Charleston, West Virginia, blessed the home before guests arrived. Over 100 parishioners toured the Chancery between 3 and 7:30 p.m. The Ladies Guild co-hosted the open house with Bishop THOMAS, Fr.Olof and Khouriyee Eva. The ladies of the church served punch, coffee and homemade sweets. Among the visitors were Fr. John Dixon from Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Huntington, WV, and two monks from the Holy Cross Hermitage in West Virginia.
The St. George parish purchased the chancery and furnishings which is located in the Kanawha City area of Charleston, WV. A committee volunteered their services to decorate the house. Organizations and several parishioners made donations towards room furnishings and accessories.
For those who were unable to attend the open house, Sayedna’s door is always open. “This home is your home, too,” said Bishop THOMAS as he greeted his visitors.