Miami, FL: A Lecture on Orthodox Psychotherapy by Archimandrite Meletios (Webber)
January 4, 2012
On Wednesday, December 7, at the Eastern American Diocesan Winter Pastoral Conference in Miami, FL, Archimandrite Meletios (Webber; rector of St. John of Shanghai Monastery in Manton, CA) delivered a lecture on the topic of psychotherapy and the importance of implementing Orthodox disciplines in the process of drug addiction recovery. As part of the Pastoral Resources Program, designed to bring similar lectures...

"What can be greater than this?" The Clergy’s Perspective on Serving in Miami
December 12, 2011
The Winter Pastoral Conference, a significant event for diocesan clergy, was held December 6-8 in Miami, FL. The clergy gather to discussion various spiritual and administrative issues, listen to lectures, and spend their time in indispensible brotherly interaction. But the most important element of the pastoral conferences is the joint prayer of their participants...

Miami, FL: Celebration of Metropolitan Hilarion’s Namesday concludes the Winter Pastoral Conference
December 11, 2011
Due to the First Hierarch’s being outside the Diocese on his namesday (November 3), the event was officially celebrated on December 8, the last day of the Winter Pastoral Conference in Miami, FL. The First Hierarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Vladimir’s Church, co-served by his vicars, Their Graces, Bishops George of Mayfield and Jerome of Manhattan, and participants of the clergy conference.

Miami, FL: The Topics of Orthodox Psychotherapy and Dependency were Discussed at the Pastoral Conference
December 10, 2011

The second day of the Winter Pastoral Conference was dedicated to discussion on the topic of an Orthodox approach to psychotherapy and dependency. The discussion began with a lecture from keynote speaker Archimandrite Meletios (Webber – rector of St. John of Shanghai Monastery in Manton, CA), who spoke about Orthodox psychotherapy...

Miami, FL: Clergy Conference Participants visited the Florida Everglades
December 7, 2011

The second half of the first day of the Winter Pastoral Conference was dedicated to touring the city of Miami and visiting the Florida Everglades. The Everglades stretch across hundreds of miles of Florida and are full of wildlife such as alligators, pythons, turtles, and many different types of wild birds. Many of the conference participants have never been to the everglades, and so the airboat rides were a unique opportunity to experience nature firsthand.

Miami, FL: The Winter Clergy Conference began at St. Vladimir’s Church
December 6, 2011
On Tuesday, December 6, on the feast of the Holy Right-Believing Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky, clergy and their spouse from across the Eastern American Diocese gathered at St. Vladimir’s Church in Miami, FL for the official start of the Winter Clergy Conference. At 9:00 AM in the church, diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov served a moleben before the beginning of any good work.

Miami, FL: Met. Hilarion called on the faithful to pray for Patriarch Alexey II on the 3rd anniversary of his repose
December 5, 2011
On Monday, December 5, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, arrived in Miami, FL, to lead the Winter Pastoral Conference of the Eastern American Diocese. His Eminence was greeted in Miami International Airport by Diocesan Secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov and Archpriest Daniel McKenzie...

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