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.


Epistle Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-5:5

Gospel Reading: Mark 12:38-44

Synaxis of the 70 Holy Apostles; Our Righteous Father Theoctistus, Abbot of Cucomo in Sicily; Forefeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Zosimos the Monk and Athanasios the Notary; Righteous Apollinaria the Senator; Martyrs Chrysanthos and Euphemia; Righteous Euthymios the Younger; New Martyr Onuphrios; Righteous Euthymios of Vatopedi; Righteous John Scholarios

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