St. Herman’s youth conference

09:30 PM


To All the Reverend Rectors of the Montreal & Canadian Diocese


This year, the St Herman’s Youth conference will be held, with God’s help, at the Protection of the Holy Virgin Memorial Church, Ottawa, Canada. Please, remember, that the St Herman’s youth conference for more then three decades continues it’s mission to provide a rare opportunity for all of our Orthodox youth to meet together, to become acquainted, to participate in group discussions and to listen to lectures of a purely Orthodox character, and finally and most importantly, to prepare for and receive communion of the Holy Mysteries of Christ on the feast day of St Herman, 12/25 December.

The St Herman’s committee which is undertaking the organization of the conference is working very hard to contain the costs of attending these conference to a minimum. As always, the outlays for food and lodging are the highest. For this reason we are appealing to each parish to make this conference accessible to as many of our Orthodox youth as possible.

In connection with this, I urgently request that all the reverend rectors take up a special collection on Sunday, November 7/20 of this year in our parishes at the end of the Divine Liturgy to help defray the costs of organizing this conference. I would also ask that this be announced from the amvon prior to the collection taking place.

The funds collected will help to cover the expenses of the conference and will also be used to make it possible for the St Herman’s organizing committee to assist young people from families of limited means.

It is also asked of each parish to sponsor al least one representative from amongst the youth – to take part in the St. Herman’s Conference.

I thank you in advance for your support. Please do not forget that our youth is our future. We must support it!

Please send cheques to:
St. Herman’s Youth Conference
c/o Rev. George Lagodich
6738 32 Ave
Montreal, QC H1T 3C9


Archbishop of Montreal and Canada

October 11/24, 2011