The first day of the 2012 Diocesan Youth Convention began with a procession and evening prayer (ramsha). Each parish processed into the Cathedral carrying their banner. They were officially welcomed to the Youth Convention by the main planners, Fr. Noel Gorgis and Sr. Miskenta Mariam. Afterward, the entire congregation prayed evening prayer together.
The highlight of the evening was the premiere of the documentary produced in honor of the 10 Year Anniversary. Awake, O Sleeper: Waking the Lions of Babylon, is a documentary that explores how a Chaldean diocese grows and thrives. It was produced by New Babylon Productions and is the first of many productions to come in the future.