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SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications] -- "In the Beginning" is the title of a conference for teachers, parents, youth ministers, and others interested in Orthodox Christian education, slated to be held at the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

Sponsored by the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America, the conference is one of a series conducted in recent years in different regions of the country.

Matushka Valerie Zahirsky, a long-time DCE member and noted author, educator, and speaker, will be the keynote speaker. She will explore a variety of ways to teach major themes revealed in the book of Genesis.

Several workshops, exploring creative ideas and resources appropriate for home and classroom use and related topics, will also be offered throughout the day.

The $15.00 registration fee covers all conference materials and lunch. Checks payable to the Orthodox Church in America may be sent with registration forms, which may be downloaded together with a conference schedule and other information, here, to Mrs. Jewelann Stefanar, 4706 Bentwood Dr., Brooklyn, OH 44144-3153. Those requiring overnight accommodations may also contact Mrs. Stefanar at 216-741-0985 or


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