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His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP Hosts Annual Seminarian Dinner

 

animatedOn Tuesday October 30, 2007, more than 35 Antiochian seminarians and spouses gathered at the Archdiocese Headquarters in Englewood, New Jersey for the annual Seminarian dinner which is hosted by His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP. The evening began with the celebration of Vespers in the Chapel of St. John Chrysostom. Following Vespers, everyone gathered in the main dining room for the group photo, which was followed by a wonderful dinner.

After dinner, His Eminence addressed the assembled group. He spoke to them about their future ministries, and the urgent need to preserve the unity of the Archdiocese in North America, as well as making real progress toward Orthodox unity in North America. At the end of the evening, His Eminence met privately with each of the third-year students who will graduate in 2008, and discussed matters which are important to their future. This year, the Antiochian Archdiocese has more than 25 students studying at the three
Orthodox seminaries: St. Vladimir in Crestwood, New York; St. Tikhon in South Canaan, Pennsylvania; and Holy Cross in Brookline, Massachusetts. Eight of these seminarians are scheduled to graduate in 2008.

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