Wherever the bishop is, the whole congregation is to be present. —St. Ignatius of Antioch
On the weekend of October 10-11, 2015, His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop THOMAS (Joseph), Auxiliary Bishop serving in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic, will make his annual archpastoral visit to St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
His Grace’s biography can be read at this link.
The schedule for His Grace’s visit is as follows:
Saturday, October 10:
- 8am Men’s Breakfast at the Superior Restaurant in Emmaus
- 12pm Lunch with the Antiochian Women of St. Paul’s at the 1760 Pub and Grille in Trexlertown (RSVP to Mary Ann Shahda)
- 5pm Great Vespers, with His Grace presiding from his throne
- 6:30pm Dinner and Bowling with St. Paul’s teens
Sunday, October 11:
- 8am Matins, with the ordination of Patrick Maher as subdeacon
- 9am HIERARCHICAL DIVINE LITURGY, served by His Grace
- 10:30am Potluck Brunch, with Q&A with church school children
- 6pm Dinner with Parish Council