Reflections on College Conference East 2015

Reflection on College Conference East 2015 - By Nico Laliberté

Friday, February 26, 2016

My experience of College Conference was incredible. I was thoroughly impressed with all of the workshops and speakers. As someone who was raised in the church, I was thrilled to not just get Sunday-school answers to issues, but to have actual honest discussion about the topics. My favourite workshop was on Media Martyrdom, hosted by Steven Christoforou. I thought he did an excellent job of reflecting on media in today’s society and offering some ideas without feeling the need to come to an easy cookie-cutter resolution. I thought the teaching Liturgy was also very well done. His Grace, Bishop Gregory did an excellent job explaining the history and significance of the different parts of the Liturgy in a way that didn’t disrupt the prayerfulness of the service. Read more...

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 6:13-20

Gospel Reading: Mark 9:17-31

St. John of the Ladder; Conon the Gardener; Mark the Ascetic; Righteous Father Mark of Athens; John the Bulgarian; Mark the Faster; Parthenios the New Martyr who contested in Didymoteichos; George the New-Martyr of Rapsani; Eulogios the Martyr; Eulabios the Martyr; Conon the Isaurian

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