Diocese Invited to International Youth Conference
June 1, 2007
JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced our diocese has been invited to participate in an International Youth Conference which will take place from July 11-16, 2007 in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey).
Hosted by His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the conference will include young men and women from all of the Holy Metropolitanates of the Ecumenical Throne from all around the world, from sister Orthodox Churches, from various Monastic Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods, from other Christian Churches and Confessions, from Orthodox Theological faculties, Academies, Institutes and Seminaries, from International Ecclesiastical Organizations, from International Youth Associations and Cultural Institutions, as well as from the local Christian Churches. The theme of the conference will be "Members of the Church - Citizens of the World"
Our delegation will travel to Constantinople with their counterparts of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The eleven member diocesan delegation will be headed by the Very Rev. Fr. Jonathan Tobias, and will include the Very Rev. Fr. Peter Paproski and the Rev. Fr. Andrew Bartek. Diocesan youth in attendance will include, Seminarian Matthew Staigon, Subdeacon David Urban, Roseann Smisko Santana, Marisa Tobias, Victoria Gray, Danielle Fecso, Jessica Kadlec & Elizabeth Fedornock
Athenogenes the Holy Martyr of Heracleopolis; Julia the Virgin-martyr of Carthage; 1,015 Martyrs in Pisidia
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