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Dear Friends,

The Apostolic Johannite Church is proud to present the twenty-first annual AJC Conclave – May 28 – June 2nd, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

That's right- Conclave is coming here after a 14 year absence.

Each year the people of the AJC, friends and family gather together to socialize, learn, build our skills and deepen our community. It is an amazing opportunity for spiritual growth and insight to modern Gnostic practice.

Conclave offers lectures, workshops and panel discussions selected to develop ministry skills, support the work of church leaders both lay and ordained and deepen and enrich the spiritual lives of attendees. Conclave is also rich in social time, time to eat, talk, pray and practice together. It’s like a retreat and a conference all rolled into one.

As always, we welcome you, no matter who you are or what your spiritual path, to join us for this unique week. You can come for all or part and participate as much or as little as you’d like. However you choose, we welcome you into our household.

Our theme this year is Modern Gnosticism

Keynote Speaker 

The Apostolic Johannite Church is excited to welcome and present Dr. Glen Fairen as our Keynote speaker- and he will be presenting on The Meaning of the Occult

Dr. Glen J. Fairen is an instructor at the University of Alberta in the program of Religious Studies, where he teaches classes ranging from Method and Theory, the Historical Jesus, Apocalyptic Themes, and Studies in Witchcraft and the Occult. He also is the author of As Below, So Above: Apocalypticism, Gnosticism and the Scribes of Qumran and Nag Hammadi (2009). 

Program of Conclave Lectures and Workshops

In addition to our Keynote, we are also excited to bring you an engaging list of speakers and activities throughout the Conclave program.

Without further preamble- here are some of the talks and workshops we have at the time of this announcement:

  • Dr. Glen Fairen – The Meaning of the Occult
  • Rev. Rick Beck – Spiritual Direction: Another Way of Knowing
  • The Primate of the United States – Why Gnosticism Now?: Myth in the Age of Scientism
    The Primate of the United States: Constant Chevillon: Modern Martyr
  • The Bishop of New South Wales – Integral Gnosticism
  • Msgr. Scott Rassbach – The Gnosticism of Philip K. Dick
  • Msgr. Bray Weaver – Deep Millennial Currents
  • Rev. Deacon Jonathan Stewart – The Gospel of John and Sufism
  • Rev. Deacon Bryan Garner – The Church and Medieval Magic: Liturgy and the Classic Grimoires
  • Rev. Mrs. Angie Wisk-Nowell – The Divine Feminine and the Holy Spirit
  • Jason Mehmel – Modern Gnosticism and Narrative

Costs and Registration

Lodging is not included and is the responsibility of the attendee.

Individual Full Registration- Early Bird (Jan 1st to April 1st): $350 USD
April 2nd – Regular Individual Registration – $375 USD


Couple Full Registration- Early Bird (Jan 1st to April 1st):: $675 USD
April 2nd – Regular Couple Registration – $700 USD 

includes
Thursday: Supper
Friday: All Activities, Lunch and Supper
Saturday: All Activities and Lunch.  Supper excursion at own cost
Sunday: All Lectures, Workshops, and Lunch
Monday: All Activities, Lunch and Supper
Tuesday: All Activities, Lunch

Individual Weekend Registration- Early Bird (Jan 1st to April 1st): $250 USD
April 2nd – Regular Weekend Registration – $275 USD


Couple Full Registration- Early Bird (Jan 1st to April 1st):: $425 USD
April 2nd – Regular Couple Weekend Registration – $450 USD 

includes
Friday: All Activities, Lunch and Supper
Saturday: All Activities and Lunch.  Supper excursion at own cost
Sunday: All Lectures, Workshops, and Lunch

or

Saturday: All Activities and Lunch.  Supper excursion at own cost
Sunday: All Lectures, Workshops, and Lunch
Monday: All Activities, Lunch and Supper

Individual Per Day Registration: $100

Refund Policy

From Registration Opening until April 1st- 100% Refund
April 2nd to May 1st- 50% Refund
After May 2nd- No Refund will be issued

Registration closes May 14th

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing your journey. Registration opens soon

This Month at St. Joseph's

Please join us as we celebrate Liturgy for the Feast of Epiphany on January 8th at 8pm in Room 4 at the Unitarian Church, or for some dinner and discussion, at 745pm on January 22nd at Boston Pizza at North Hill Centre. 

Ad Sacram Flammam,
+ Shaun Mar Iohannes
News and Education from Around the Church

Consecrations to the Episcopacy

The Apostolic Johannite Church is pleased to announce two upcoming consecrations the Sacred Order of the Episcopacy.

By a unanimous vote of the Apostolic Council, Scott Rassbach and Jeremiah ‘Bray’ Weaver were elected to the Episcopacy of the Apostolic Johannite Church on November 12th, 2019.

The Bishops-Elect will be consecrated together at a celebration of the Liturgy of the Apostolic Johannite Church to be held on May 30th, 2020 during the Church’s annual Conclave meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Sovereign Pontiff of the Apostolic Johannite Church will serve as Principal Consecrator with the Primate of the United States and the Bishop of New South Wales serving as Co-Consecrators.

In 12 years of active ministry with the Apostolic Johannite Church, Bishop-Elect Rassbach has served as the Prefect for Liturgical Rites, the pastor of two parishes and a member of the Apostolic Council. Bishop-Elect Scott Rassbach will take the title, name and jurisdiction of Mar Iacomus, Auxiliary Bishop of the United States.

Bishop-Elect Weaver has served for 11 years with the Apostolic Johannite Church- as a member of the Apostolic Council, the Rector of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Denver, Colorado as well as in both hospice and police chaplaincy roles. Bishop-Elect Jeremiah ‘Bray’ Weaver will take the title, name and jurisdiction of Mar Symeon, Auxiliary Bishop of the United States.

The Bishops-Elect will take on a variety of new functions and tasks to assist both the Sovereign Pontiff of the Apostolic Johannite Church and the Primate of the United States.

After a period of time to be determined by the Sovereign Pontiff, the Dioceses of Oregon and Colorado will be formally established under the Archdiocese of Wisconsin, with an announcement to be made at the appointed time.

The Very Rev. Fr Tony Silvia takes us through the cosmology of the Apocryphon of John and discusses the concept and practice of Gnostic Ascent, in this lecture from Conclave 2019.

Upcoming Schedule
 

Liturgy: 8pm @ The Unitarian Church of Calgary
Room 4, Side Entrance
1703 1 Street Northwest
Calgary, AB T2M 4P4

 

Coffee and Discussion:
7:45pm @ Boston Pizza @ North Hill

1668 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1M7

January 8th - Liturgy - Epiphany
January 22nd - Dinner and Discussion

February 12th - Liturgy - Holy Valentinus
February 26th - Dinner and Discussion

March 11th - Liturgy - Saint Symeon the New Theologian
March 25th - Dinner and Discussion

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