OCA Synod Gathers for Retreat, Discusses Upcoming Episcopal Assembly

May 8, 2010

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] — The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America gathered for a spiritual retreat and discussions on pending matters in Colorado Springs, CO April 27-29, 2010.

The retreat was led by Archimandrite Meletios of the Monastery of Saint John of San Francisco, Manton, CA, on the spiritual impact of a variety of pastoral matters.

In the course of its discussions, the members of the Holy Synod considered their participation in the upcoming Episcopal Assembly in New York May 25-27, 2010. All active bishops of the Orthodox Church in America are planning to participate in this assembly, to which they have been invited.
The Holy Synod also formally endorsed the work of FOCUS North America in its efforts to support charitable outreach ministries on this continent. In addition, the Holy Synod discussed possible episcopal candidates.

The hierarchs participated in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost at Theophany Church in Colorado Springs, Priest Anthony Karbo is the Rector and Dean of the Colorado Deanery of the Diocese of the West.

Source: http://www.oca.org/news/2138

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