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The Office of Pastoral Life is pleased to announce the December Pastoral Life Synaxis for the beloved clergy of the Orthodox Church in America on Tuesday, December 14th at 2:00 pm EST. His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Fort Worth and Auxiliary to the Diocese of the South will give the opening address. These Zoom conferences are intended to nurture spiritual brotherhood by offering a meeting place for our clergy to learn from one another, to support one another, and to be strengthened by their contact with one another, so that they may all better fight the good fight of faith.
Although the conference will begin at 2:00 pm, the conference will be open for fellowship at 1:30 pm. After the key note address, registered participants will be divided into groups of six or seven and sent to breakout rooms. The breakout session will be 1½ hours long with a facilitator placed in each breakout room. The breakout session is based on the model of Peer Learning where the interaction and relationship of the participants form a community of learning focused on priestly and pastoral ministry.