2001 Know Your Faith Educational Conference

September 22, 2001

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The following information regarding the 2001 Know Your Faith Educational Conference has been released by the Diocesan Religious Education Commission:

About the Conference:

This year's Educational Conference is open to all who wish to learn
more about the Orthodox Faith. It will take place on Saturday,
Sept 28, 2002 in the Main Lodge of Camp Nazareth, located at
339 Pew Road in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Camp Nazareth is
conveniently located off Exit 2 of I-80 near the Ohio/Pennsylvania
border. The conference will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at
4:00 pm.Lunch will be provided by the Camp Nazareth Staff

Topics and Presenters:

1) Models of Faith: The Saints as Teachers and Exemplars
, The Rev. Fr. Jason DelVitto.

Fr. Jason will discuss the role of Saints in the life of the Church, then and now. He will defend his tesis that the Fathers and Saints of the Church were eucators of the world of their era and that their teachings are still relevant for Orthodox Christians today.

Father Jason serves as a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese since his ordination in 1978and is currently pastor of St. George's Orthodox Church, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. Father Jason is a graduate of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation in the PH.D. program in Theology at Dusquesne University.  Father Jason teaches courses in religious studies on the university, college and seminary levels.

2)  Avenues of Teaching the Faith Through Life
The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky.

Father Ken will illustrate how the Church, Herself, is an educator. Mention will be made of the various ways the Church is viewed as an educator for all of her children, old and young alike.  Following the afternoon break, Father Ken will present a workshop using some of the newest CDs available form the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. These CDs can be used as valuable educational tools for the Church School and home alike.

Father Ken is a priest of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese since his ordination in 1978 and is currently pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. Father Ken is a graduate of Christ the Saviour Seminary and is currently workng on his doctoral dissertation at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is the Diocesan Director of Christian Education and Instructor of Sacred Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary.


Please make your reservations for Ed Conference 2002 by contacting
The Very. Rev. Protopresbyter Ken Bachofsky
on or before Sept. 22, 2002.

Phone:(330) 372-9778
Email: otecken@netlinkmail.com

Conference Fees:

Adult $15.00, Students $12.00 (College age or under)

Need overnight lodging? Contact Fr. Michael Zak at (724) 662-4840