Preliminary plans announced for enthronement of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah

SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications] — The Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America has announced preliminary plans for the enthronement of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC, on Sunday, December 28, 2008.

On Saturday, December 27, 2008, at 5:00 PM, Metropolitan Jonah will preside at the Vigil service at St. Nicholas Cathedral.

On Sunday morning at 9:00 AM, the enthronement will take place in conjunction with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, at which Metropolitan Jonah will preside. Members of the OCA Holy Synod of Bishops and guest hierarchs will concelebrate. A banquet will follow the Liturgy and enthronement.

The Chancery is pleased to announce that clergy and faithful wishing to travel to the Washington DC area for the enthronement may reserve rooms at the Key Bridge Marriot Hotel in Arlington, VA, at a special guest rate of $99.00 per night. This rate will be available from December 24 through 29. When making reservations, make reference to the Orthodox Church in America. Bookings at the special rate will be open from Wednesday, November 26 to Friday, December 12.

More information regarding the enthronement program will be posted as it becomes available.