Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Orthodox reach out to African-Americans

Fr. Moses Berry

Orthodox reach out to African-Americans

NEWARK, NJ [OCA Communications]
— Several noted Orthodox Christian clergy and lay speakers will address the public at the Ancient Christianity Conference here June 2-3, 2006.

The conference theme, "Rediscovering our African Christian Heritage," will serve to introduce the general public to Orthodox Christianity with special emphasis on its 2000 year presence on the African continent, and the implications of this heritage has for today. Among the topics to be discussed will be Africa's ancient Christian heritage, the witness of African women in the life of Orthodox Christianity, and the history of the Church between the time of the apostles and the Protestant reformation.

Organized by the Very Rev. Joseph Lickwar, rector of the Orthodox Church in America's Saints Peter and Paul Church, Jersey City, NJ, and the Rev. Brian D. Rawls, Sr., the conference will be held at the Deliverance Evangelistic Center, 621 Clinton Ave., Newark, NJ.

Among the noted speakers are Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, the Rev. Moses Berry, Dr. Albert Raboteau, Mother Catherine [Weston], and the Rev. Paisius Altschul.

The conference will begin with an opening presentation on Friday, June 2, at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, June 3, the program will open with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m.

Admission is free of charge.

For additional information contact Father Lickwar at 201-434-1986 or jlickwar@comcast.net or the Rev. Rawls at 973-332-2517 or antenicene@msn.net.