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Ep. No. 200
June 7, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Christ is Risen! I greet you with joy in the name of our Resurrected Lord and Savior!
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,
remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:3)
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:3) With the words of St. Paul, I would like to express to you my great joy and thankfulness for the love, concern, and commitment that you have expressed over the years for the continued growth of the Western American Diocese.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America (1963-2013). This Jubilee will be celebrated during our 17th Annual Diocesan Days gathering which will be held on Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1, 2013, at the Saint Steven’s Cathedral in Alhambra, California.
A beautiful commemorative publication showcasing the rich history of our diocese, its parishes, monasteries, and ministries is in production, and preparations for a full three-day Jubilee celebration are underway.
An event such as this is a great undertaking and will require the help of numerous volunteers and the financial contributions of many generous and supportive donors.
We take this opportunity to appeal to you, a steward of our Diocese and a parishioner of one of our parishes, to support this historically significant occasion in the life of our Diocese. We are seeking sponsors to help underwrite the cost of this event.
We have four categories of sponsorship: Platinum at $5,000, Gold at $2,500, Silver at $1,000, and Bronze at $500. I take this opportunity to ask you to consider making a gift to the Diocese by becoming one of our sponsors this year. If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to Western American Diocese and mail your donation to: Western American Diocese, 1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call our diocesan office at 626-289-9061.
We pray that our Diocesan Days tradition continues to be a most blessed occasion for prayer, fellowship, and witness for the life and work of our beloved Diocese, and once again thank you for your generous support and thoughtful consideration. May the grace, love and the communion of the Holy Trinity be with you and your loved ones as you continue your good works of stewardship in the Western American Diocese.
With brotherly love and esteem in Christ,
Right Reverend Bishop Maxim
Bishop of the Western American Diocese