(Participants in the pan-orthodox Spirit Retreat)
New York, 27 September 2013: On September 20-22, 85 Oriental Orthodox youth from communities around New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, gathered for a weekend of spiritual refreshment, worship, and fellowship.
The “Spirit Retreat” was sponsored by the One Conference International: a pan-orthodox group that cultivates fellowship among all Orthodox jurisdictions. The annual event, geared towards Oriental Orthodox youth ages 18 and up, was designed to bring them together to experience the greater breadth of their family in Christ.
Speakers were George Hazlaris of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Elise Antreassian Diocesan coordinator of Christian Education Armenian Orthodox Church and Fr. Moussa Shafik of the Coptic Orthodox Church.