20th Diocesan Sobor - Gallery 2 Of 4
The 20th Diocesan Sobor of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. took place from July 9-12, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT. Hosted by the parishes of the New England Deanery, the clergy and faithful of the Diocese enjoyed three days of prayer, deliberations and fellowship. The posted photos show scenes from Monday (July 10)
Delegates in attendance at Monday's first general session.
Dr. Viogan Guroian, Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD spoke to the assembled delegates on the topic, "Orthodox Ministry to the Next Generation in a Hyper- Sexualized Age"
On Monday evening, the clergy were joined by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas for dinner and a presentation regarding the Priest's Pension Plan.
Metropolitan Nicholas opens the first general session of the 20th Diocesan Sobor with his State of the Diocese Report.
Monday evening concluded with Evening Prayers in the Sobor Chapel which were led by Fr. Stephen Loposky, the pastor of St. Mary's Church in Corning, NY.
Michelle Tomko, National Sr. ACRY president addresses the Sobor delegates.
Diocesan Panis in attendance at the Sobor
Rachel Pribish, National Jr. ACRY president addresses the Sobor delegates.
The diocesan priest wives enjoyed each other's company at a special Pani's dinner.
Fr. Michael Ellis, Administrator of Camp Nazareth presents a report about Camp Nazareth.
Following dinner on Monday night, the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Lawrence Barriger, Vice-Chancellor gave an informative power-point presentation on the Davinci Code and the Pseudo Gospel of Judas.