The annual St. Nersess Christmas Conference will take place from January 2-6, 2012 at the Seminary in New Rochelle, New York. As they do each year, college students and young adults from around the United States will flock to the Armenian spiritual oasis of St. Nersess for five days to retreat, refresh and retool from the rigors and stresses of college life.
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"A SIGN FOR YOU…"
This year, participants will discover for their own lives the "sign" of salvation heralded by the angel who, in the Evangelist Luke's account of Jesus' birth, appeared to a group of shepherds, saying:
"And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." [Luke 2:12]
In the warm and inviting atmosphere of St. Nersess, participants will also have plenty of time to renew friendships and to renew their spirit ahead of the Spring semester that will await them at college.
ORIENTAL ORTHODOX YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE
For the first time, this year's Christmas Conference will be open to young adults from our Oriental Orthodox Churches. The Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian and Malankara Syrian Orthodox Churches are sister churches, in full communion with the Armenian Church.
Deacon Benjamin Rith-Najarian, pastoral intern at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ will direct the conference. V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Seminary Dean, will serve as conference chaplain.
COLLEGE-AGE YOUNG ADULTS WELCOME
The Christmas Conference is open to college-age men and women. The cost of the program including tuition, materials, room and board, and all the Christmas cookies you can eat, is $300. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. The conference will begin at noon on Monday, January 1 and conclude at 2PM on Friday, January 6.
LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE. CONTACT THE SEMINARY FOR INFORMATION.
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For further information contact the Seminary at by email or by phone at (914) 636-2003.