December 23, 2010
It is our pleasure to announce to you that His Beatitude Jonah, Metropolitan of all America and Canada, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of the South, will be visiting the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery on Thursday December 23, 2010 to celebrate the first anniversary of the monastery at its new location in Kemp TX.
As a part of the Archpastoral visit, is Beatitude Jonah will bless the grounds where we will begin the construction of a new Chapel this next year. He will then celebrate the anniversary Divine Liturgy with other visiting clergy and the faithful. The choir from St. John of Damascus Orthodox Church, in Tyler TX, will sing for the Divine Liturgy. A reception and luncheon will follow.
Parents are encouraged to bring your children to this special event. When you RSVP, please let Sister Barbara know how many children will be attending with you.
- Schedule of Events (all times are approximate):
- 9:30 AM - Blessing of the grounds for the new Chapel
- 10:00 AM - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
- 12:30 PM - Reception / Luncheon
The reception and luncheon will take place at the Cedar Creek Country Club, located just a few minutes from the monastery at 18392 Country Club Drive, Kemp TX 75143.
We have limited seating available for the luncheon and we need to let the County Club know how many guests we will have for the luncheon. Therefore, all those planning to attend the Divine Liturgy and / or the reception and luncheon are asked to please RSVP to the monastery no later than 6:00 PM on Sunday December 19th. You may RSVP by calling the monastery at 903-498-4474.
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