At the invitation of His Beatitude Sawa, archbishop of Warsaw and metropolitan of All Poland, Fr. John Matusiak delivered the keynote at a national gathering of Orthodox catechists held at the Orthodox Culture Center, Bialystok, Poland, September 24–25, 2010. The conference was organized by the Publishing Department of the Orthodox Church in Poland and the Department of Christian Education of the Diocese of Bialystok-Gdansk.
Since the fall of Communism in 1991, Fr. John has traveled throughout Eastern Europe at the invitation of the churches there, speaking and teaching on youth ministry and Christian education as well as organizing youth camps and conferences for SYNDESMOS, The World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth.
Father John is the Rector of St. Joseph Orthodox Church, Wheaton, IL, and the Managing Editor of The Orthodox Church, the official publication of the Orthodox Church in America.
MORE FROM OUR ALUMNI/AE
Mark Joseph D'Ercole (MDiv 2000) and Kendra Marie D'Ercole wish to share the
happy news of the birth of their second child, Talia Rafaelle, on September 13,
2010, and to offer thanks to their SVS friends who have been so generous with
their expressions of love and support.
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