Joanna's selections from Reader Daniel's emailings.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Updates from rocana
Sharing: Updates: North American ROCA: From<http://www.rocana.org>:
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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
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.
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
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
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
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.