Between July 15 – 17, 2016 and under the auspices of His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar of the Eastern United States, Mor Aphrem Center hosted the Summer Youth Retreat 2016 in New Jersey. The participants were 34 syriac youth from all the parishes in New Jersey area.
On Saturday evening July 16, Very. Rev. Father Andrew Bahhi, spiritual guide of the retreat, accompanied by syriac youth deacons, celebrated the Holy Liturgy at Mor Aphrem Chapel at Mor Aphrem Center.
The retreat’s program which is set up and administrated by several syriac youth volunteers includes spiritual education, bible studies, workshops and sports activities.