Burbank, CA Religious
Panel Discussion On
Family, Marriage & Love
On March 19.
Have you wondered how to keep your faith during challenging
times? The Lord teaches us that it is in these moments of trial can
we find true enlightenment - especially for our families.
Offering a lifeline to those who need it the
most, the Western Diocese of the Saint
Leon Armenian Cathedral says that its
annual Reclaim conference will take
place on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from
9:00 am to 5pm.
The four-part discussion will focus on bringing the family together
regardless of external events such as the pandemic and geopolitical
The new conference will take place in
the Western Diocese’s headquarters at
the Saint Leon's Cathedral located at
3325 North Glenoaks Boulevard,
Participants will understand the importance of family and
faith, and keeping one’s devotion to the Lord despite
There will be four main discussions. The
first topic, called “The Sacrament of Holy
Matrimony” will be moderated by Hayk
Madoyan, a teacher of Orthodox
Christianity, specializing in doctrine and
history of the Armenian Church.
The next will be “Keeping Family Healthy in an Unhealthy World” by Kristen
Morefield, a licensed therapist who specializes in working with trauma and
anxiety with individuals, couples and families.
The third will be “Family is a luxury:
Contemporary reflections on the
unspoken pandemic” by Ani Shahinian,
University of Oxford, MA Near Eastern
Languages & Cultures.
The last discussion topic will be “When Families Don’t Work:
Separation, Divorce & Reconciliation” by The Honorable Sharon L.
Kalemkiarian of the San Diego County Superior Court.
After the initial topics, there will be
three panel discussions where you
can ask your spiritual questions
regarding family and the Lord.
. The first will be on dating, sex, and marriage moderated by Father Sarkis Petoyan, Saint Gregory's
Armenian Church, Pasadena; the second will be on Money, Raising a Family, Healthy living, Anxiety
and the Church and