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NEWS RELEASE - Jubilee Celebration: Freedom to Pursue the Faith

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    NEWS RELEASE û August 21, 2013 Jubilee Celebration of the Western American Diocese: Freedom to Pursue the Faith Alhambra, CA û On August 30 through September
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 23 9:30 AM
      NEWS RELEASE – August 21, 2013

      Jubilee Celebration of the Western American Diocese: Freedom to Pursue
      the Faith
      Alhambra, CA – On August 30 through September 1, 2013, the Western
      American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South
      America will hold its annual Diocesan Days gathering. This year Diocesan
      Days will mark several momentous anniversaries: 50 years of the founding
      of the Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian
      Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, and 1700 years of the Edict of
      Milan.

      Events will include a Saturday morning symposium, which will focus on
      the freedom to pursue our faith since the time of Constantine 1700 years
      ago and how to better live a spiritual life. Symposium speakers will be
      Hieromonk Iakovos of Simonopetra, Mt. Athos, the V. Rev. Dr. John
      Erickson of St. Vladimir Seminary, and Dr. James Skedros of Holy Cross
      Seminary. An open question and answer session will follow their
      presentations.

      "We look forward to welcoming our Diocesan community and all
      interested persons to our celebration," said Bishop Maxim. "This
      promises to be a time filled with fellowship and spiritual reflection.
      Diocesan Days event provides space for celebration, dialogue and
      reflection through common prayer and symposia, theological
      conversations, workshops, the American landscape exhibit, the wine and
      beer symposiums…"

      "The programme is made up of a rich offering of events intended to
      maximize sharing among participants – to deepen their experience of
      faith and fellowship, to increase their knowledge of ecclesial truths
      and to provide space for entertainment."

      Other highlights of Diocesan Days will be an exhibition of recently
      completed American landscapes in an abstract Byzantine style by Fr.
      Stamatis Skliris as well as music, folk dance, and artisanal beer and
      wine tastings. Also, Dr. Michael Pravica, University of Nevada, Los
      Vegas, will give a special presentation on the work of Nikola Tesla, son
      of a Serbian Orthodox priest and scientist extraordinaire.
      All events will take place on the grounds of St. Steven's Serbian
      Orthodox Cathedral, 1621 W. Garvey, Alhambra, CA 91803.

      For more information please visit http://www.westsrbdio
      org/en/events/diocesan-days
      <http://www.westsrbdio.org/en/events/diocesan-days>

      About the Western American Diocese
      Founded in 1963, the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox
      Church in North and South America serves 32 parishes and 5 monasteries
      and sketes in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
      Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Mexico. Since 2006 the
      Diocese has been shepherded by His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop
      Maxim.


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