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GOAA - National Young Adult Conference In New York July 23-26

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8-10 East 79th St. New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 570-3530 Fax: (212) 774-0215

April 20, 2004

2004 National Young Adult Conference
Tel: 646.519.6189

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
Banquet. .

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


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