His Holines's Bull Regarding St. Helenas Mission
- Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Attached is the most recent and blessed letter from His Holiness, Patriarch
Ignatius Zakki I Iwas, to St. Helena's Mission, dated yesterday.
His Holiness has assigned St. Helena's Mission/Retreat Camp/Monastery to the
continuing stewardship of His Eminence, Eugene Kaplan Mor Clemis.
St. Helena's is now grafted into the jurisdiction of the Western Archdiocese of
For this, let us all give profound thanks to the Lord!
When civil ownership by the Archdiocese has also been effected, St. Helena's
will grow -- through our own generation and many generations to come -- into a
spiritual beacon of light; a light set upon a mountain. A light to draw all to
May God richly bless this new temple set upon sacred and consecrated ground; and
may it serve to continue the work left to us by our risen Savior -- to bring
more fully into the world the Kingdom of God.
Bull in pdf format
Bull in jpg format
In the risen Lord,
Rev. Fr. James Francis Gregory Colburn
St. Helenas Mission, Retreat Camp & Monastery
A Center for Prayer of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch
Publicly Funded State & IRS Recognized 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Charity
9650 Lost Valley Ranch Road
or: Post Office Box 772
Leona Valley, CA 93551-7614
Tel: (661) 270-0616 , 661) 270-0616