This year’s program, held in partnership with Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, once again will offer intense practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates. Supper, prayer, and an opening session will launch the Practicum at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16. The last day of the Practicum will conclude with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and a festive lunch.
During the program, practical liturgical training will focus 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, or 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 our faith.”
A talented faculty of accomplished priests, deacons, and musicians will coach participants.
Participation in this rigorous program is limited and available on a first-come basis. Information on registration, accommodations, and travel is now available online.