Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Dan Everiss

Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 11:34 AM




 
With the blessing of Archbishop Andronik the following events will be sponsored by St Nicholas Convent. More details forthcoming after Mother Agapia's return from a Holy Land pilgrimage March 6.

WOMEN'S LENTEN RETREAT MARCH 25-27
A Women's Lenten Retreat will be held at St Nicholas Convent in Constantia, NY starting Friday afternoon March 25 (service that evening, Liturgy next morning) and then two presentations with discussion from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday March 26.  For those interested transportation can be arranged to Rochester, NY for services Saturday evening and Sunday morning March 27 at Holy Ascension church. Following the Sunday liturgy Seraphim Englehardt will present a slideshow on his visit to the churches of Alaska and the reliquary of  St Herman presentation in Rochester Sunday March 27. 

Presbytera Sarah Kambites from Ottawa (originally from Uganda, her brother is Fr Christopher Walasumbi) will speak informally about her start in Orthodoxy in Uganda, and then lead a discussion on her experience in the challenge of balancing family and career while nurturing a spiritual life. We also hope to have a representative from the Zoe for Life organization based in Cleveland OH speak on their work . 

SUMMER YOUTH RETREAT & WORK WEEK AUGUST 7-13
Be sure to mark your calendars now for the youth retreat to be held once again at St Andrew's Retreat Center for ages 7-12 from Sunday August 7-Saturday August 13. A teen work week will be held at St Nicholas Convent concurrently. More details to come in the near future.

February 27, 2016

The parish of the Protection of the Mother God, in the Argentinian Province of Tres Capones Misiones, sends a greeting to the youth conference at Mountainview. See video below. 

February 22, 2016
Youth Conference at Mountainview

The Russian Orthodox Youth Conference took place at Mountainview February 12-15, 2016.  Not only were there special guest speakers from South America and Russia, but the Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Nicholas blessed the conference.  During a round table question and answer session with diocesan and guest clergy, a question was posed: "why do we pray to icons..." - the answer to the question was most resoundingly answered not by words, but by the miracle of St. Nicholas showing all that could see that the lectern-vestment, upon which the icon lay, was saturated in Myrrh.  Along with spiritual discussions, the youth were able to participate in other activities such as skiing.  On Monday, Feburary 15, the feast of the Meeting of our Lord was celebrated with the service of the Divine Liturgy led by Archbishop Andronik along with our dear guests from the Greek Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Demetrius and clergy.  See photos here.

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