PRESS OFFICE
ARMENIAN CHURCH OF NORTH AMERICA WESTERN DIOCESE
3325 North Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
Tel: (818) 558-7474
Fax: (818) 558-6333
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.armenianchurchwd.com




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Organized by the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church, a
Three-Day Clergy Conference will be held on October 20, 21, 22, at the
Diocesan complex, as part of the `Tarkmanchats Lsaran'. During the
three days of the conference, which is solely for clergy, a series of
twelve religiously themed lectures will take place.
Below we have outlined the topics that will be presented, along
with their lecturers.
1. His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western
Diocese, will present three topics: A) `The mission of the pastor
within
the life of the community and the realm of globalization', B) `The
significance of Diocesan structures within intercommunity
collaboration', and C) `The role of solitude, silence and prayer,
for
the formation of Christian spirituality'.
2. Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Yardemian will discuss the following three
topics: A) `The church of the third millennium; threats,
possibilities,
visions', B) The Christian thought to escape from the world and the
sense of faith during the first centuries of Christianity, C) The
relationship between man-God in the view of David the Prophet.
3. Archpriest Dr. Fr. Zaven Arzoumanian's topic is: `The influence
of the Heavenly Kingdom upon earth, according to the Parables'.
4. Dr. Fr. Stepanos Dingilian's topics are: A) `Christian and
secular interpretations of human aspirations', B) Christian spiritual
fulfillment within the career, C) `Preserving and nurturing the
sanctity
of the Armenian family'.
5. Archpriest Fr. Sipan Mekhsian's topic will be: `The Armenian
Church - nationalism, golden age, hardships it has faced and future
concerns'.
6. Rev. Fr. Shnork Demirdjian's topic will be: `The gradual
experience of spiritual growth with the faithful (beginner, acolyte,
apostle, leader)'.
The Three-Day Clergy Conference will take place every year in October,
in order to further expound on topics relating to ecclesiastical,
clerical, religious and spiritual life. The main goal is to continually
cultivate and renew the filed of knowledge of our clergy, and in doing
so, revitalize the spirit of service.
Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Yardemian is responsible for organizing the
aforementioned functions.

DIVAN OF THE DIOCESE
June 30, 2004
Burbank, CA
From: Baghdasarian