Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s Blog

May 6, 2009

Invitation to OCMC Dedication

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) are pleased to invite the Orthodox faithful of the Americas to the dedication of the Archbishop Anastasios and Archbishop Demetrios Missionary Training and Administration Building. This building, the first permanent facility of an agency of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), holds 12,000 sqare feet of training space and offices. Among those planning to attend are His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, and the Head of the Holy Synod of the Albanian Orthodox Church; and His Eminence Demetrios, Archbishop and Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Chairman of SCOBA, as well as other hierarchs representing canonical jurisdictions in the Americas.

The dedication will begin with a banquet on Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, located on 500 South Legacy Trail in St. Augustine. Tickets are $65 per person. A celebration of the Divine Liturgy will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, which is located at 2940 CR-214 in St. Augustine. The liturgical service is open to the public.

The dedication ceremony, which will take place at the new Archbishop Anastasios and Archbishop Demetrios Missionary Training and Administration Building, is also open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. Dedication ceremonies will be followed by a reception and building tours at 11 a.m. Events conclude with a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Tickets for the luncheon are $40 per person. Reservations for the banquet on the 20th or the luncheon on the 21st must be made by May 15 by calling (904) 829-5132 or visiting http://www.OCMC.org.

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