Is there a senior member of your congregation who is the epitome of positive aging? The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna of the Diocese of Southern Ohio is now accepting nominations for candidates to be inducted into the class of 2021.

Since 1995, the Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna has honored older individuals who display exemplary Christian ministry throughout their lives and publicly acknowledge a positive image of the contributions of aging persons in our diocese. Criteria for nomination into the Society include outstanding service to the Church and model for Christian living.

Individuals also must be at least 60 years of age and an Episcopalian for at least 15 years. Society members are asked to pray for the bishops and the diocese, encourage local congregations to actively seek knowledge and understanding of the realities of aging, share their wisdom as all seek to grow in the stature of Christ and continue to present a positive image of aging. (Learn more)

All congregations in the diocese are encouraged to nominate one individual or couple. Congregations who have presented nominees in the past two years are asked to not forward any nominees this year in order to assure that nominees cover a diverse geographic area. Nomination forms may be found on the diocesan website. The deadline for nominations to be received is April 1.

The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna will hold the induction ceremony virtually again this year. The date has not yet been chosen, but will be widely advertised once arranged.