Directive of Archibishop Gabriel regarding special collection for the needs of St.German’ Council Committee.

02:26 PM

To All Reverend Rectors of the Montreal & Canadian Diocese


This year, the St Herman’s Youth conference will be jointly hosted, with God’s help, at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Washington, DC, on December, 23-27.

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, 25 December.

In connection with this, I urgently request that all the reverend rectors take up a special collection on Sunday, December 18th of this year in our parishes at the end of the Divine Liturgy to help defray the costs of organizing this conference.

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

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.

This reminder is to be taken as a formal directive to this effect.

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
6783 32 Ave
Montreal, QC H1T 3C9

Archbishop of Montreal and Canada

December 12, 2016