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Diocese of Miami and the Southeast Parish Life Conference: North Carolina Style

 

by Fr. Nicholas Sorenson

PLC 015-web From June 18 through June 22, 2008, the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast gathered together for its annual Parish Life Conference, presided over by The Right Rev. Bishop ANTOUN. The members of All Saints Church in Raleigh, NC hosted this year’s conference, which was held at The Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Research Triangle Park, NC. The members of All Saints did an excellent job of organizing and managing the conference this year. With 29 parishes sending 175 adult delegates, 37 clergy, 16 clergy wives, 72 teens, and 42 children making a total of 342 attendees, the conference was a resounding success. All of the meetings and activities were well attended as were the worship services. The first Divine Liturgy on Thursday of the conference saw over 220 people and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday (a very special celebration of the host parish’s feast day of All Saints) saw over 350 in attendance. For the youngest and smallest Diocese in our Archdiocese these figures are very encouraging and demonstrate that the Antiochian Orthodox Church is alive and well in the Southeast.

25th Anniversary Celebration Planned for Bishop ANTOUN

His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, Archbishop of New York

Primate of the

Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

The Clergy of the Diocese of Miami and the South East

with the New Chancery Committee

Together with

All the Organizations of the Diocese

Request the pleasure of your company

at

A Grand Banquet

Honoring

The Right Reverend Bishop Antoun

On the 25th Anniversary of his Consecration

To the

Holy Episcopate

St. Stephen Parish Dedicates New Addition

On September 23, 2007 the parishioners of St. Stephen the Protomartyr of South Plainfield, NJ and our pastor, Fr. Stephen Tewfik, welcomed His Grace Bishop ANTOUN for the Dedication of our new facilities.