Our parish, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascenscion in Oakland, California, is hosting Building the Body of Christ: A Weekend of Spiritual Enlightenment with Bishop Kallistos Ware. His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia is the well-known author of The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way, and among the translators of The Philokalia of St Nikodemos the Hagiorite and several books of translation of Orthodox liturgical texts, among other things.
Here is the schedule:
Friday 22 February
7:00 pm: Refreshments
7:30 pm: First Discussion: “My Lord and My God: Personal Faith in Christ, the Savior”
Saturday 23 February
9:30 am: Registration and Refreshments
10:15 am: Second Discussion: “Giver of Life: The Holy Spirit in our Daily Experience”
12:00 noon: Lunch provided
1:00 pm: Third Discussion: “Eternity in the Present: Baptism and Eucharist”
Sunday 24 February
9:00 am: Orthros (Matins)
10:00 am: Divine Liturgy with Homily by Metropolitan Kallistos
12:15 pm: Luncheon with Metropolitan Kallistos
The registration for Friday and/or Saturday is $25.00. One may pay at the door, of course. Sunday’s Orthros and Liturgy are, of course, free. The suggested donation for the Sunday lunch is $15.00 ($5.00 for students).
Last Sunday, our priest mentioned that His Eminence will also be having high tea on Saturday with college-aged young adults. Sounds like fun!
Our priest mentioned that people are flying in from across the country for this. If you plan to attend, let me know. I’m also planning to be there.