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The Eastern Prelacy Religious and Lay Councils adopted major decisions on spiritual and academic issues concerning the Prelacy on August 18. The meeting resolved the following:

  1. The reopening of all of the Sunday and one-day Armenian Schools under the Prelacy’s jurisdiction will begin with in-person participation by students. Even so, the final decision will be reserved for the Pastors, Boards of Trustees and school Principals of each parish, so that taking local requirements into consideration, they may provide what is best for the students, teachers and parents.
  2. The Siamanto Academy will begin Saturday, September 11, and the Teacher Development workshop on August 28 in a virtual format. Your support is essential for guaranteeing the presence of new participants.
  3. The Clergy “Reflections” series will resume Friday, September 10, in order of clerical rank beginning with the most senior.
  4. The monthly clergy consultations will reconvene on Monday, September 13, and will continue to be held the first Monday of every month.
  5. The “Prayer with the People” program with participation of the clergy will begin on September 13 and will continue every Monday.
  6. The “Faith and Family” program will resume October 4.
  7. The Clergy Convocation/Retreat will take place on October 4-5 in New York.
  8. The “Family and Christian Education” new program will begin October 6.
  9. The virtual sessions A practical guide to establishing a very short discipline of prayer” will be held on October 6 and 13.
  10. Two virtual mini-courses on the first four and last four chapters of the Bible will start on October 27.
  11. In response to the call of His Holiness, Aram I, to provide aid to Lebanon, a fundraising campaign has been initiated at the Prelacy level. We strongly urge our pastors and Boards of Trustees to do likewise at the parish level by organizing events for this purpose.