The Orthodox Church in America Diocese of New York and New Jersey is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Altar Server Retreat which will take place at Saint Basil’s Academy in Garrison, New York.
Saint Basil’s Academy has beautiful grounds offering dormitory style rooms, an indoor basketball court and an Olympic-size indoor swimming pool available for use. There is no charge to participate in the retreat! Arrival and registration is Friday, 1 March beginning at 4:00 pm. Bedding is supplied by the Academy. Participants should bring their own toiletries, their gold Sticharions (robes) and appropriate clothing for participation in the liturgical services. Shorts/sweats and bathing suits should be brought for basketball and swimming events. Warm clothes will be important for traveling outdoors from venue to venue. One chaperone will be required for every six-seven participants. Adult participants/servers will serve as chaperones. Altar servers staying only one night may be picked-up on Saturday evening, 2 March, following Vespers. Those remaining until Sunday, 3 March, may be picked-up after the Divine Liturgy and morning meal.
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