STATEN ISLAND: The annual Clergy retreat of the Northeast American Diocese was held on March 13, 2010 at St. George Malankara Orthodox Church of Staten Island.
Metropolitans Mathews Mar Barnabas and Zachariah Mar Nicholovos presided over the sessions.
Fr. Philip C. Abraham, Vicar of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of Bronx, New York led the retreat. Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas offered closing remarks followed by noon prayer. The retreat came to close with holy confession and a luncheon prepared by the host parish.
Fr. Alex K. Joy, Vicar of the host parish welcomed the clergy and their families.Chor Episcopos Yohannan Sankarathil, the Clergy Association Secretary, proposed the vote of thanks.
The Annual Clergy Conference will be held from Thursday, September 30, 2010, to Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the new diocesan center in Muttontown.