Diocese Update - April 2021

Diocese Parish Life Celebration - June 4-5, 2021

Diocese PLC 2021
His Grace Bishop JOHN invites you to our annual Diocese PLC gathering June 4-5, 2021 at St. George Cathedral in Worcester. Attendees will be able to attend in person or virtually. In-person capacity limit will be dependent on local COVID Guidelines. On Friday evening, we will hear a welcome message from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH, followed by the Oratorical Festival, and scholarship presentations. Saturday morning will begin with Divine Liturgy followed by presentations by His Grace Bishop Anthony, followed by organization meetings and concluding with Great Vespers.
Thanks to the generosity of the Diocese Council, the PLC will be free this year for all to attend, but we do ask that everyone register in advance online at http://worcesterplc.eventbrite.com/ so that we can plan accordingly.

2021 Oratorical FestivalDiocese Oratorical Festival

June 4, 2021 @ 7pm

The annual Oratorical Festival is open to all teens ages 13-19. This year's theme is from John 3:17 "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved" and also the audio clip of Fr. Alexander Schmemann "Discern the Spirits." For more information or to register, please email Fr. Joseph Kimmett at StGeorgeNorwood@gmail.com.

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Diocese Council Meeting - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

The Diocese Council is made up of lay leaders from throughout the Diocese who assist His Grace Bishop John with programming and administration of the Diocese. The Council meets every other month, and will meet next on Tuesday, April 20 via Zoom. All clergy and laity are invited to attend. If you would like more information or to receive the Zoom link, please contact Bishop John.

Diocese Lenten Retreat - Recording Available!

2021 Diocese Lenten RetreatThe annual Diocese Lenten Retreat was held on March 27 with Dr. Gregory Abdalah. If you missed the retreat, you can listen to a recording of it on our Diocese YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7JWE060STo

Recordings of past webinars sponsored by the Diocese are also available on our Diocese You Tube page
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Sacred Music offerings for Spring 2021

Department of Sacred Music Spring 2021The Archdiocese Department of Sacred Music announces the Spring 2021 weekly series of live presentations. We will offer sessions for the services of Great LentHoly Week, and Pascha, in addition to the quality general sessions that you have come to expect from the Department of Sacred Music. We are also hosting a Saturday workshop titled It's a Wonderful Voice, a 3-hour session on vocal production and vocal health. We have something for everyone.
For the schedule and to register, please go to https://department-of-sacred-music.mailchimpsites.com/2021-spring-virtual-schedule

Please contact Charlie Marge, Diocese Sacred Music Coordinator, with any questions.

New Cookbook from St. Michael's in Cotuit

St. Michael CookbookSometimes “heaven” finds its way to earth. Here on Cape Cod it is found in the kitchens of the parishioners of St. Michael Orthodox Church, who make some of the most appealing and delicious foods!  We, the St. Michael Women’s Group, would like to share these recipes with you. We have compiled a cookbook aptly called THE FOODS THAT UNITE US … A Collection of Recipes from Our Kitchens, Our Heritage and Our Traditions. 
Experience the flavors of the ethnic and culinary diversity represented in our cookbook that reflects the unique and eclectic makeup of our parish.  We have recipes with color photos and personal memories from Russia, Ukraine, Romania, the Middle East, Greece, and the USA, which have been handed down through generations.  This cookbook is more than a collection of recipes. It is a reflection of our faith, fellowship, and the traditions that binds us.
Our 8x10 cookbook contains over 180 recipes.  It is made to last and easy to use.  It is complete with a table of contents, index and inviting color photos of the recipes prepared and tested by our volunteers.  Cookbooks are $30 each or $25 each with a minimum purchase of 5 copies.  Gift yourself a copy and then be an angel and purchase more to share with friends and family.  These cookbooks make great gifts for any occasion.  Planned roll out is for Summer 2021! We promise that you will not be disappointed!
Download Cookbook Order Form here