Chancellor’s Diary from the Assembly - August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013

This will be a short diary entry today from Ottawa/Gatineau and the Archdiocese of Canada Assembly.

Yesterday the clergy synaxis began with hierarchical divine liturgy at 7:00 am presided by Bishop Irenee.

The Assembly begins this morning with hierarchical liturgy at 7:00 am celebrated by Bishop Irenee. Vesting of clergy begins at 6:00 am (I’m already late) followed by a very full day of events, ending with a public lecture by Fr Thomas Hopko at Annunciation Cathedral.

The centrepiece of the day was Fr Ian Pac-Urar’s presentation on healthy boundaries and preventing sexual misconduct, which provoked lively discussion. It was credited as five hours of the 20-hour clergy continuing education requirement mandated by the Holy Synod.

In the evening St Arseny Institute made a presentation and we had a cake in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Fr. Ian Pac-Urar Fr Ian presents workshop on healthy boundaries

Ottawa River Early morning walk along the Ottawa River

See original article at http://oca.org/reflections/fr.-john-jillions/august-22-2013