A special Screening & Meeting with the Executive Producer, Paul G. Turpanjian, will take place on March 11 – 4pm at the RECLAIM Conference.
The film recounts the incredible true story of one man’s desperate struggle to not only stay alive but to help save his people from near extinction in the 20th Century’s first genocide. In the midst of the chaos, one man would lead a small expeditionary group on a daring mission to rescue the scattered, destitute survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Along the way, they would risk their lives countless times, endure unimaginable hardships, and cross paths with some of the 20th century’s most legendary figures – like Prince Faisal and Lawrence of Arabia.
Extraordinarily rare film footage and photographs, as well as recently rediscovered documents, have been gathered from archives around the world to reveal a harrowing journey that is at once heart-wrenching and inspirational.
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.
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
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.
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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!