Purity and Prayer theme for Teen Retreat at Christ the Saviour - 12/04/15

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) hosted our Diocesan Youth for a Teen Spiritual Retreat entitled "Purity and Prayer" from Friday, December 4th - Sunday, December 6th. The event was organized by Fr. Michael Demko of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, and featured Dr. Albert Rossi, Director of Field Education and professor of Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir Seminary. Over the three day event our teens were engaged in exploring their relationship with Jesus Christ, and how this necessarily affects our desire for purity - "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God".

We thank Dr. Al, Fr. Michael, our chaperones and meal sponsors, and parents for helping make this event a success. Glory to God for all things!

All our teens are encouraged to register for the Diocesan Annual Teen Retreat being held from February 26-28, 2016 at the Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, PA. Click HERE to visit the 2016 Retreat Page.
    •    NOTE: If you would like to attend and need financial assistance, please be sure to talk to your pastor, and your dean. There are also scholarships available through the OCA Dept of Youth "Peter the Aleut Grant Program" - click HERE to learn more.