Youth & Family Conference 2012

When:
October 5-8, 2012

Where:
Toronto, Canada

Hosts:
St. Nektarios, Mother of God of Proussa, St. Joseph of Arimathea and St. Theodore of Canterbury Mission

Encyclical of the Holy Eparchial Synod in America

We will be blessed with the presence and participation of His Beatitude, Archbishop Kallinikos, their Eminences Metropolitan Pavlos, Metropolitan Moses, Metropolitan Chrysostomos and their Graces, Bishop Photios and Bishop Christodoulos.

The Conference will start on Friday, October 5, 2012, with a Luncheon meeting of Hierarchs and Clergy. After Vespers, His Eminence Archbishop Kallinikos will speak to the conferees. Saturday will be dedicated to workshops, talks and programs for children from 6 and up. Sunday will be a concelebration with Archbishop Kallinikos.

The following are the schedule and registration form for the upcoming Conference:

Schedule | Registration

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