Tenth annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum to be held June 26-29

Diaconal Practicum

The Tenth Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum — a program held in conjunction with the Orthodox Church in America’s Diaconal Vocations Program [DVP] and Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary — will be held Sunday, June 26 through Wednesday, June 29 on the seminary campus in Yonkers, NY.  The four–day program will offer intense practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates.

During the program, practical liturgical training will be supported by the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and other services, while intensive workshops will provide participants with the 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 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 Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov, DVP Director and leader of the practicum’s liturgical workshops. “In addition to liturgical practice, sessions will also cover chanting and vocal technique and address public speaking and teaching about our faith.”

On-line registration is now open.  Specific questions may be addressed to Archdeacon Kirill at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).