Susan Haikalis (new OCL President) with Archbishop Nathaniel and Fr Joseph Rahal cutting the cake at Anniversary Dinner on Friday Evening St George Antiochian Church.
Anniversary Celebration begins with Divine Liturgy concelebrated by Archbishop Nathaniel and Bishop Mark, assisted by area clergy and Protodeacon Matusiak at St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral.
OCL guests interacting with Library of Congress Curators who prepared a special exhibit for the occasion which included rare manuscripts, prints, books and other items that are part of the collection on Orthodox Christianity.
Bishop Maxim of Alhambra, CA (Serbian Orthodox Church), Keynote speaker, addressing the Anniversary Dinner guests on the topic: “Ecclesiology of Community and the Need for Tangible Unity in North America”.
Bishop Maxim with Professor Dr. Christos Yannaras responding to a question from the audience.
Protodeacon Peter Danilchick updating participants on the progress of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops.
OCL Program Discussion: Our Orthodox Past
Dr. John J. Yiannias – Byzantist and Professor Emeritus of the University of Virginia, addresses the audience. Panel also included Professor Dr. Andrew H. Walsh of Trinity College, Hartford, CT and Nicholas Chapman of Holy Trinity Publications, Jordanville, NY.
OCL Program Discussion: Our Orthodox Present
Bishop Mark of Baltimore-OCA addresses the audience along with George Pontikes, Attorney in Chicago, IL and Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green.
OCL Program Discussion: Our Orthodox Future
Panelists (l to r): John Sitilides, Trilogy Advisors LLC and member of IOCC Board; Michael Tsakalos, Business Professional and member of IOCC Board; Dr Elizabeth Prodromou, Moderator, Affiliate Scholar at the Center of European Studies, Harvard University; Marilyn Rouvelas, author, at podium; and Dr. Nicholas Gvosdov, Professor at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport RI (far left).