Initially, the Spirituality Conference was designed for coordinators and catechists who minister in ECF (Eastern Christian Formation) programs in parishes of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh.Over the years, this event has been open to any interested adults who desire to grow in their spiritual life. The format of the day usually includes three presenters who address the theme of the conference. Information about the Spirituality Conference is sent to all parishes of the Archeparchy and also welcomes all interested seekers from across the Metropolitan Church as well as other denominations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Byzantine Spirituality Conference
“The Journey to Emmaus Continued”
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
St. John the Baptist Cathedral, 210 Greentree Road, Munhall, Pa.
Sponsored by the Office of Religious Education
Guest speaker is Most Rev. Bishop Nicholas J. Samra, Eparchial Bishop of Newton.
Bishop Nicholas was ordained a priest in May 1970, and became a bishop in July 1989.
Since that time as an energetic priest and bishop, cooperating with the grace of Christ and the Holy Spirit, he has built churches, started new missions, ordained many priests, written books and articles, traveled to visit parishes, given conferences, and attended synods.
A brilliant speaker, he has inspired many to grow closer to Christ and offer themselves in service to the church.
- God With Us Curriculum: A Non-traditional Approach
Presented by Sister Marion Dobos, Director of Religious Education for the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh and Director of Pastoral Field Education at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary.
- Strength for the Journey
Chris Singel, MAT from SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary and a member of the Board of Directors, will present 10 books that can deepen the faith of Byzantine Catholics.
Chris is a Financial Software Support Specialist for Harris School Solutions. He and his wife Amanda have been presenters at the Pre-Cana Program since 2012.