YONKERS, NY: Registration Opens for St. Vladimir’s Seminary Summer Programs
As announced earlier, from May 26 to June 26, 2013, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will be offering six continuing education programs, of varied and unique interest, including a class for academic credit. Register before May 15, 2013 to have the $50.00 registration fee waived! For a complete listing of programs, registration, and related information, please visit www.svots.edu/events/save-date-summer-programs-svots on the seminary web site.
DIX HILLS, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Octet to sing at Liturgy, Sunday Mission Vespers
The Octet Choir of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, under the direction of Hierodeacon Herman, will visit Saint Andrew Church, 1095 Carlls Straight Path, Dix Hills, NY, for “an extraordinary day of immersion into the musical traditions of the Orthodox Church” on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Choir members will remain at the church after the Sunday morning 9:30 Divine Liturgy, offering the faithful an opportunity to engage with the seminarians. At 5:00 p.m. the choir will sing the responses at Mission Vespers, sponsored by the New York City Deanery. Archpriest Dr. Chad Hatfield, seminary Chancellor, will preside and deliver the homily. A concert of select liturgical pieces will follow, and the seminary bookstore will be available.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: OCA Youth Department Lenten Retreat for Teens, Young Adults and 20-Somethings
WAYNE, NJ: NY/NJ Diocese to Host Overnight Lenten Youth Retreat
MECHANICSBURG, PA: Growing Mission Purchases 14 Acres of Land
With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, and His Grace, Bishop Mark, Administrator, the faithful of Holy Apostles Mission, Mechanicsburg, PA, officially purchased 14 acres of land on which they plan to build their own church building. After a process that lasted nearly two years—through many meetings, tests, and plan revisions—Priest Timothy Hojnicki, Rector, signed the papers for the purchase on March 15, 2013. At the end of the Divine Liturgy on Forgiveness Sunday, a Service of Thanksgiving was celebrated to offer thanks to God for the many gifts with which the community has been blessed. The Mission Council also has called a for a special meeting in May to discuss a potential future building project on the new property. Please keep Father Timothy and the faithful of Holy Apostles Mission in your prayers as they enter into a new and exciting time for their growing parish community. Visit the parish’s web site.