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The youth of our parish are not our future, they are our NOW. We actively seek to provide opportunities for our youth, but the most important factor in their spiritual development is YOU. Living a life of Orthodoxy inside and outside the home, as a family, is one of the most important factors to a child's development in the church. Allowing your children to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the parish, the diocese, and the Orthodox community at large, allows your children to network and bond with others who share their values.



Our parish is blessed to have the teaching talents of Mrs. Laura, who offers Montessori Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - a Pre-K to 2nd Grade religious education program that we call Atrium.  Throughout the school year Atrium is offered on Sundays 9-9:45am, while the Matins service is being offered in the Church.  Please send an email if you would like to learn more about how to sign up future littles for her class.

Camp Nazareth

Our diocesan program which runs in July. Camp Nazareth is the official Youth Camp, Retreat and Conference Center  for the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., located,  in Mercer, PA.   It was established in 1977 By His Grace, Bishop John, and has been expanded and improved under the leadership of Metropolitan Nicholas and Metropolitan  Gregory.

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College Fellowship

Orthodox Christian Fellowship is the college organization for students across the country and Canada and provides opportunities to participate in the annual College Conference and Real Break programs. Many colleges have local chapters. Fr. Jonathan is currently the Spiritual Advisor to the NIU OCF. 

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Cross Road

A Pan-Orthodox program for high school students finishing their Junior or Senior year. This ONE-TIME opportunity is a 10-day exploration in Vocation and provides opportunities to study the faith, worship and serve the needy with 30 Orthodox students from all over the country.

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Altar Boy Retreat and Young Women's Encounter are retreats held in Johnstown, PA for several days at the end of June. The young men and women enrich their faith while learning about their specific roles as men and women of the church.

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