Third OCA Pastoral Conference to be Held June 2-4 at St. Tikhon Monastery, Seminary

Saint Tikhon Monastery and Seminary here will be the site of the third pastoral conference for clergy of the Orthodox Church in America June 2-4, 2004.

With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops, the conference will be sponsored by the OCA’s Department of Pastoral Life and Ministry.

The general theme of the conference will address the nature of Orthodox pastoral life in America in the 21st century. Presentations will be offered by Metropolitan Herman; members of the Holy Synod of Bishops; OCA clergy; and other speakers. In addition to formal sessions, a variety of pastoral issues will be explored in small group discussions and encounters.

Registration forms have been sent to all OCA clergy, together with housing information. Deadline for registration is May 10, 2004.

Additional information, including the final schedule of events, will be sent to all clergy in advance of the opening date.

For further information contact the Very Rev. Alexander Garklavs, Chairman of the Department of Pastoral Life and Ministry, at 516/483-3649 or via e-mail at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).