The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, St. Hurmizd Parish Greenfield Park, is holding its annual Women’s Conference. The Daughters of The King conference will be held on 11 August 2007 and will be in the honour of the Virgin Mary who is seen as an unparalleled example of feminine grace.
This year’s conference is particularly poignant, as a special prayer vigil will be held on 14 August at St. Mary’s Church on Polding Street. This vigil, illuminated by hundreds of candles and prayer will ask The Virgin Mary for her blessings, help and guidance to alleviate the suffering of Assyrian Christian sisters in Iraq.
As part of the Local Assyrian campaign to bring attention to the suffering, persecution and crimes being committed against the Christian Assyrians the organizers of the conference call on all Assyrian women throughout the world to hold vigil prayers for the plight of their Christian sisters on the eve of the feast of St. Mary.
The aims of the conference are to bring together the women in the Assyrian community given their roles as homemakers, career women and spiritual guides within their families. The daylong conference will have workshops in faith, marriage, children, and women’s health issues.
His Grace Bishop Mar Meelis Zaia, Bishop for the Australian and New Zealand Diocese, will officially open the conference and provide a spiritual talk.
“I am extremely proud my diocese have organised such an inspiring conference for the Assyrian women, given the significant role they play in their homes and our community,” says Bishop Zaia.
“I encourage all Assyrian women to attend and share their experiences and take away new levels of understanding in the Church of the East faith.”
At the conclusion of the event a celebratory Ball has been organized in the Edessa Reception Hall for 7.30 PM.
A recording of the conference will be made available to AssyriaSat, Assyrian Satellite viewers, resulting in millions of viewers worldwide.
Registration forms are available from St. Hurmizd Cathedral at Greenfield Park or forms can be downloaded from the Conference website at: daughtersoftheking.net.au
Places are limited and registration closes on. All attendees on the day receive a small gift.
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