June 17-19, 2011 Women's Conference at St. Vladimir's Seminary

Dear Friends of St. Vladimir's Seminary, please join us June 1719, 2011 for our summer conference: Women Disciples of the Lord. Through talks, panels, and a wide array of workshops, participants will explore and articulate the Christ-centered context out of which lay, and especially women's, ministries are to be expressed. Come and listen to women pursuing Gospel-bearing vocations in the Church and parish, home, and society; and take advantage of this opportunity to help our parishes and Churches foster women's and lay vocations.

Camp Kick-Off Luncheon on Saturday, April 9th, 2011

St. Sava Kolo of Gary and St. Elijah Kolo of Merrillville will together host a Luncheon to raise funds for this year's summer camp season. This relaxing afternoon event will feature a delicious meal, children's style show, silent auction, and door prizes! Bring a friend or the entire family. Doors open at 11:30. Details.

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Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) in two-day visit to Athenian Archbishopric

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate was in a two-day visit to the Athenian Archbishopric on April 9th and 10th, 2011.

News from Orthodox Church in Japan

According to the fourth report from Bishop Seraphim, the website was updated - http://www.orthodox-jp.com/westjapan. Still aftershocks continues. Especially Magnitude 7 earthquake on April 7 added damages on the damaged. The specialist says this kind of aftershock may repeat one year. And two persons were found in dead: Andrei YONESATO Kimiyosi, Moisei NAKAGAWA Iyoji. Peter ENDO Iwao, died from earthquake shock. Missing persons: SATO Eigo, YAMAMOTO Michiko (not yet baptized), Feodosii YONESATO, Matronа YOKOTA Michiko are still not found. Please add them in your prayer.

Orthodox Church in Japan to Meet on Aid and Recovery Efforts

Nearly a month after the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded struck the eastern coast of Japan and touched off a devastating tsunami, earthquakes continue to rattle the nerves of survivors and complicate relief efforts. More than thirty earthquakes measuring 6.0 and above on the Richter scale have been experienced in eastern Japan as efforts to assist survivors and rebuild continue.