I cannot say how delighted I was to discover that this September 20-22, in Scranton, PA there will be a conference on the diaconate in the Eastern Catholic Churches. For anyone interested in the diaconate and the minor orders in the Eastern Churches this will be an unique opportunity to gather with others who share a similar interest in order to facilitate an exchange of experiences and ideas. Such gatherings do not present themselves with any frequency. This is likely the first such conference ever to be held with an exclusive focus on the diaconate in these Churches. Hopefully, there will be an excellent turnout for this event and that it will provide a fruitful encounter among the participants of the various Churches. Our Orthodox brothers and sisters should not be shy to attend for they have much to share with us given their experience of the diaconate.
The Diaconate in the
Eastern Catholic Churches
September 20-22, 2018
St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
310 Mifflin Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503
Cost: $200 per person ($250 per couple)
Local Accommodations available for $90 per night.
All meals and materials included.
This three-day Congress on the Diaconate in the Eastern Catholic Churches will be an opportunity for those serving in, preparing for and supporting diaconal ministry in our churches to come together for a time of fellowship and formation across the jurisdictions!
THIS EVENT IS IN HONOR OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RESTORATION OF THE PERMANENT DIACONATE IN THE UNITED STATES
For further detailed information see the following: https://easterndeaconcongress.com