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From the Rector

Dear Friends,

The Apostolic Johannite Church is proud to present the twentieth annual AJC Conclave – May 16-21, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec

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 The Divine Feminine

Keynote Speaker and Dr. Juliana Eimer Memorial Lecture

The Apostolic Johannite Church is excited to welcome and present Dr. Celene Lillie as our Keynote and Dr. Juliana Eimer Memorial Lecture presenter which will be delivered as one lecture.  She will be presenting on The Thunder,  Perfect Mind.

Celene Lillie (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary) is the Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation at First United Methodist Church in Boulder, Colorado, and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.  She is the author of The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis, the director of translations for A New New Testament, and a co-author of The Thunder Perfect Mind: A New Translation and Introduction. (via the Westar Institute)

For several years, the Rev. Subdeacon Juliana Eimer, Ph.D was an active presenter and participant at our Conclaves- speaking on a variety of topics, from female Saints to the nature of Divinity. Her passing a mere months after Conclave 2016 was difficult for our community, and the Apostolic Johannite Church has chosen to remember her work here with us through an annual lecture in her name.

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:

  • The Divine Feminine in the Gospel of John – Dr. David Goodin, McGill University
  • Missing Witches with Risa Dickens and Amy Torok (of the Missing Witches Podcast)
  • The Sacrament of Matrimony with the Primate of the United States
  • The Great Lady in Temple Theology with the Bishop of New South Wales
  • Centering Prayer for Gnostics with the Bishop of New South Wales
  • Incarnation and the Divine Mother with the Rev. Mrs. Christina Rockey
  • The Divine Feminine in Secret John with V. Rev. Tony Silvia
  • Mirth and Reverence: The Spirituality of Comedy and Joyful Living with Fr. Joseph McCauslin
  • The Gospel of Mary with the Rev. Mr. Clark Aitkins
  • Feminine Figures in Gnostic and Buddhist Scripture with Deacon Jason Campbell

Costs and Registration

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

Full Registration

Individual- January 1st to April 1st: Early Bird: $500
After April 1st: $525

Couple- January 1st to April 1st: Early Bird: $900
After April 1st: $950

Full Registration includes All Activities and Eight Meals:

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

Weekend Package includes All Activities and Four Meals

Individual- January 1st to April 1st: Early Bird: $250
After April 1st: $300

Couple- January 1st to April 1st: Early Bird: $450
After April 1st: $500

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

or

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

$125 Individual Per Day Registration (Includes activities and scheduled meals excepting Saturday Dinner)

Refund Policy

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

Registration closes May 2nd and you can find all the details at https://www.johannite.org/conclave/

This Month at St. Joseph's

Join us this month when we celebrate the Johannite Gnostic Mass on Jan 9th at 7:30pm, followed by dinner. We will also be meeting for dinner and discussion on January 23rd at 715pm.

Ad Sacram Flammam,
+ Shaun Mar Iohannes

News From Around the Church
Priestess of Isis and Author, M. Isidora Forrest takes us through an exploration of the scriptures, imagery and roles associated with the figures of both Isis and Sophia through religious history and practice
New from Talk Gnosis: An Interview with Nicholas Laccetti- author of The Inner Church is the Hope of the World: Western Esotericism as a Theology of Liberation.

Schedule
 

Locations and Times

Liturgy: 7:30pm @ The Unitarian Church of Calgary
Room 4, Side Entrance
1703 1 Street Northwest
Calgary, AB T2M 4P4

Coffee and Discussion:
7:15pm @ Ricki’s All Day Grill (North Hill Centre)
1632 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1M7

January 9 - Liturgy - Mary, Theotokos
January 23 - Discussion - Open Discussion

 
February 13 - Liturgy - Holy Valentinus
February 27 - Discussion - Valentinus' Three Fold Division

 
March 13 - Liturgy - The Cathars
March 27
- Discussion - The Cathars
 
April 10 - Liturgy for Easter
April 24 - Discussion - Open Discussion

 
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