DioPa will be honored to welcome the Venerable Canon Bill Schwartz, OBE, the Archdeacon of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Arabian Gulf, during the Season of Advent 2016. Archdeacon Schwartz will be discussing Christianity in the Middle East, past, present and future, at various venues throughout the Diocese. He will provide firsthand testimony and perspective on the crucial, and life-giving work our Anglican Communion is doing throughout the Middle East, and answer your questions. Perhaps most importantly, Archdeacon Bill can offer thoughts and ideas about how we in DioPA might form closer bonds of friendship with DioCyp & Gulf, and walk with our sisters and brothers in that region as they experience extraordinary challenges, changes and the stirrings of a sense of hope.
Meet Archdeacon Bill on:
Thur. 12/15 6:30PM-8:00PM St. John’s, Concord PA (610) 459-2994
Dinner/Presentation/Q&A The Rev. Dr. John Sorenson
Sat. 12/17 10:00AM-12:00N St. David’s Church, Wayne PA (610) 688-7947
Brunch/Presentation/Q&A The Rev. Frank Allen
Sat. 12/17 7:00PM-8:30PM St. Paul’s, Chestnut Hill, PA (215) 242-2055
Refreshment/Presentation/Q&A The Rev. Cliff Cutler
Sun. 12/18 10AM-12:00PM St. Martin’s Church, Radnor PA (610) 688-4830
Archdeacon preaches at 10:00AM Service, Q&A to follow The Rev. Chris Bishop
Sun. 12/18 2:00PM-4:00PM Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, (215) 386-0234
Refreshment/Presentation/Q&A The Very Rev. Judith Sullivan
Sun. 12/18 5:00PM-6:00PM St. Thomas, Whitemarsh, (215) 233-3970
Refreshment/Presentation/Q&A The Rev. Marek Zabriskie
A Brief Bio:
Archdeacon Bill is married to Edith and they have four children: Ann, Tobias, Luke and Katherine.
The Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf comprises a huge geographical area, including Cyprus, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Yemen. Churches throughout the region under the care of Bishop Michael Lewis and Archdeacon Bill Schwartz include:
Please plan to attend a stimulating evening with Archdeacon Bill to discuss the Christian Church in the Middle East– both the birthplace of Christianity, and where Christians today are facing some of the most serious challenges confronting the Church anywhere in the world.
For more information, please contact The Rev. Christopher Bishop, St. Martin’s Church, Radnor, (610) 688-4830/(cell) 917-607-7489.