The Diocese of the South
Orthodox Church in America
Envangelization Luncheon at the 2012 DOS Assembly

June 20, 2012
MAKE DISCIPLES:
A Lunch Discussion on Missions, Evangelism, Discipleship, Church Planting, and Parish Renewal
Sponsored by the Department of Evangelization
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
1PM at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Miami, FL in conjunction with the 2012 DOS Assembly

Lunch provided FOR THOSE WHO RSVP
Clergy, Lay Delegates, and Observers Welcome

RSVP to Fr John Parker at evangelization@oca.org no later than July 4, 2012

See the flyer here.
Upcoming Pilgrimages

June 20, 2012
The Most Reverend Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco, invites all to join him and his flock on an Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Italy: “Ancient and Holy in Italy” October 14 - 27, 2012. Participants of this special pilgrimage will be able to worship at the numerous holy sites of the Ancient Church, attend the Divine Liturgy in the Roman Catacombs and on the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, and to learn about the early history of the church in the West. Also, pilgrims will see the splendid remains of the Byzantine Civilization in Italy and a number of major ruins of the glorious Ancient Rome. More details are available via the websites of the Diocese of the West: http://dowoca.org/ or from Fr. Lawrence Margitich: 707-585-8199 or Lmargitich@sbcglobal.net.
 
In addition to the pilgrimage to Italy, an orthodox Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Israel, West Bank and Jordan) will be offered during this coming Fall as well: “Ancient and Holy in the Holy Land” (Israel and Jordan). October 28 – November 12, 2012

That particular pilgrimage was created as Christian pilgrimage and educational tour. We combine visits to sites of religious significance with stops at places of historical and archaeological importance. The tour will be of benefit to all who have an interest in the Early Church, Monasticism and the Ancient Middle East. Details about that pilgrimage could be found on the website: www.orthodoxtours.com
Ecclesiastical Embriodery Workshop

June 20, 2012
Please see this flyer for information on an Ecclesiastical Embroidery Workshop to be held in North Carolina this September/October.  This is an outstanding opportunity to learn this beautiful art.
Diocesan Assembly Youth Events - UPDATED

June 19, 2012
Please see this flyer for information about the youth program.  Please RSVP by June 29th so reservations and arrangements can be confirmed.  Thank you!  Please contact Lisa Herbert for more information.  
Pentecost Service at Asheville Mission

June 11, 2012
Fr. Christopher Foley traveled to Asheville, NC on Pentecost Sunday in order to serve Pentecost Vespers with the newly formed Asheville Mission Station.  They are a strong committed group who really have a desire to reach out those in Asheville hungry to learn more about the Orthodox Church.  They are currently meeting every week in a store front in West Asheville serving Typica and Reader's Vepsers.  For more information you can contact their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Asheville-Orthodox-Mission-Church/280439548674488.
South Central Deanery June 2012 Meeting

June 11, 2012
June 4, 5, 6

South Central Deanery Meeting

The Southcentral Deanery met this week at St Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church in Denison, Texas. Divine Liturgy was served on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In addition to the usual deanery business Father Marcus Burch, our chancellor, gave a synopsis of the work done in the diocese during the last year and addressed the priests on the episcopal selection process.

It was also our pleasure to have Abbott Gerasim with us for the entire meeting. He was able to speak privately to most of the priests and spoke with the group as a whole, instructing and answering questions. Father Gerasim also met with the parishioners of St Paul's.

The people of St Paul’s Mission provided wonderful hospitality and service making the event a great experience for all of the brethren.