A Conference for Oriental Orthodox Youth: November 26, 2011
“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
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