Diaconal Liturgical Practicum (Held on the West Coast)

July 16, 2019 - July 19, 2019
St. Seraphim Cathedral
90 Mountain View Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

The 13th Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) will be held July 16–19, 2019 at St. Seraphim Cathedral in Santa Rosa, CA. The four-day program will offer intense practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates. Supper, prayer, and an opening session will launch the Practicum at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16.  The last day of the Practicum will conclude with hierarchical Divine Liturgy and feast day lunch.

During the program, practical liturgical training will be centered on the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and other services.  Intensive workshops will provide each participant with skills needed to serve effectively as an attentive server, deacon, or priest. In addition, focused presentations will augment the deacon’s understanding of his place in the liturgical life of the Church and his broader vocation as a symbol to the faithful of the diakonia (ministry) of Jesus Christ.

“This practicum is highly recommended by the Holy Synod of Bishops for participants in the Church’s Diaconal Vocations Program and other programs of diaconal formation,” said Archpriest Kirill Sokolov, director of Diaconal and Late Vocations, and leader of the practicum’s liturgical workshops. “In addition to liturgical practice, sessions will also cover chanting and vocal technique and address teaching about our faith.”

  • Online registration is now open. Click here for registration info.
  • Click here for more information about the program.
  • Questions? Email Archpriest Kirill at dvp@oca.org.

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