Diocesan Council Meeting

Ep. No. 221
June 10, 2014


Following the ancient Tradition of the Church, in the spirit of Her conciliar nature, and in accordance with Article 21 point 3 of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, We hereby summon the Annual Assembly of the Diocese of Western America to be held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Diocesan Days Gathering at Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Mission, 604 Mission Blvd., Jackson, California from Friday, August 29th  to Sunday, August 31st, 2014. The Assembly of the Diocese is comprised of:

1.      The Bishop
2.      Active Clergy, both orders
3.      Presidents of all Church-School Congregations or their Alternates
4.      Members of the Diocesan Council
5.      Members of Auditing Board
6.      One Elected delegate from each Church-School Congregation
7.      Two representatives of the Federation of Circle of Serbian Sisters of the Diocese

With this letter, please be advised that the Diocesan Council Meeting will take place on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Saint Sava Mission in Jackson, California. The Agenda for this meeting is enclosed. If you wish to add any items to this agenda, please contact our Diocesan office at 626-289-9061 or email westsrbdio@gmail.com.

If you are unable to attend and wish to request a blessing to be excused, please send a letter of request to His Grace, Bishop Maxim at our Diocesan Office address as soon as possible. An alternate council member will then be contacted and asked to attend.

Please see the enclosed schedule for the services, lectures, and workshops that have been scheduled throughout the weekend.

Let us approach these gatherings of clergy and laity with joy and gladness and with the hope that God will grant us a productive and prosperous Assembly.  We anticipate that every delegate will fully participate in not only the work of our Assembly, but most importantly in the Divine Services and Holy Eucharist.

                                                                                                          With Archpastoral Blessings,    
                                                                                Bishop MAXIM

                                                                                                          BISHOP OF WESTERN AMERICA


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