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With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, the annual Saint Herman Youth Conference will be hosted once again by the parish in Albany, NY. It is a large parish with a thriving young energetic community many of whom have participated in previous conferences. The conference is a great opportunity to meet other Orthodox youth, to refocus and deepen your spiritual understanding of the church.
The conference features keynote speakers, small group workshops, clergy question and answer time, and most importantly it also offers an opportunity to meet, talk and exchange stories with others, as you work through some of life's more difficult moments.
The conference is open to all Orthodox youth age 16 years and older. The registration fee includes all lodging (quad occupancy), meals and local transportation. The fee for the conference will remain at $300 per person. We are able to offer this rate due to some sponsorships and donations.
The conference will begin with a travel day of Sunday December 23 with registration beginning in the hotel at 3:00 pm. Airport pickup is available only at Albany International Airport on the 23rd between the hours of 10:00 am and 10:00 pm. The conference will conclude with a morning check-out on Thursday December 27th. Again, delivery to the Albany Airport will be available only between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm on the 27th. Albany Amtrak station is an alternative arrival/departure location
The deadline for registration is Friday, December 1st, and after that date the cost will increase to $350.00 with no guarantee of space remaining. Any youth who need a scholarship may contact the Conference administration on the website here, or you may speak directly with Archbishop Gabriel or Father George of our parish. All clergy are encouraged to participate and bring a delegation from their parish, as well as sending in a donation to help with scholarships and the work of the Conference.
More information can also be obtained by speaking directly with either Archbishop Gabriel or Father George Lagodich here in our parish.
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