DIOCESE AT WORK - Diocesan Assembly 2014
Clergy and lay delegates from throughout the Diocese of the West gathered October 8-9 in Phoenix, Arizona for the annual Diocesan Assembly. Graciously hosted by Igumen Daniel (Brum) and the faithful of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, the two-day assembly discussed many matters of faith and administration, setting a course for 2015 and beyond. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, and the Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, Melanie Ringa, who were invited by His Eminence to join the proceedings and update us on the work of the OCA and the plans for the upcoming All-American Council, to be held in Atlanta, GA, in July of 2015. The highlight of the assembly was the Divine Liturgy concelbrated by both the Metropolitan and the Archbishop on Thursday, to commemorate St. Tikhon of Moscow, the patron saint of His Beatitude.