Annual St. Herman’s youth conference was held in Ottawa

3 January 2012

Recently, from the 24th through the 26 of December, 2011, annual St. Herman’s youth conference was held in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Participants from the east coast of the United States and from all of Canada gathered under the protection of two wonderworking icons of the Mother of God: Kursk-Root of the Sign and the myrrh-streaming Iveron, from Hawai.

His Eminence, the Very Most Reverend Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Church Abroad and His Eminence, the Very Most Reverend Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada presided over the divine services and took active part in the work of the conference. The services in Ottawa’s Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos parish were made beautiful by the even and tender singing of the youth choir, directed by several talented conductors.

Lectures were given by priest Viatcheslav Davidenko (Toronto, Ontario), priest Sergei Sveshnikov (Mulino, Oregon), and Nicholas Chapman (Jordanville, New York). For closer contact and fellowship with the youth workgroup discussion were organized.

During the last day there was a guided tour of the Parliament building along with a trip to downtown. The conference concluded with the talent show.

We offer you the photos of matushka Alexandra Platonow-Metni

St. Herman’s conference, Ottawa, 2011