5th European Family Conference (Middle Europe) in Vienna
I am very happy to inform you that the 5th European Family Conference (Middle Europe) of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church will be held at the Syrian Orthodox Cultural Centre, Leopoldauerplatz 92,93, 1210 Vienna, Austria on 18th to 20th September, 2009. „Abide in Christ“ (St.John 15:4) is the Theme of this year’s Conference. The main objectives of the Family Conference are to strengthen our faith and spirituality among our European Diaspora, to nurture strong and healthy family culture of the Syrian Christians and to help its members to face the challenges that they are facing in Europe. In this three-day conference, there will be separate sheduled programmes for Adults, youth and Children .Under the leadership of HG.Dr.Kuriakose Mor Theophilose Metropolitan, Patriarchal Vicar of the Central Europe, this European Family Conference is the 5th of its kind. In this year, Very Rev.Dr.Adai Jacob Cor-Episcopos, Principal of MSOT Seminary, Mullamthuruthy, will be the Chief Guest of the Conference and will take main classes for the adults as well as the youths. Dr.Johann Marte, President of the Pro oriente, and Rev.Dr. Rudolf Prokshi, Rector of the Thomas College and Professor of Patrology in the Vienna University, will be our guests of honour and Very Rev.Dr. Immanuel Aydin Cor-Episcopos, Vicar, St. Eprem Syrian Orthodox Church, and Very Rev.Joseph Elia Ramban will be our Special Guests. Rev.Fr.Dr. Thomas Jacob, Germany, Rev.Fr.Jomy Joseph, Switzerland and Rev.Fr.Biju.M.Parekkattil, Vienna will also attend the conference and lead its different sessions.
St.Mary’s Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, Vienna, celebrates its 20th annuasary in this year and brings out a souvenir to mark this auspicious occasion and which will be unveiled at the Public Meeting and Cultural Evening of the Family Conference on 19th September, 2009. For more details of this Family conference, please visit our Church’s Website: www.stmarysvienna.at.
with greetings and prayers
Fr.Biju.M.Parekkattil, Vicar, St.Mary’s Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, Vienna.
General Convenor of the 5th European Family Conference (Middle Europe)—2009.
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