The staff at Antiochian Village report that the beginning of summer has been a blessed one at the Village, where Bishop THOMAS much of mid-June with the staff and campers. Not only has he served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, June 18, along with daily Orthros and Vespers, but he has been active among the youth. While walking the grounds of the camp, he has spent much of his time speaking with the young boys and girls about their experiences. On occasion, Bishop THOMAS will also jump into one of the activities with the campers. His sermons have not only been inspiring, but well received; as campers have already put to use his teachings. The campers have truly responded to Bishop THOMAS in the most loving way, and God willing, he will be visiting the Village as often as possible for the remainder of the summer.
One camper had this to say:
"This morning, Hierarchal Liturgy was celebrated. Bishop Thomas led us through our first liturgy for the summer season at camp, and it turned out to be a beautiful one. All dressed in our best, we were able to have our photographs taken today with photographer Bill. Afternoon programs were as usual, but the evening brought a different outlook on entertainment: Movie Bag Night. Each cabin is given 8 items from their brother or sister cabin, and must make a scene from a movie using those items. It was a fun filled night with a lot of laughs."
More memories of Bishop THOMAS' time at Antiochian Village have been preserved online by the Village here .