“Remember, O Lord, … all here present, whose faith and devotion are known and manifest unto thee: for whom we offer, or who them­selves offer to thee, this sacrifice of praise.”

IMG_3303Presentations will focus on participating in and assisting at the Mass.

Bishop JOHN (Abdalah), Vicar Bishop for the Western Rite Vicariate, will preside at all liturgical services, and will be one of the presenters. He will also address the clergy and laity on various Vicariate matters. Other presenters will include the V. Rev. Michael Keiser, the V. Rev. John Mangels, the V. Rev. John W. Fenton, and V. Rev. Edward Hughes, Vicar General for the Vicariate.

Mass will be celebrated daily, together with Vespers and Lauds (or Morning Prayer).

The conference begins with Vespers at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 August, followed by a formal welcome by His Grace, Bishop JOHN. Presentations will be given on Wednesday and Thursday, and will include the Bishop’s address to participants. The final presentation, by Fr Hughes, will be on Friday morning. The Conference concludes at noon on Friday, 12 August.

In addition to the presentations, this year’s conference will include a sacred music component led by Kh. Kerrie Cardine. Among other attractions, participants will be able to visit Cardine Studios, which specializes in custom hot-forged metal work as well as highly crafted fabrication for domestic, ecclesiastical and other applications.

The fee for the conference is $200 (not including hotel), and includes all meals and transportation. A list of recommended hotels is included under accommodations.

Registration with deposit of $100 should be mailed no later than July 29.

Clergy and laity from Western Rite parishes of any canonical jurisdiction, and those interested in the Western Rite, are cordially invited. Please register using the form here.

St. Patrick Orthodox Church
6580 Balls Mill Road
Bealeton, VA 22712