Affirmative Aging

The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna

The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna celebrates exemplary Christian ministry. The purpose is to recognize, honor, and celebrate the wisdom, experience, maturity, and achievements of older persons (60 and older) in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

  • At least 15 years as Episcopalians
  • Lay or clergy
  • Faithfully ministered in family, community, church, nation, or world
  • Publicly acknowledge a positive image of the contributions of aging persons

Like St. Simeon, they offer us the consolation of God through difficult times or when we begin to doubt.
Like St. Anna, they inspire us to believe in a liberation that is always fresh and alive with new hope and new energy.

Criteria for Nomination

  • Living examples of Christian witness, compassionate lives of faithfulness to the gospel of Christ Jesus; the hope of the gospel for all persons in the diocese
  • Outstanding service to the church
  • Living community of prayer
  • Model for Christian living
  • Look to society for images of life that are lived in imitation of Christ Duties
  • Pray for bishops and diocese
  • Advise bishops, Affirmative Aging Commission or others when asked
  • Encourage local parish/mission and other individuals to actively seek knowledge and understanding of the realities of aging
  • Continue to present a positive image of aging
  • Share wisdom as all seek to grow in the stature of Christ

Nomination to the Society

Any congregation in the diocese is encouraged to nominate one individual or couple, but congregations who have presented nominees in the past two years should not forward any nominees this year in order to assure that nominees cover a diverse geographic area.

Nomination forms for 2020 honorees are currently being accepted. The date for the 2020 induction and luncheon is April 29.

Nominations may be made online by clicking here or by downloading a nomination form in the resources section below. Nomination forms may be sent via email or mail to Ann Sabo c/o Diocese of Southern Ohio, 412 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati OH 45202.

You may RSVP to the 2020 luncheon here