"For our good, for our happiness, at least let us make a promise to ourselves, that from this day, from this hour, from this very moment we shall strive to love God above all, and fulfill His holy will!" St. Herman of Alaska
The St. Herman Conference was founded in the 1970's to attract young people to gather in prayer and services, listening to inspiring lectures, having opportunity to gather as the Body of Christ. Since that time, each year, the youth of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad has been nurtured by countless moments of spiritual fervor and a deepening dedication to the Lord's Holy Church. Through lectures, workshops, discussions and social activities participants grow in faith and love for each other with a renewed sense of commitment to the mission of the Church and the fundamental transformation of their lives in the light of Christ.
This year's St. Herman Conference will be held in the Nativity of the Mother of God Ruussian Orthodox Church in Albany, NY. Speakers will include Fr. John Whiteford who will speak on the topic "Answering Athiests" and a wonderful talk by Clinical Psychologist Nadezhda Sexton entitlerd "Grant Me a Chaste Vision". A trip to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY is scheduled along with great workshops, round table discussions, social activities and of course, beautiful services with a youth choir.