St Nicholas Nativity Fast Youth Retreat

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Photos from the youth retreat held
at St. Nicholas Convent in Constantia, NY
December 24-27, 2010

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St Nicholas Nativity Fast Youth Retreat

  1. 1. St Nicholas Convent Nativity Fast Youth RetreatDecember 24-27, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Pond and cabin on the Convent grounds<br />
  3. 3. All-night Vigil for St. HermanVespers<br />
  4. 4. Choir led by Serge VandalovFriday evening<br />
  5. 5. Deacon Dimiti from Holy Trinity parish in Astoria, NY joined us for services<br />
  6. 6. Matins on St. Herman’s Day<br />
  7. 7. All-night Vigil for St. HermanFriday evening Anointing<br />
  8. 8. Rainbow over the Convent early Sunday morning<br />
  9. 9. A few words following Divine Liturgy<br />
  10. 10. Aaaah! Time for some outdoor fun!<br />
  11. 11. The boysSaturday afternoon<br />
  12. 12. A race to the bottomSaturday afternoon<br />
  13. 13. Greg is flying!Saturday afternoon<br />
  14. 14. Volodya gets their first!Saturday afternoon<br />
  15. 15. Symeon heads for the pond<br />
  16. 16. Ice skating on the pond Saturday afternoon<br />
  17. 17. Testing out the ice on the pond<br />
  18. 18. Thinking about the upcoming talk?<br />
  19. 19. Fr Daniel speaking about Holy Communion<br />
  20. 20. Fr Daniel’s presentationSaturday afternoon<br />
  21. 21. Time for some lunch!<br />
  22. 22. Savva helps out with the dishes<br />
  23. 23. Time for some outdoor fun again<br />
  24. 24. Bringing in some wood for splitting<br />
  25. 25. Methodyoffering tipson splitting wood(we’re lucky Sasha came)<br />
  26. 26. A job well done<br />
  27. 27. Fr Nikita joins us Sunday afternoon for a talk on music<br />
  28. 28. Mat. Agapia wonders what kind of musicSt Nestor listened to before he battled the gladiator <br />
  29. 29. After dinner it’s Fr. Nicholas’ turnto lead a discussion on the temptations of drinking<br />
  30. 30. Oh boy, why did mat. Agapia give me this topic to talk about…<br />
  31. 31. No worries, he did such a good job that the talk carried on to the bonfire outside later that evening…<br />
  32. 32. Sunday evening bonfire<br />
  33. 33. Monday morningInto the woods to visit the sites picked for the St. Seraphim shrine<br />
  34. 34. Group number 1’s spot<br />
  35. 35. Singing the troparion to St Seraphim<br />
  36. 36. Alexis thinks this is definitely the best spot<br />
  37. 37. The mothers enjoy the walk in the woods<br />
  38. 38. I think St Seraphim would like this spot<br />
  39. 39. Fr Daniel loves the cold<br />
  40. 40. Sophia tells us about her recent pilgrimage to Greece, Romania and Bulgaria<br />
  41. 41. Time for the talent show<br />
  42. 42. Sarah Granger on the flute<br />
  43. 43. Thanks for suggesting we have this retreat Mia<br />

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