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Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

17th Sunday after Pentecost:
The Exaltation of the Life-giving Cross

TROPARION TO THE LIFE-GIVING CROSS - TONE ONE:
O Lord, save Your people, and bless Your inheritance. Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries; and by the virtue of Your Cross, preserve Your habitation. 

New Study on Orthodox Generosity and Giving to the Church

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released a new study today, "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." The 138-page report is accompanied by a brief summary that shares the highlights of the study. The study was prepared by the Assembly's research coordinator, Alexei Krindatch.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej receives Doctorate Honoris Causa at St. Vladimir’s

Serbian Patriarch Irinej receives Doctorate Honoris Causa at St. Vladimir’s
Serbian Patriarch Irinej receives Doctorate Honoris Causa at St. Vladimir’s
Serbian Patriarch Irinej receives Doctorate Honoris Causa at St. Vladimir’s
Serbian Patriarch Irinej receives Doctorate Honoris Causa at St. Vladimir’s

On Friday evening, September 11, 2015, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and President of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, welcomed His Holiness, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia to the seminary campus, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate during an academic convocation and delivered a well-received lecture. 

Patriarch Irinej’s visit came just days after he presided at the canonization of Saints Sebastian [Dabovich] of San Francisco and Jackson, the first American-born Orthodox priest, and Mardarije [Uskokovic] of Libertyville, the first bishop of the Serbian Diocese in America, which took place in Alhambra, CA on Saturday, September 5.

Symposium in Honor of Newly-Glorified St. Sebastian Dabovich

Symposium in Honor of Newly-Glorified St. Sebastian Dabovich
Symposium in Honor of Newly-Glorified St. Sebastian Dabovich
Symposium in Honor of Newly-Glorified St. Sebastian Dabovich
Symposium in Honor of Newly-Glorified St. Sebastian Dabovich

The festivities of the Nineteenth Diocesan Days gathering of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America continued on Saturday following the Divine Liturgy in which the proclamation of glorification of St. Sebastian Dabovich was read with a symposium luncheon. The symposium was emceed by Fr. Josiah Trenham, pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church (Antiochian) in Riverside, CA and featured several instructive and interesting discussions concerning the life, canonization and icons of St. Sebastian from various special guests.

International Biblical Conference: "Christ of the Sacred Stories"

Faculty of Orthodox Theology has a rare honour to inform the public that, from 10 till 13 September of this year, it will host a major international conference on the relevant topic of contemporary biblical theology, entitled:

The primary importance of this scholarly assembly is reflected through interactive considerations of Christ’s images in the sacred stories of biblical writers and ecclesial traditions, which in a rare manner suits the encountering of Eastern and Western exegetes in the city of everlasting encounter and under the vaults of the school of theology, which in itself comprehends both East and West.

"Fr. Seraphim Was a Whole Man, and Therefore He Was a Healed Man"

"Fr. Seraphim Was a Whole Man, and Therefore He Was a Healed Man"
"Fr. Seraphim Was a Whole Man, and Therefore He Was a Healed Man"
"Fr. Seraphim Was a Whole Man, and Therefore He Was a Healed Man"
"Fr. Seraphim Was a Whole Man, and Therefore He Was a Healed Man"

A Conversation with Fr. Ambrose Young and Mother Theadelphi On Fr. Seraphim Rose

In May of 2012 a seminarian of St. Tikhon's (South Canaan, PA) traveled to the Entrance of the Theotokos Skete in Hayesville, OH in order to interview the chaplain Hieroschemamonk Ambrose Young and the abbess Mother Theadelphi as part of his research for his seminary thesis concerning Fr. Seraphim Rose and the “crucifixion” of his mind as Fr. Seraphim put it—meaning to willingly and obediently humble himself and submit his own sharp mind to the wisdom of the Church.