Western American Diocese
Western American Diocese
Pastoral Retreat Fall, 2018

With the blessing of His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America the Fall clergy conference of the Western American Diocese will be held at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle, WA, from the 12 to the 14 of November, 2018. 

The clergy conference is being combined with the Diocesan-wide observance of the Centennial of the Martyrdom of Holy Royal Martyr Nicholas II of Russia and His August Family, which is being held in Seattle on Tuesday November 13. The key-note speaker will be Professor Russel Martin. Details to come. 


Monday Nov 12

1:00pm – Opening molieben (Church)

1:30pm – Welcoming remarks by Bishop Theodosiy

2:00pm – Presentation: The Necessity of Monarchy in an Orthodox Christian Society by Prof. Russell Martin

4:00pm – Light Tea

5:00pm – Vigil for the Royal Matryrs 

Tuesday, Nov 13

8:30am: Greeting of the Bishop & Hierarchal Divine Liturgy (Serving clergy to be assigned by ArchBishop)

11:30am:  Lunch

1:30pm: Presentation: Embracing our Cultural Differences by ArchPr Boris Henderson and ArchPr Martin Person

4:00pm: Pastoral discussion: New prayers for miscarriage  

5:15pm: Light Tea

6:00pm: Litya for the Departed

6:30pm: Keynote Presentation: Royal Martyrs of Russia by Prof Russell Martin (open to public)

7:30pm: Banquet (open to public)

Wednesday, Nov 14

8:00am: Divine Liturgy (priest or priests to serve designated by Archbishop)

9:30am: Breakfast

10:30am: Report on the 100 year Pilgrimage to Ekaterinburg by ArchPr George Kurtow

12:00N Thanksgiving molieben; Luncheon and departures

 Vestment color: red.

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