The Diocese of Kohalpur hosted a vibrant three-day youth conference from October 22nd to October 24th, 2023, at the St. Thomas Believers Eastern Church in Kohalpur. This event brought together approximately 400 enthusiastic youths from various parishes, uniting in their shared commitment to faith and community.
The Diocese’s Believers Youth leader and his dedicated team worked tirelessly to make this event a success, with the invaluable assistance of forty enthusiastic youth volunteers who contributed to all aspects of the program’s physical arrangement.
The conference was officially inaugurated by His Grace Titus Mor Osthathiose Episcopa. During the event, he delivered insightful talks on a range of topics, including Church history, the teachings of the Apostles, the essence of the Church, and the pivotal role of youth in preserving these teachings. His Grace encouraged the young attendees to develop a vision for ministry and to actively participate in God’s mission. He emphasized the importance of the youth in upholding and passing on the teachings of the Apostles to the next generation, thereby ensuring the continuity of their faith.
On the morning of October 24, a Eucharist service took place, followed by engaging teaching sessions. The conference came to an exciting conclusion with a diocese-level dance competition, adding a cultural and festive dimension to the event. A total of 18 participants took part in the competition, showcasing their talents in Christian folk songs. The winners received cash prizes, medals, and certificates, adding a competitive edge to the program.
This youth conference left a profound impact on all attendees, serving as a platform to impart essential knowledge and encouragement for the attendees to share with those who couldn’t attend. The event aimed to fortify the faith of the youth and inspire them to actively contribute to the growth and development of the Church. It served as a reminder that they are the torchbearers of their faith and that they play a pivotal role in carrying forward the teachings and traditions of the Church for generations to come.
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