St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

August 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
   - Meister Eckhart

Now that the Archdiocese Convention is over and the dust is settling, I want to thank all of you who worked so hard, some for over two years, to make it successful.

I will not try and thank everyone by name, since someone always gets left out. I must, however thank, above all, Mary Winstanley O'Connor and Raymond Sayeg, our co-chairs. The hard work and time they put into this massive endeavor was monumental. Because of their diligence and dedication, everything went exceedingly well. We and the Archdiocese owe them a large debt of gratitude.

There are so many others to thank. You know who you are and so do we. God bless you for everything you did for the Convention and for the countless things you do day in and day out for our beloved parish.

All of our committees from the chapel to registration to the Grand Banquet were staffed with faithful volunteers from our parish. Others from around the Diocese helped as well. Thanks to all of you and all of them.

Now we can get back to our normal parish life. I am happy for that. Thank God all things.

With deep gratitude and love,

+Fr. Antony