With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, a practicum for deacons and subdeacons—as well as individuals aspiring to serve in those ministries—will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Church here January 13-15, 2017.
His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa and Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov, Director of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diaconal Vocations Program will lead the sessions.
Advanced registration is required. Forms and additional information are now available on-line.
“A longer annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum is scheduled every summer by the Orthodox Church in America,” said Archdeacon Kirill. “Shorter weekend practicums such as this year’s are scheduled almost every other year at the initiative of Archbishop Benjamin and the Diocese of the West. These workshops facilitate the celebration of divine services in good order and create opportunities for deacons and subdeacons to work together and get to know one another and the hierarchs.”