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