Plans for 21st Diocesan Sobor Announced
May 22, 2009
SOUTH BOUND BROOK, NJ - Information pertaining to the 21st Diocesan
Council/Sobor, which will be held July 12-15, 2009, has been sent out to all
Diocesan parishes recently. This event will be hosted by the parishes of the New
The headquarters for the 21st Council will be the Ukrainian Cultural Center
in South Bound Brook, NJ, with delegates and guests being lodged at the Holiday
Inn Somerset, 195 Davison Avenue, Somerset-less than ½ mile away. South Bound
Brook is the Diocesan center for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and
delegates will have the opportunity to see all of their wonderful facilities,
including their Consistory Building, Seminary, Memorial Church, Cemetery and.
In light of the financial concerns that have had an impact on all aspects of
our lives-including our parochial activities-the Sobor Committee has attempted
to present an overall package to you that will be affordable and economical.
A room rate of $89 per night (plus tax) for accommodations with either one
king or two double beds has been arranged. To secure this special rate, room
reservations can be made by calling the Holiday Inn Somerset at (732) 356-1700.
Rooms should be booked under the group code "CRO." Reservations must be made by
June 9, 2009. Please note that the Holiday Inn Somerset will accept person
checks as well as church checks as payment for your room.
If delegates plan on flying to New Jersey, please note that the Liberty
International Airport in Newark is approximately a 40 minute drive from South
Bound Brook. The Sobor Committee will try to arrange ground transportation for
Please remember that it is mandatory for every delegate to purchase a meal
package. There will be no refunds issued. The cost of the meal package is $200
per person. This covers 7 meals-including a Sunday Evening Buffet. All meals
will be served at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. Kindly use the enclosed form to
order your meal packages. This should be send with a check payable to: 21st
Diocesan Council to:
Father Andrew Fetchina
211 W. Grand Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
We ask that you note that the deadline for this is June 9, 2009.
A Commemorative Journal that will be compiled for the meeting of the Diocesan
Council. The ads will be simple listings: a Gold Sponsor ($150) and a Silver
Sponsor ($100) will assist in raising revenues that will be used to help defray
the many expenses that we will incur in hosting the Sobor. Checks for ads should
also be made payable to "21st Diocesan Council" and sent by May 25, 2009
Father Michael Chendorain
64 Beach Street
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Any questions pertaining to any aspect of the 21st Diocesan Council can be
directed to Protopresbyter Michael Rosco, Council Chairman, at (732) 826-4442.