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June 27, 2010 at 04:00 PM 
June 30, 2010 at 01:30 PM 

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Baldwin Wallace College, Berea (Cleveland) OH 
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017

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Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak 

Orthodox Church in America

PO Box 675

Syosset, NY. 11791



Registration Info

To register just click the "Register Now" button.

You can pay by credit card or mail in a check. 

  • Conference Only -- Commuter; No meals; no room - $50.
  • Conference and  Meals -- Commuter; No room - $140.
  • Single - Conference, lodging &  meals; Single occupancy $290
  • Double - Conference lodging and  meals;  Double occupancy $240 per person.
Registration cancellation or  changes must be received to jmatusiak@oca.org by June 11, 2010. Full refunds are available until June 11. Registration cancellation or  changes received after June 11, 2010 will not be eligible for refund. 

Workshops  and Speakers - Eight SessionsMet. Jonah (2)

As an attendee at Parish Ministries Conference you can participate in eight 90 minute workshop sessions. Many sessions will be repeated throughout the conference to provide you maximum flexibility to participate in sessions of interest. Worship, keynotes, common meals, and social time will provide an opportunity to share ideas and meet new friends.

Bishop Melchizedek

Conference 2010 will be led by experienced speakers, presenters and facilitators -- each skilled in their subject matter.

Speakers and contributors confirmed thus far


John Behr

  • Metropolitan JONAH
  • Bishop Melchizedek
  • Archpriest John Behr
  • Mark Bailey
  • David Drillock
  • Joseph Kormos
  • Kenneth Kovach
  • Archpriest John Matusiak
  • Vladimir MorosanDave Drillock
  • Daria Petrykowski
  • Matushka Alexandra Safchuk
  • Anna Strelka
  • Matushka Valerie Zahirsky


 2:00 PM-5:00 PM -Registration
4:00 PM-5:30PM – Choir Rehearsal
5:30PM - Dinner
6:30PM -  Moleben  
7:30PM-9:00 PM - Keynote talk

8:00 AM  Morning prayers
8:45AM – Breakfast/Welcome
9:30AM – Session  I
11:00 AM – Session II

12:30PM – Lunch
1:30PM – Session III
3:00 Break
3:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal
5:00 PM – Dinner
6:30 Bus

St innocent Interior

7:00PM – Vigil - St. Innocent Orthodox Church
8:00 PM Free Time

7:15 AM Bus
8:00  AM – Divine Liturgy  - St. Innocent Orthodox Church
11:00 AM -  Brunch
12:00 Noon  – Session IV
1:30PM – Session V

3PM – 3:30PM  Snack
3:30- 5PM Session VI
5:30 PM Akathist
6:30PM Dinner
7:30PM  Session VII

8:00 AM Morning prayers
8:45 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM – Session VIII
10:50 AM Break
11:10 AM – Session IX
12:30PM – Lunch and Farewell

Parish Ministries Conference 2010

& Young Adult Rally 

Ephesians 4:11-12


  • Living an Orthodox Life
  • Building Vibrant Parishes
  • Liturgical Music

A Conference of the Orthodox Church in America

 Baldwin Wallace College, Berea (Cleveland) OH
4:00 PM June 27 through lunch June 30, 2010


In a Nutshell...

For Orthodox clergy and laity age 18 and over desiring to breathe new vibrancy into their Orthodox life and their parish, the Parish Ministries Conference 2010 is a four day, three night continuing education experience.  By attending  Conference 2010 you can:

  • Worship together
  • Share ideas
  • Explore common issues
  • Build new relationships and...
  • Equip yourself for the ongoing work of ministry in your parish and beyond.  

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The Venue -- Beautiful Baldwin Wallace College

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The site for Conference 2010 is picturesque Baldwin Wallace College near Cleveland OH -- 15 miles from the city center and 8 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins ariport.

All sessions, lodging and meals will be held in two adjacent air conditioned campus buildings enabling maximum opportunity to interact while sharing a common schedule for worship, meals and free and social time. 

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Attendees can live in the on campus residence halls or commute locally from the Greater Cleveland area.

Who Should Attend?

The Parish Ministries Conference 2010 is open to attendees over 18 years of age from any Orthodox jurisdiction.

It will provide an opportunity for lay leaders, clergy and general faithful to come together for learning, common worship and prayer, and good fellowship. The broad range of session content will allow any participant to discover topics of interest -- and new friends.

The sessions will be of particular value to:

  • Any Orthodox Christian desiring to learn more about their faith or to help energize their parish.
  • Clergy seeking to bring a new sense of ministry to their parish.Assembly discussion
  • Singers, choir directors, composers pursuing new skills to strengthen the quality of prayerful music in worship.
  • Youth leaders, parish council members, ministry coordinators looking to discover new ideas and learn from the good practices of others.
  • Parents, church school teachers and lay catechists examining fresh perspectives on Christian formation.
Please join us for an enjoyable AND important opportunity to share ideas, explore common issues and build new relationships in an atmosphere of worship and fellowship.

Equipping the Saints -- Three Content Tracks and The Young Adult Rally

The Parish Ministries Conference will focus on four areas critical to Equipping the Saints to grow Orthodox Christianity in America.

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  • Vibrant Parishes provide an environment for  encouraging and enabling the faithful to live an Orthodox life.
  • In turn, persons Living an Orthodox Life fuel the regeneration and renewal of heritage parishes -- and the establishment of new communities.
  • Beautiful Liturgical Music.is the foundation for worship - the centerpiece of how Orthodoxy reveals the Gospel to America.
  • Young Adults, committed to a life in Christ, provide the leaven for a next generation of our mission to America.

As an attendee at Parish Ministries Conference you can participate in eight 90 minute workshop sessions. Many sessions will be repeated throughout the conference to provide you maximum flexibility to participate in sessions of interest.