As the year comes to an end, we wish you a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The December Issue of Estiator “The Restaurateur” Magazine (www.estiator.com), an excellent monthly trade publication of the Greek-American Food Industry, published and edited by Peter S. Makrias and designed and produced by Vicky Tsavalias, carries an article (“Orthodox Christian Laity Celebrates 25 Years of Service”) summarizing the outstanding Program celebrated at the end of October in honor of Orthodox Christian Laity’s 25th Anniversary.
The high point of the Anniversary Year is the “Gramota” (Official Certificate of Merit) signed by the Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America. The photo shows OCL’s Executive Director, George Matsoukas, displaying the beautiful Gramota on the steps of St Catherine Orthodox Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. What a wonderful tribute to the Board and Members of OCL!
The final year-end highlight is the election of: 1) Susan Haikalis of Walnut Creek CA as President of OCL, an outstanding social work professional committee participant; 2) Gayle Woloschak (researcher and educator of Chicago, IL) and Fr. Irenaeus Scott Watson, (Western Rite ROCOR of Suffern, NY), to the OCL Board and Advisory Board respectively.
Thank you to all the members and donors to OCL this past fiscal year. Your support and prayers make the work of OCL possible. We are looking forward to your participation in 2013! Stay tuned to the OCL website to learn what’s up with OCL.