[Archived News] Monday March 3, 2008


Monroeville, Pa - With the blessings of His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan the diocese of Eastern America held their annual assembly on Friday, February 29 and Saturday, March 1, 2008 at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville, PA. Despite wintry weather the assembly was very well attended by clergy and delegates from throughout the diocese.

The official business of the assembly took place on Friday evening after the service of the Invocation of the Holy Spirit and continued Saturday morning. Besides discussing diocesan issues and future plans, the assembly also dedicated time to the current crisis in Kosovo. A motion was made and passed by the assembly to donate $100,000 from diocesan funds to the suffering people of Kosovo.

The Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was served on the following morning, Soul Saturday. After a light continental breakfast the work of the assembly continued with guest speaker Very Reverend Archimandrite Polycarpos Rameas, priest at Holy Dormition Greek Orthodox Church of Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

The last items of the assembly were discussed after the lecture which included, among other things, the election of the Diocesan Council. After some discussion of the needs of the mission parishes in the South it was decided to hold next year’s assembly at St. Simeon the Myrrhflowing in North Miami, Florida.

Protonamesnik Milovan Katanic