Washington Orthodox Clergy Association

No matter to what profession one belongs, it is important to meet with one's colleague. For years I belonged to the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association and San Antonio Professional Photographers Association when I lived in those areas.

In April we met at St. Mark Orthodox Church in Bethesda.  I took MTA bus to Penn Station and the MARC train to Union Station in Washington DC and then a subway to Bethesda and then a bus to the church.

When we travel by public transportation, you are almost always 40 minutes early or 20 minutes later.  I was an hour early and Fr. Gregory and I sat in his office and chat.  I also had an opportunity to spend some time with lay people that I knew from the past.

The Orthodox Church is really one big family.  No matter where on goes, he will see somebody either he knows personally or professionally or somebody who knows somebody whom he knows.

Most of the discussion at this meeting was just getting to know one another.  This also gives us an opportunity to discuss clergy issues, similar to what we did at professional photographer associations.
 

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