Diaconal Practicum - 08/04/10

From August 4-7 Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov led the first Diaconal Liturgical Practicum to be held in Kodiak. Seminarians joined participants from the Diocese of Alaska and the Diocese of the West in learning elements of serving as deacons through classroom instruction, liturgical labs conducted in the seminary chapel, and by serving daily Divine Liturgies. In addition, these men benefited from Archdeacon Kirill's keynote presentation "On Diaconal Vocation," Seminary Dean Archpriest John Dunlop's "Patristic Perspectives," and a discussion with His Beatitude Metropolitan JONAH. A highlight of the Practicum was a trip to Spruce Island to make preparations for the upcoming St. Herman Pilgrimage and the opportunity to participate in the services of the Pilgrimage. This event was enjoyed by all, and we hope it is only the first of many practicums to be held at St. Herman Seminary.