BISHOP MAXIM HOSTS THE 4TH MEETING OF THE CANONICAL BISHOPS IN THE WEST COST
On Wednesday, July 30th, 2008, the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the West Coast held their fourth meeting at the Diocesan Headquarters of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Alhambra, California. In attendance were In His Eminence, Metropolitan GERASIMOS (Greek), His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH (Antiochian), His Grace, Bishop BENJAMIN (OCA), and His Grace, Bishop MAXIM (Serbian) along with Fr. John Constantine (St. George Greek Orthodox Church), Rev. Great Economos Michel Najim (St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral), Archdeacon George Shishim (Assistant to His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH). Archpriest Ian MacKinnon, (Chancellor OCA), V. Rev. Michael Senyo (Holy Virgin Mary OCA Cathedral), and V. Rev. Nikola Ceko (Saint Steven's Serbian Cathedral).
At the meeting the following items and dates were decided upon:
Tuesday, October 28, 2008, Pan Orthodox Celebration of St. Paul Julilee
Sunday, November 23, 2008, IOCC Meeting, St. Steven's Cathedral, LA
Sunday of Orthodoxy 2009, St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral, Los Angeles
Wendesday, January 21, 2009, Meeting of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the West, to be held in San Francisco
Meeting of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the West Coast
Western American Diocese of the
Serbian Orthodox Church
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
1. Review of the 2008 Sunday of Orthodoxy.
2. Review of the Youth Gathering held on the Sunday of Orthodoxy.
3. Plans for Sunday of Orthodoxy 2009.
4. Report on the Plans for the Youth Conference for Saturday, August 9, 2008.
5. The matter of the creation of "mission" parishes in our area and the transfer/
acceptance of clergy between our jurisdictions
6. IOCC Event, November, 2008.
7. Question of a "Pan-Orthodox Fellowship" for Older Singles....
8. Pan-Orthodox clergy gatherings for the purpose of continued education.
9. Bishops' Pilgrimage