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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Ben Lomond, California
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2017 Antiochian Women's Project


“Strengthening the Ministries of our Church."

This theme is a distillation of the sweeping vision which Metropolitan Joseph readily shared with us at the summer meetings in July, 2016.

His Eminence spoke with farsighted boldness and passion about the many challenges and opportunities which lay before our God-protected Archdiocese.  His vision is of a vigorous Church actively proclaiming our faith in Jesus Christ and lovingly ministering to the broken world around us.

This is already a description of the ministries in many of our parishes, but to keep moving forward while broadening our active ministries, we must reinforce and strengthen our foundations.

2017-2019 Women's Group

Officers:
Facilitator:  Keidi Lewis
Assistant-Facilitator:  Claire Perez
Treasurer: Leanne Albers
Secretary: Sarah Steiger

Minutes & Financial Reports:

Antiochian-Women-Minutes-May-2017

Antiochian-Women-Minutes-June 2017

Antiochian Women Minutes July 2017


Antiochian Women Newsletters

 The latest Antiochian Women's Newsletter for SPRING 2017 is available online.  Check it out here: 

Diocese of Los Angeles and the West: Diocesan Spring Newsletter 2017

Archdiocese Newsletter:   Diakonia Spring Newsletter 2017


Women's Retreat Photos

Constitution & By-laws for Saints Peter & Paul Women's Group
Past Women's Group Officers

2014-2016 Women's Group
Officers:
President: Karla Newberry
Vice-president: Monica Zweers
Treasurer: Amy Nicholas
Secretary:  Laurel Beck
Women's Group Minutes

2010-2012 Women's Group
Officers
President: Janelle Machnee
Vice-President: Ginny Petras
Treasurer: Brooklyn Grube
Secretary: Anna Marie Joudy
Women's Group Minutes

2012-2014 Women's Group

Officers
President:  Leanne Albers
Vice-President:  Monica Zweers
Treasurer:  Kh. Ellen Steiger
Secretary:  Linda Young
Women's Group Minutes

2009-2010 Women's Group
Officers
President:  Kh. Terri Beck
Vice-President: (vacant)
Secretary: Linda Young
Treasurer: (vacant)
Spiritual Enrichment Coordinator: (vacant)
Women's Group Minutes
For more information about Women Saints or Antiochian Christian Women, click on these links below:
Local Chapter Dues

Dues are normally sent to our local diocese chapter at the beginning of the year (January or February) for next year (money is due by November 1st every year). Annual dues for each parish are $250.00, of which $75.00 go to the North American Board Treasury. All churches are expected to have an active Antiochian Women chapter and to contribute to the diocese by paying these dues. Dues help cover administrative costs and most importantly, fund Archdiocese charitable works. In 2010, the Archdiocese gave over $5000.00 to charitable causes from our dues money.

About the Antiochian Women

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the vision of His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP (Saliba) — since 2008, we simply refer to our organization at “The Antiochian Women.” We are one of the official organizations of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Our purpose is to work among the women of our Archdiocese to develop a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness, and commitment; to foster a genuine expression of love and service for each other and to the world around us through works of charity; to instill a sense of companionship among our sisterhood; and to foster a deeper understanding of the heritage and traditions of the Orthodox Church.

Our Antiochian Women organization brings the women of our Archdiocese together for prayer, charitable works, and mutual support as we strive to fulfill our calling in Christ to serve others. This goal gives us our official motto: “A Sisterhood Serving Christ Through Serving Others.” The Antiochian Women organization operates fundamentally at the local parish level, with a board of officers at the diocesan level. All of our efforts throughout the Archdiocese are harmonized and coordinated by the oversight of our North American Board (NAB), which consists of the officers from each diocesan organization and officers elected from our membership to serve as officers of the NAB.

The Antiochian Women communicate through our web page (http://www.antiochian.org/women), through e-mails, and by information shared through mailings to our parishes. Timely information about activities and programs are distributed, such as scholarships for women, special charitable projects, and spiritual resources such as the lives of women saints and Bible study material. We also publish newsletters, DIAKONIA and SOPHIA, that keep the members of Antiochian Women inspired and informed. Back issues can be found on our website in PDF format.

Regional Projects

2017: Strengthening the Ministries of Our Church
2016: Hungry Children at Home and Abroad and IOCC Emergency Kits
2015: Nurturing the Seeds of Orthodoxy Across North America
2014: Orphans of the War in Syria
2013:
 Village Tornado Relief Fund

2012: Convent of St. Thekla
2011: Convent of St. Thekla
2010: Convent of St. Thekla
2009: Children With Special Needs
2008: Retired Clergy

Information & Resources

“When everyone left our Lord Jesus Christ alone on the cross, the women were there. Can you see how important the women are? You are the myrrh-bearing women.” -- His Grace Bishop JOSEPH

Mission Statement: The mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of Ss. Peter and Paul is to provide the opportunity for service, fellowship and ministry for the women of our parish. -- 2001

AOCWNA Resources and Information: http://www.antiochian.org/women

Antiochian Women Handbook

 

 

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Weekly Services

Sunday
8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy
(church school resumes in September)

Tuesday

6:00 am Orthros
9:00 am Morning Prayers

Wednesday
6:00 pm Vespers, (3rd week Paraklesis)

Thursday
9:00 am Morning Prayers

Saturday
6:00 pm Great Vespers

7:00 pm Compline



Sunday Bulletin


Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29)

The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise, but the Lord's testimony is sufficient for thee, O Forerunner. Thou wast shown indeed to be the most honorable of the prophets, for in the waters thou didst baptize Him Who had been proclaimed. After suffering with joy in behalf of the truth, thou didst proclaim even to those in hades the God Who appeared in the flesh, Who takest away the sin of the world, and granteth us the Great Mercy. (Apolytikion in Tone 2)

Wisdom
"Each parish is like a gateway to the Kingdom of Heaven. Do you desire an eternal life in Paradise? Then the road naturally leads to the Church."-- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH


Daily Scripture Readings

 

"I was in prison and you visited me" (Matthew 25:36)
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry