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The Office of Pastoral Life is honored to announce that His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, will be the guest speaker at our December Synaxis online conference for the clergy of the Orthodox Church in America on Tuesday, December 19, from 2:00-4:00 PM ET. His Beatitude will speak on the topic of “A Practical Approach to Prayer for Clergy” and share a few of his experiences. Come listen to our Metropolitan and be ready to share with your brother clergy in small breakout rooms. Click on the one-minute video link below to listen to a brief word from His Beatitude on the topic. The registration link is also below.

Although the conference begins at 2:00 pm ET, the Zoom meeting will open for fellowship at 1:30 pm ET. After the keynote presentation, registered participants will be divided into groups of four to six clergy and sent to breakout rooms to discuss how the topic relates to the participants and their ministries. The breakout session will last just under 1½ hours with a facilitator in each breakout room. The breakout session is based on the Peer Learning model where the interaction and relationship of the participants form a community of learning focused on priestly and pastoral ministry.

Whether you have enjoyed past Synaxis events or look forward to your first experience, please invite a clergy friend. Registration emails with the Zoom link have been sent to all clergy emails listed in the OCA clergy directory.

The Synaxis clergy online 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 be empowered to fight the good fight of faith. To find out more about the Office of Pastoral Life and its programs for clergy, please email

We look forward to seeing you online at the December Clergy Synaxis!

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