2006 Diocesan Sobor Concludes

July 12, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA  -   The 20th Diocesan Council/Sobor of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese which was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT concluded today, after three days of prayer, education, deliberation and fellowship. Hosted by the New England Deanery, under the chairmanship of the Very Rev. Luke Mihaly, Dean, the clergy, priest wives, lay delegates and guests, came together as one diocesan family to chart the course of the diocese for the next three years. Some of the important issues addressed by the Sobor were the establishment of a diocesan commission to study the feasibility of a diocesan wide group health insurance plan and the election of lay Board of Trustees members. A highlight of the Sobor, was the attendance of His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in North America at the Sobor. Grand Banquet. Please visit our diocesan website at www.acrod.org in the coming days for an expanded Sobor photogallery.


Matins Gospel Reading: Mark 16:1-8

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