The 2021 ROCOR Western Rite Conference and Retreat took place on October 11th through to the 14th at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas. It was very successful with an amazing turnout! We even had visitors who hitch-hiked all the way from California to attend! 

Services were outstanding with several ordinations and clergy awards issued by Metropolitan Jonah, who attended throughout the Conference.

Clergy Awards

The Jeweled Cross was awarded to our very own Vicar General and Archpriest

Mark Rowe
The three priests below were awarded the gold cross...
Hieromonk Ezekiel ( Vieages)
Patrick Lowery
David Kinghorn

Congratulations to our new clergy!
Fr Elijah Drake - All Saints Orthodox Church
Fr Dcn Christopher Stampfly-{serving
Christ the Saviour Parish ( Michigan)

Conference was well-attended and the divine services were beautiful.
Several Readers and Subdeacons were tonsured and ordered
Thanks to those who attended and assisted.

Included below are pictures of the conference over the three days there. Included are the ordinations, tonsures, sacramental wine-making class, lectures and liturgies. Enjoy!

ROCOR WR Conference & Retreat