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GOAA - National Young Adult Conference In New York July 23-26
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Tue, 20 Apr 2004 12:36:42 -0700
GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2004
2004 National Young Adult Conference
"BUILDING FAITH: UNITED IN CHRIST"
New York City to Host 22nd Annual Young Adult Ministries Conference July 23
- July 26, 2004
New York, NY - The young adults of the Direct Archdiocesan District are
eagerly preparing for this summer's 22nd Annual National Young Adult
Conference, which is scheduled for July 23-26 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel
in New York City. This year's Conference, themed "Building Faith: United in
Christ," will be held in conjunction with the 37th Biennial Clergy-Laity
Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America which begins July
The mission of the Young Adult Ministry is to create a setting to take the
spiritual journey of personal growth, to commit to learn about our faith,
to minister to one another and to help those in need. The ministry depends
upon the commitment and desire of clergy and laity to learn about and love
Christ and His Church by offering their hearts, resources and talents,
namely, Worship (Liturgia), Witness (Martyria), Service (Diakonia), and
Fellowship (Koinonia), and using these four characteristics to live a
balanced Orthodox Christian life and to grow in His likeness.
The weekend will kick off with a "Red Carpet" Affair on Friday to welcome
arriving guests. On Saturday, a keynote brunch will feature Father John
Heropoulos of St. Paraskevi in Greenlawn, New York, followed by various
workshops and discussions throughout the day.
Saturday plans include an evening at New York City's famous South Street
Seaport. Later that evening participants will have the opportunity to
participate in several late night discussions or participate in a Midnight
Run Program, an outreach to deliver food and clothing to homeless people
throughout the city.
A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy concelebrated by His Eminence Archbishop
Demetrios and the Holy Synod of Bishops will take place Sunday morning at
the hotel. The conference will conclude that evening with the Grand
For the first time, a special invitation has being extended to the young
adults by the Clergy-Laity Congress to participate in its Monday events.
This opportunity is available to all young adults who are registered for
the Young Adult Conference. The Monday Clergy-Laity Program includes the
opening keynote breakfast with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and
educational workshops throughout the day.
For further updates, details, and online registration, please visit our
website at www.conference.yal.org.
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