The Apostolic Johannite Church is proud to present the twenty-second annual AJC Conclave – June 24 – June 26, 2022.
Owing to the continuation of the global pandemic and in keeping with our wish to provide education and fellowship in a safe environment – Conclave 2022 will be entirely online.
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 is a rich opportunity to deepen your practice, education and experience of Gnosticism and the Apostolic Johannite Church.
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.
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 Gnosis beyond Gnosticism
The Apostolic Johannite Church is excited to welcome and present Dr. James McGrath as our Keynote speaker- and he will be presenting on John the Baptist and the Mandaeans.
Dr. James F. McGrath is Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He has a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge, a BD from the University of London, and his PhD from Durham University. He is the author of John’s Apologetic Christology, The Only True God, Theology and Science Fiction, and The Burial of Jesus, as well as (with Charles Haberl of Rutgers University) the two-volume Mandaean Book of John: Critical edition, Translation, and Commentary. Also author of numerous articles (and a few science fiction short stories) and the editor or co-editor of several volumes.
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. James McGrath – John the Baptist and the Mandaeans
Rev. James Ishmael Ford – The Knowing of Zen Buddhism
Dr. Jeffrey Kupperman – The Pneumatic Body and Gnosis in Hermetism and late Antique Platonism.
The Primate of the United States: Unity (in) Duality: Gnosis in Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and Ilm-e-Khshnoom
The Most Rev. Scott Rassbach: The Medium of the Gnostic Message
The Very Rev. Monsignor Jordan Stratford: St. Cyprian and Syncretic Mystical Experience
The Rev. Fr. Brenden Humberdross: When you can’t see the Magic: Aphantasia and the Spiritual Journey
The Rev. Deacon Jonathan Stewart: The Chaldean Oracles and Ancient Pagan Gnosticism
The Rev. Deacon Angie Wisk-Nowell: Christ vs Jesus
Brad Rees: Randy Newman, the Corleones and Christ: Subordination and Love in the Gospel of John
Joanne Leone: Barbelo, the Divine Feminine in Sethian Gnosticism
Jason Mehmel: Sparkplugs of the Divine: Latent Gnosis
Costs and Registration
Full Registration: All Talks and Workshops – 100 USD
Individual Talk or Workshop – 25 USD
Full Refund Available until June 24, 2022 (Start of Conclave)
We look forward to seeing you there and sharing your journey. Registration opens soon