Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest
Welcome to the Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest, part of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in America. The Diocese of Eagle River is administered by His Eminence Archbishop Joseph as locum tenens, and includes more than 20 parishes and missions in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Saskatchewan, and Washington.
For information pertaining to Archbishop Joseph and administration of the Diocese, please visit the Diocese of Los Angeles web page.
You are Invited to the Eighth Annual
Orthodox Men's Retreat of St. John the Baptist
Theme: “How do Orthodox Christians Evangelize?"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Fr. Joseph Huneycutt
April 8-10, 2011
Sanctum Retreat Centre
Caroline, Alberta, Canada
All men of good faith are invited to the annual Orthodox Men’s Retreat of St. John the Baptist, which will be held from April 9-11, 2011 at the Sanctum Retreat Centre, Caroline, Alberta, Canada. The fee for this years retreat is $200.00 to $300.00 per individual, depending on the room (see attached).
The theme of this years retreat will be “How do Orthodox Christians Evangelize?” The quest speaker for this years retreat will be Reverend Father Joseph Huneycutt.
Further to the Retreat schedule, we would like to emphasize that there will be ample time for quite time meditation and prayer, and to take full advantage of the retreat venue, while taking in the serene surroundings. There are hot tubs available, bring along your swimming trunks. Website http://www.sanctumretreat.ca/home.htm.
For more information, please see the attached documents.
Below are the deadlines and contact information for the 2011 Creative Arts Festivals, Oratorical Festival and Bible Bowl for the Dioceses of Los Angeles and Eagle River. For more information and resources pertaining to the Creative Festivals, please visit www.antiochian.org/festivals.
For the Dioceses of Toledo, Ottawa, Charleston and New York, and Los Angeles and Eagle River, the Fourth of July holiday weekend ushered in the long-planned for Parish Life Conferences. With the Creative Festivals, liturgical worship, fellowship, and special speakers as the reward, the faithful of each diocese traveled long distances to convene over the holiday weekend. In Tucson, Arizona, the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West met at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, thanks to the hard working parishioners of Fr. Philip Nixon's parish, Holy Resurrection. Attendees were also able to sign up for day tours to two sacred Arizona sites, St. Anthony's and St. Paisius' Monasteries.
Recently, Bishop Basil spoke with AFR correspondent Matthew Namee about the historic assembly of bishops which took place in the week following Pentecost. His Grace was elected Secretary of the Assembly. Below are excerpts from the interview, which can be found here in full:
"The bishops delighted in being together and doing the work of the Church."
"The ultimate task was to prepare the Orthodox (Church) of this region...to constitute itself as a canonical, single Church.…It is a huge task, one that a vast majority of Orthodox Christians in America have been praying for, hoping for, talking about, for a long, long time."
"It’s as if the Mother Churches have said to us, ‘Look, you have been asking for this. Before we give it to you, we would like to know, what is your plan?’"
"We were blessed by the work of SCOBA….the work of the Episcopal Assembly was made quite easy by the 50 years of preparation."
"The Episcopal Assembly is comprised of every Orthodox bishop, not just the primates. We had 55 in attendance, (in New York) where the maximum of SCOBA members would have been 8."
Ancient Faith Radio has also posted an extensive interview with Fr. Mark Arey, General Secretary of SCOBA, titled Unraveling the Episcopal Assembly. Additionally, Antiochian.org has compiled a summary of online Assembly articles.
The servant of God, Fr. Thomas Moffatt, fell asleep in the Lord at his home in Anchorage, Alaska, early Tuesday morning on September 2nd. He was buried at the Cemetery of St. John Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska, on Saturday, September 13. Please remember Fr. Thomas in your prayers. Condolences may be sent to Lynn Moffatt & Family, 7151 Beaumont Cir., Anchorage, AK 99502.