“One Body and one Spirit” A Conference for Oriental Orthodox Youth: November 26, 2011


College-aged youth from the Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian and Malankara Syrian Orthodox Churches will gather on November 26 for an all-day conference of fellowship and discussion. The conference will take place at St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church, 433 Riva Avenue, East Brunswick, NJ.

The day will focus on the words of St. Paul to the Ephesians: “There is one body and one spirit, just as your were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in all.” [Ephesians 4:4-6].

The Oriental Orthodox Churches are a family of five ancient, eastern churches that are fully united in their Christian faith and doctrine. “While autonomous churches with their own rich histories and Christian cultures, the Oriental Orthodox Churches are in full sacramental communion,” said V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Dean of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary (New York) and Secretary of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches. “We are truly brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The daylong conference is open to high-school, college and graduate-aged students who are members of one of the Oriental Orthodox Churches. The cost is $10. Those interested are asked to register on-line at www.copticbiblestudy.org. For more information go to facebook.com/orthodoxsn.