Author Topic: Archimandrite Vasileios Gontikakis speaking Sept. 2 and 3, 2011 (over Labor Day)  (Read 631 times)

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Offline Maria

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I am reposting this email which I just received:



Dear Reverend Fathers and Friends,

    Greetings!  Could you please send the attached email as soon as possible to your parishioners to invite all our Orthodox young adults from Southern California to attend this special presentation by Archimandrite Vasileios Gontikakis at St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral on Saturday, September 3 at 4 pm.  Archimandrite Vasileios is the author of the superb book, "Hymn of Entry."   He was formerly the abbot of Stavronikita Monastery of Mt. Athos and is currently the abbot of Iveron Monastery of Mt. Athos.  It will be a great blessing for all of us to have Archimandrite Vasileios in our midst here in Southern California.  

There will also be a general presentation by Archimandrite Vasileios on "The Holy Mountain" for the Orthodox clergy and faithful of all ages also at St. Steven's on Friday evening, September 2nd at 6:00 pm to be followed by a buffet dinner and discussion at 7 pm.  In case you cannot open the attachment, I have copied the flyer down below.  Thank you in advance for inviting your parishioners to attend!

     Respectfully yours,

     Dean Langis

     Pastoral Assistant at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, California
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From the flyer:

LIVING OUT OUR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH AS YOUNG ADULTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY!


WITH THE BLESSING OF OUR HIERARCHS WE WILL HAVE A TALK AND OPEN DISCUSSION WITH QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BY ARCHIMANDRITE VASILEIOS FOR OUR YOUNG ADULTS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011, 4 PM
 

ST. STEVEN’S SERBIAN

ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL
1621 W. GARVEY AVE.

ALHAMBRA, CA  91803

PLEASE R.S.V.P. TO FATHER NICHOLAS CEKO

(Father Nicholas' phone number will be made available if you PM me)
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Offline MarkosC

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Oooh I'd like to go....Geronda Vasilios' books, including Hymn of Entry, are among my favorites.  Alas, I live near Philadelphia.

Anyone know if he'll be speaking anywhere else in the US?
O Lord although I desired to blot out
with my tears the handwriting of my many sins
And for the rest of my life to please Thee
through sincere repentance
Yet doth the enemy lead me astray as he wareth
against my sould with his cunning

O Lord before I utterly perish do Thou save me!

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What a blessing, Maria!  Thank you!  I would like to attend.  I assume you are attending as well?  Hopefully others from here will be able to attend as well.  I will just email Fr. Nicholas.  Thank you again for this information, I had no idea the Archimandrite would be a speaker this year. :-)
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