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Dr. Philip Hardo FRCP
Proposal for: Syriac Orthodox Youth Convention - Europe (SOYCE)
Can we do it?
Dear clergy and friends of the Syriac Orthodox Church - Europe
Youth conferences or conventions are valuable events for supporting and maintaining our communities especially in Diaspora. It is apparent that some Archdioceses are more active than others in this respect and I feel it is time we bring our expertise together and plan for a large and united Syriac Orthodox Youth Convention in Europe.
Objectives of SOYCE:
• To encourage growth in faith and support for the Syriac church.
• To take part in cultural, social, and spiritual activities.
• To promote communication and collaboration between European Syriac Youths.
SOYCE is a journey of togetherness structured to appeal specifically to our youth and to be shared by all. It's a place where participants can strengthen their faith, values and relationship with each other through:
• Daily Chapel
• Forum discussions: Why Orthodoxy? Community Service, Culture and Values, Syriac language do we need it? Our roots past and presents… etc.
• An Inspiring Communion Service
• Feedback and reflection
The convention is a team effort and I would like to invite your comments and suggestions on the following:
1. Where to hold it?
3. How many days?
4. Who to invite (age range)?
5. What should the program include?
6. How to form the committee?
7. What can we learn from the USA convention?
8. Other suggestions?
For more information see:
Let us make a reality.
If you wish to work with me please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org "