Diocesan Readers & Deacons Retreat
Friday Dec 17 - Sunday Dec 19, 2004
The Annual Diocesan Readers, Sub-deacons & Deacon's Retreat takes each year in December at Christ the Savior Seminary and Cathedral in Johnstown PA. Instituted by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, the annual encounter affords our Diocesan Readers, Sub-deacons and Deacons the opportunity to gather together to reflect upon their vocations in the Church.
This year's retreatmaster was the Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias, Pastor of St. John The Baptist Church, East Pittsburgh, PA. A special guest for the weekend's festivities was His Grace, Bishop Nikolai, of the Russian Orthodox Church of Alaska (OCA) who is a graduate of Christ the Saviour Seminary..
Metropolitan Nicholas Presents His Grace, Bishop Nikolai With A Panagia
Group Photo of Retreat Participants Following Sunday's Hierarchichal Divine Liturgy Which Was Celebratated By His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas and His Grace, Bishop Nikolai
Archon Frank Finui and Wife Wilma Were Honored By His Eminence For Their Many Years of Service To the Diocese.
His Grace, Bishop Nikolai Presents His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas With A Relic and An Icon of St. Herman of Alaska.