THE STANDING CONFERENCE OF ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES PRESENTS THE FIRST EVER MIDWEST REGIONAL CONCELEBRATION OF THE DIVINE LITURGY
To be followed by the conference:
“A Call for Orthodox Solidarity in The Face of Persecution”
Cleveland, OH – The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches is proud to present the first concelebrated Divine Liturgy in the Midwest. The Liturgy will be followed by a conference, the main theme of which will be the persecution of Orthodox Christians during the Armenian-Sayfo Genocide (1915 – 1925) to the present massacre in Syria. Within this time period, the persecution of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, the only Oriental Orthodox Church whose patriarch currently is under house arrest will also be discussed.
At the conference, two guest speakers will lecture on the topics of the Armenian-Sayfo Genocide, the current Syrian crisis and the persecution in Eritrea. This conference will give a rare glimpse of persecution from the perspective of the communities most impacted. A panel discussion and an open Q&A will follow the talks.
Come join us to reaffirm our unity as Oriental Orthodox Christians through the Eucharist, ask the intercession of our new martyrs & confessors and stand in solidarity with one another.
The event will take place on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at:
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
2100 East Pleasant Valley Road
Seven Hills, Ohio, 44131