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Diocesan Council Meeting



Ep. No. 176
June 29, 2015

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE DIOCESAN COUNCILOF
THE WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Following the ancient Tradition of the Church, in the spirit of Her conciliar nature, and in accordance with Article 21 point 3 of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, We hereby summon the Annual Assembly of the Diocese of Western America to be held in conjunction with the 19th Annual Diocesan Days Gathering and the Celebration of the lives of two new American Saints, Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije, which will be held at Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Alhambra, California from Friday, September 4th to Sunday, September 6th, 2015.

 The Assembly of the Diocese is comprised of:

1.      The Bishop
2.      Active Clergy, both orders
3.      Presidents of all Church-School Congregations or their Alternates
4.      Members of the Diocesan Council
5.      Members of Auditing Board
6.      One Elected delegate from each Church-School Congregation
7.      Two representatives of the Federation of Circle of Serbian Sisters of the Diocese

With this letter, please be advised that the Diocesan Council Meeting will take place on Friday, September 4th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral  in  Alhambra, California in the Cathedral Library. The Agenda for this meeting is enclosed. If you wish to add any items to this agenda, please contact our Diocesan office at 626-289-9061 or email secretary.westsrbdio@gmail.com.

If you are unable to attend and wish to request a blessing to be excused, please send a letter of request to His Grace, Bishop Maxim as soon as possible. An alternate council member will then be contacted and asked to attend.

The Schedule of Events, Registration Forms, Hotel and other information can be found on our website at http://westsrbdio.org/en/canonization.

Let us approach these gatherings of clergy and laity with joy and gladness and with the hope that God will grant us a productive and prosperous Assembly.  We anticipate that every delegate will fully participate in not only the work of our Assembly, but most importantly in the Divine Services and Holy Eucharist.

With Archpastoral Blessings,  

BISHOP MAXIM

BISHOP OF WESTERN AMERICA
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