From July 19-26, 2009, St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church will host the 49th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Palm Desert, California. This verse was chosen as the theme for the convention:
“Be mindful, O Lord, of those who bear fruit and do good works in thy Holy Churches, and who remember the poor.” —the Anaphoras of Sts. Basil the Great and John Chrysostom
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On the evening of July 20th, Great Vespers took place at the Convention chapel. In attendance were Metropolitan Philip, who formally greeted attendees immediately following the service, Bishop Antoun, Bishop Joseph, Bishop Basil, Bishop Thomas, Bishop Mark, and Bishop Alexander. The Very Reverend Timothy Baclig, priest at the Convention host parish, St. Michael Orthodox Church, provided the opening remarks.
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