Diocesan Council Holds Summer Meeting
[July 13, 2012] On June 14, 2012 the Diocesan Council (clergy and laity) met at the Diocesan Administration for its summer session. The meeting began with a prayer and Archbishop Kyrill's report. Archbishop Kyrill shared his concerns regarding the skyrocketing costs of cemetery plots at the Serbian Cemetery in Colma. Costs are forcing many people to seriously consider cremation as an alternative. Archbishop Kyrill notified the Diocesan Council that the Saints Peter and Paul parish in Santa Rosa has purchased 22 acres of land adjacent to their church and are planning to set up a cemetery there.
Archbishop Kyrill proceeded to tell the Council members about the Fort Ross 200th anniversary celebration on August 25, 2012. It is anticipated that Metropolitan Jonah (OCA) will preside together with the First Hierarch of ROCOR, Metropolitan Hilarion, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (MP) and others, including Archbishops Benjamin (OCA) and Justinian (MP). Vladika Kyrill has also invited Bishop Peter of Cleveland to attend. On Sunday, August 26 all the above-mentioned bishops will concelebrate at the Holy Trinity Cathedral (OCA) in San Francisco, and on August 28, the feast of Dormition, at the Holy Virgin "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Cathedral.
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