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Annual Orthodox Homeschooling Conference at the Village is April 23-26

Homeschool conference attendees from a previous yearHomeschool conference attendees from a previous yearAnother year has rolled on by and it's time, once again, for the St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschooling Conference, hosted by Antiochian Village. The 2015 conference dates are set for April 23–26, and registration materials are available on the Village's website.

The evening Keynote Speaker is Fr. Andrew Steven Damick, pastor of St. Paul Orthodox Church of Emmaus, PA, author of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy and An Introduction to God, and host of the "Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy" and "Roads from Emmaus" podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio. Other distinguished speakers and workshop leaders are: Lori Peterson Branch, professor of English at the University of Iowa; Theodore (Ted) Federoff, homeschooling dad and a board certified emergency medicine physician currently working in Jersey Shore, PA; Shell Keim, experienced homeschool mom and the Director of Education at All Saints Orthodox Church in Raleigh, NC; Andrew Kern, founder and president of the CiRCE Institute; Charlotte Riggle, of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Tacoma, WA and seasoned home educator; Dr. Christopher and Anna Veniamin from St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary and Mount Thabor Publishing; and Barbara Shukin, art professor and gallery director.

View the list of topics and download the reservation form.

Antiochian Departments to Host Historic Youth Worker Conference, Jan. 25-28

The January 2012 Orthodox Christian Youth Worker Conference, a historic gathering endorsed by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, will be hosted this year by the Departments of Youth Ministry and Camping of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. It is open to all Parish Youth Workers (Youth Directors/SOYO Advisors), Camp Directors and Staff, and OCF Chaplains of all Orthodox Jurisdictions and will convene from Wednesday, January 25, to Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Antiochian Village Conference Center.

The tentative schedule is online; keynote and breakout sessions are planned for the various tracks such as Camp, Youth and OCF. Go here for details, or register online here

Fr. Joseph Purpura of the Department of Youth Ministry and a Facilitator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America Committee for Youth, urges all Parish Council and Youth Workers to make every possible effort to attend. "I personally ask that you seek your Parish's help in sending your Parish Youth Director/SOYO Advisor to this Historic Conference," notes Fr. Joseph. "Space is limited - so register early."

View the tentative schedule. 

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