Western American Diocese
Western American Diocese
The XIII All-Diaspora Youth Conference in San Francisco from June 27 to July 4

The XIII All-Diaspora Youth Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia is being organized under the theme: "In the Footsteps of St. John." This conference will be dedicated to missionary work on the basis of social services and volunteer charity work and will be taking place during the All-Bishops Council and the Feast Day of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker as this year marks the 20th anniversary of his Canonization.

Participants will participate in the Divine Services dedicated to the Feast of Saint John of Shanghai. There will be workshops, lectures and round table discussions which will include bishops from our Council. Various trips will be included as well such as sight-seeing in San Francisco, visiting local parishes and a pilgrimage to Fort Ross, CA.

Bishops from Russia will be our honored guests and participants:

  • Panteleimon, Bishop of Orekhovo-Zuebsk, auxilary to His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (President of the Synodal Department for Philanthropy and Social Services)
  • Ignaty, Bishop of Viborsk and Priozersk (President of the Synodal Department for Youth)
  • Jonah, auxilary Bishop of the Diocese of Kiev

Space is still available. Register before March 31 here.

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