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Look for updates for the 2004 Symposium as they become available.  Until then, here's what we did last year:

Ninth Annual Symposium: Marriage & Family / Relationships as Sacrament

October 25, 2003
9:00 a.m.- 1:30p.m.
St. Geroge Antiochian Church
1220 South 60th Court
Cicero, IL

Guest Speakers:
Fr. John Mack of Orthodox Church in America. Author of Preserve Them, O Lord, and Ascending the Heights. (more)

Fr. Frank Marengos, Director of Department Religious Education for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.  (more)

9:00 Registration and Coffee.
9:40 Welcome and Prayer by Rev. Constantine Botsis Pastor, St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, Niles; Clergy Chair, Orthodox Christian SYNERGY.
10:00 A.M. Intro of First Speaker by Jolynn Ruggerio, President, Orthodox Christian SYNERGY.
Rev. John Mack on Relational Intimacy: Communion as Knowledge.
10:45 Q/A Brunch.
11:15 An invitation to Join SYNERGY by Jolynn Ruggerio.
Intro of Second Speaker by Gerpge Poulos, Vice President Orthodox Christian Synergy.
Rev. Frank Narangos on Praxis of AGAPE: The Intrinsic Sacramentality of Family.
12:45 Q/A
1:30 Conclusion
Guest Speakers
 Father John Mack is Pastor of the St. Sohia Orthodox Mission (OCA), Lawrence, KS. He Holds a BA Degree from Chest hill College: an M.Div from Philadelphia Theological Seminary an a Th.D from Whitefiels Theological Semeinary. He is a Certified Marriage and Family Counselor.  Fr. Mack converted to Orthodoxy in 1994 and was ordained to the holy Priesthood in 1994. In addition to pastoring the new mission Fr. Mack is Adjunct Professor of Religious studies and Russian and Eastern European History at the Universtiy of Kansas.
 Father Frank Marangos is the Director of Religious Education, Greek Orthodox Archdioces of America and Adjunct Professor of Religious Education and Homiletics of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He is the founder and director of the Internet School of Orthodox Studies.(ISOS) for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and is the executive editor and publisher of PRAXIS Magazine publication of the Dept. of Religious Education. Fr. Marangos was an honors graduate of the Holy Cross Greek Orthdox School of Theology(M.Div.) and received a docotoral Degree (ED.D.) with honors from NOva Southeastern University Fishler Graduate School of Education and and Human Services, and a doctoral degree(D.Min.) with honors from Perkins School of Theology, SMU in Christian Educaiton. He was Adjunct Professor of Orthodox Studies at St, Vincent DePaul Seminary, Boynton Beach, FL, and established the School of Orthodox Studies through Palm Beach Community College in Boca Raton, FL In Addition to authoring articles for theologicla publications, Fr. Frank had wide wxperience as a speaker ar parish diocesan, YAL and theological conferences, He has developed interactive CD_ROM''s for the Arcdiocese,conducts weekend religious educations seminars, and teacher training workshops throughout the Archdiocese. He is author of three popular bookds, Preserve them O Lord; Ascending the Heights; and the Journey to the Kingdom, published by Conciliar Press.

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