Today We Commemmorate the Prophet Ezekiel - Pray for Our Church
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, O Prophet of God, thou didst proclaim the fulfillment of mysteries: God the Word's ineffable abasement and the resurrection of the dead from all past ages. O glorious Ezekiel, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.
The Annual Convention for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, in Palm Desert, appears to be getting difficult. According to several reports, a handbill of details calling for independent financial audits of the Archdiocese has been distributed to delegates and "Security" (not hotel security, but apparently "Archdiocesan Security") has been trying to take them away from people on the grounds that it's not "official" (it was handed out by Antiochian Orthodox Christians in attendance) and has also been trying to intimidate people with communication devices and cell phone cameras. Sounds like Iran, not the U.S., eh?
Hard questions have been put to the Metropolitan and things are uncomfortable. Whatever the long term, I don't think that AOCANA will be the same after this week.
Pray that love will be maintained, and truth will be spoken.