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Diocese of Toledo: St. George Church in Indy Hosts Successful Fall Gathering

This year's Clergy and Laity Fall Gathering, our diocese's annual Delegates' Meeting, was hosted by St. George Church of Indianapolis/Fishers, IN, under the leadership of Fr. Nabil Hanna and with the assistance of Dn. Joseph Hazar. The Fall Gathering (formerly Midwest Delegates Meeting) is an opportunity for our diocese's clergy, lay leaders, teens, and others to meet for spiritual fellowship and to work toward a common vision for the year. This was the best attended Delegates' Meeting in many years, with a total of 203 participants made up of 32 Clergy, 70 youth, 41 Ladies, 32 Young Adults, and 28 Men.

The aim of this gathering was to offer something to every group so that the members of this diocese could come together as a family. The meetings began on Thursday, October 15 and 16 for the Clergy. Sessions were offered on the subject of youth ministry by the Director of the Antiochian Village, Fr. Anthony Yazge, as well as a session by His Grace Bishop Anthony.

The theme for the weekend was "Village at Home," where the staff of the Antiochian Village brought aspects of summer camp to the parish. Aside from the "Village" activities, each group had their business meetings and accomplished good progress.

With many talented, hardworking, and God-loving people in the Midwest, and under the spiritual direction of our beloved Bishop Anthony, whose wisdom and pastoral love inspires us, our diocese was able to grow closer to Christ and return to our individual parishes feeling spiritually renewed and ready to work even harder for the glory of God.

Respectfully submitted by the parish of St George Orthodox Church of Indianapolis

2015 Midwest Fall Meeting Brochure (PDF)1.09 MB