Ancient Faith Radio [AFR] has partnered with the Orthodox Church in America to offer the faithful informative podcasts before and during the 16th All-American Council October 31-November 4, 2011. In advance of the Council, AFR will release a weekly series of interviews with OCA leaders. Various topics related to this important gathering will be discussed.
AFR’s staff will also be on-site at the Council and produce timely recordings of the Council’s proceedings throughout the week.
In the first interview — now posted on the OCA’s web site and AFR’s web site, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah offers a brief history of the All-American Council, explaining its central purpose and his goals and hopes are for this year’s gathering. [Visit http://ancientfaith.com/specials/oca_aac16/the_road_to_seattle_part_1_metropolitan_jonah.]
During the first week of October, His Grace, Bishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West, will discuss his role as host bishop and the significance of convening the Council in the Northwest.
In later podcasts, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, will provide detailed information about the Council, Archpriest John Pierce will discuss Seattle’s relationship to Orthodox Christianity, and Metropolitan Council member Priest John Vitko will outline the Strategic Plan.