With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, a practicum for deacons and subdeacons — and those aspiring to serve in those ministries — has been scheduled for January 13-15, 2017. The divine services and workshops will be held at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Phoenix AZ. His Grace, Bishop Daniel and Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov will lead the sessions. Registration is required and more information is available on the registration form here.
A longer annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum is scheduled every summer by the Orthodox Church in America. Shorter weekend practicums such as this year’s are scheduled almost every other year at the initiative of His Eminence in the Diocese of the West. These workshops facilitate the celebration of the divine services in good order and create opportunities for deacons and subdeacons to work together and get to know one another and the hierarchs.
For questions, please contact Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov at firstname.lastname@example.org.