Early bird deadline extended!

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Good news!  The early bird deadline for registration has been extended until the start of Lent, February 27, 2017!  Archbishop Hovnan Derderian is extending this deadline to ensure that all who want to attend have the opportunity to do so.  Also, remember that scholarships are available!  Simply go to the registration page and click on “I need a scholarship!”  No one will be turned away.  But you must act quickly!  We’re looking forward to an inspiring weekend of learning and growth.

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Speakers and Presenters

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A partial list of Speakers and presentations include:

♦ KEYNOTE: Fr. Vazken Movsesian – Christ’s Power of Love in a Violent & Intolerant World
♦ Fr. Tateos Abdalian: The Call of the Holy Spirit and Transformation
♦ Fr. Avedis Abovyan – Raising Children with Christian Values
♦ Fr. Krikor Zakaryan – “Regeration” on being born again
♦ Fr. Mesrop Ash – Finding a Partner & Marriage today
♦ Fr. Mardiros Chevian (St. Nersess Seminary) – Is God Calling You?
♦ Fr. Serovpe Alanjian & Fr. Sarkis Petoyan – Father Confessors
♦ Fr. Vazgen Boyajian – Spirituality in and through our environment
♦ Artist Gregory Beylerian – “The Art of Living the Life you Imagine”
♦ Musician Gor Mkhitairan – Music and Spirituality
♦ Comedian Lory Tatoulian – Improvisational Theater
♦ Activist Linda Maxwell – Lookin in: The Armenian Church from the Outside
♦ Mashdots Jobanian – making the Bible alive in our lives
♦ Shakeh Major Tchilingirian – Armenian dance as an expression of spirituality
♦ Paul Turpanjain – Movie, “Crows of the Desert”
♦ Dn. Jeff Hazarian – Faith in Action: Ethics in the Workplace
♦ Judge Adrienne Krikorian – Mer Hooys: Saving our Armenian Young Girls
♦ Dr. Hrair Dekmejian – A New Agenda for the Armenian Church
♦ Melina Sardar – Finding meaning and purpose in life
♦ Varoujan Movsesian – Armenian Church architecture: the place where God lives
♦ Anush Avejic – 24 Hours a Day I Pray: Praying Shnorhali’s Prayer
♦ Susan Ounjian – Till Death Do Us Part: Loveing through the worst of times

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Scholarship alert!

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Are you a student wishing to attend this Youth Rally and Christian Conference but the registration fee is a hindrance? We’ve got good news! We’re offering scholarships to students who are unable to meet the financial obligations of registering. If you have a deep desire to participate and be a part of this unique conference, we don’t want to turn you away.  So, here’s what you must do.  Go to the REGISTER page and click on the large orange button that says “I need a scholarship!” Tell us how you heard about this conference, why you want to attend, and how receiving the scholarship will assist you.

Ready, set, go!

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3 days not to be missed!

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We’ve got a great lineup of motivational speakers and inspiring topics!  Check this space for detailed info as we share the line-up.  During this phenomenal weekend you’ll  have time for prayers, meditations, a nature hike, theater, music, and dance.  You will share, learn, and grow with your peers.  And you will make new connections and gain new friends.  This faith rally and conference will culminate with the celebration of Divine Liturgy and a Celebration Lunch.  So what are you waiting for? Register NOW!

 

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Conference Circular

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Youth Conference Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE

21 November 2016

His Holiness Karekin II, to bring blessings to Youth Conference in March  

Burbank, California – The Western Diocese of the Armenian Church, under the leadership of Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate, is pleased to announce a Youth Rally & Christian Conference to take place March 10, 11 & 12 at the diocesan headquarters.

“Embracing Our Faith, in a Changing World” is the title of this three-day event. This outreach is aimed at youth 18 to 35, young professionals, young families and the community at large, giving them an opportunity to “Reclaim” an ancient faith in the world today. Timed during the Lenten Season, this conference will offer participants an opportunity to grow spiritually and find peace that comes from faith in Jesus Christ.

“Given the rapid changes in the world, the Armenian Apostolic Church offers a time-proven (2,000 years) tradition of faith in Jesus Christ,” says event organizer Fr. Vazken Movsesian. “Embracing that faith is the challenge of the day. This Conference provides the necessary spiritual tools to move from the secular to the sacred; to find comfort, strength and courage to live the Christian life.”

All conference events – classes, meditations, service-project, worship services, morning hike, art project will be in line with the theme “Embracing Our Faith in a Changing World,” providing time for instruction, expression, introspection, artistic exploration and fellowship. International participation is welcome.

The culmination of the Conference will take place on March 12. His Holiness, Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians is making a special trip to bring his blessings and lead the rally in prayer and understanding. He will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at the conclusion, making this an unforgettable event.

This conference is not to be missed. Space is limited on a first-come-first serve basis. The cost for three-days is $125, which includes admission to all events, meals and conference materials. Scholarships and grants are available from your local parish. More information and registration is available at the website www.Embracing-Faith.com or write to info@embracing-faith.com.

Western Diocese · 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd. · Burbank CA 91504 · (626) 275-AMEN

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An opportunity for growth and peace

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We are so excited to be putting this conference together!  It’s going to be a game changer in the life of the participant.  So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Conference Information page to find out what you will GAIN from participating in this conference.  And then register!

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Embracing Our Faith in a Changing World” will take place March 10-12, 2017 at the Diocesan Complex and St. Leon Cathedral in Burbank, California.  Mark your calendars now!  You won’t want to miss this unique 3-day Christian conference and retreat.  And check this space for more info soon!

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