St Xenia Camp 2016

Christ is Risen!

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metroplitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp is scheduled to operate Aug. 14-19, 2016. (Counselor training on Saturday, Aug. 13). Through the intercessions of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, and through the efforts of many who have worked tirelessly to bring the camp to where it is today, St. Xenia Camp continues to be very successful in providing a unique and enjoyable experience that combines recreation, fellowship, and spiritual growth. We encourage all to consider volunteering to help our beloved camp. Quality counselors represent the backbone of the camp. We are perpetually recruiting young individuals for counselor positions who can be mentors and role models for our youth.

Please visit our website: saintxeniacamp.com and check periodically for new announcements. Registration will begin within days. We are celebrating our 20th year this year! Glory be to God! We are excited to have you join us in celebrating and participating in this unique and wonderful experience of spiritual invigoration, growth and fun!

If you cannot participate this year, you can help by donating to parishes of families who cannot afford to send their children to camp or directly through our website.

The St. Xenia Camp Directors

Orthodox Awareness

Ecumenical Dialogues Intensified

At the beginning of September (n.s.) Bartholomew called together a “Synaxis of the Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus" at the Phanar in order to coordinate their efforts for the First Ecumenistic Council which they plan to convene shortly. At it, they will most certainly have to deal with a conflict with the Patriarchate of Moscow concerning primacy, but also they will proclaim the heresy of Ecumenism with an alleged synodal decision of Ecumenical (or rather Ecumenistic) force. Read more...

Missions

Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro is a town located near the Eastern border of Arkansas, with a population of approximately 60,000. From a human standpoint, it’s not the most likely candidate for a traditional Orthodox mission, but for an Orthodox Christian who orders his priorities around Christ and His Church, it makes perfect sense. Read more...

Youth

Registration is now open for the 2017 St Xenia Camp. Please visit the St Xenia Camp website for more information and registration.

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The Family Youth Conference will be held Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22 at The Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Concord, NH.

Registration | Flyer

Ask A Priest

Fasting

Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...