Youth & Family Conference 2014

When:
October 10-12, 2014

Where:
Westwood, MA

Host:
Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral
340 Clapboardtree Street
Westwood, Massachusetts 02090
Phone: 617-469-2380
Fax: 617-469-2380

Subject:
Growing Closer to Christ: The Mysteries

Topics:
1. Proskomide and Holy Communion
2. Confession
3. Baptism/Chrismation/Holy Unction for grades 1-8
Marriage/Ordiantion for high school, college, and adults

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