Thirty-seven students and 14 clergymen and lay leaders will gather at the St. Mary of Providence Center in Elverson, Pennsylvania, on June 26 for the week-long St. Gregory of Datev Institute Summer Program, under the auspices of His Eminence Anoushavan, Prelate. The Program this year will be directed by Rev. Fr. Archpriest Antranig Baljian, pastor of St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church of Watertown, Massachusetts.
The Summer Program offers a unique Christian educational program for our youth in a wholesome and nurturing environment with three-pronged objectives: Instructions, prayer/worship, and fellowship and recreational activities. Each day, the program begins with a prayer. Classes are held from 9:30am to 12:30pm. In the afternoons, the students enjoy recreational activities, such as volleyball, soccer, and basketball. In the evenings, the students engage in a panel discussion, followed by three concurrent Bible studies for different age groups. And the day comes to a close with the Compline Service (Husgoom).