38TH DIOCESAN CONVENTION - SANTA ROSA, CA
The Convention took place at Holy Dormition Orthodox Church in Santa Rosa.
Our Diocese continues to grow as we now have St. George Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles added to our current 27 parishes. The number of newly converted Orthodox in our churches continues to grow daily. There were many current issues discussed including the Pro-Life chapter that has begun at Joy Of All Who Sorrow, Indianapolis, IN.
The Seminarian Fund has been helping two candidates into the priesthood as they attend Holy Cross Seminary. One was ordained a priest this year.
The BOYA (Bulgarian Orthodox Youth Apostolate) held its conference under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Daniil. The group also preformed at the Dinner-Dance.
Metropolitan Joseph, His Grace Bishop Daniil and all attending clergy did the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy outdoors this year due to the renovation of the host church.
Deanie Joseph, St. Stephen BEO Church in Indianapolis, was elected to a fourth term as President of the Diocesan Sisterhood.
The 2014 Diocesan Convention will be held in Des Plaines, Ill.