St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Diocese of New York - New Jersey
Annual St. Elijah Summer Youth Retreat

Over a dozen children from St. John's JOY (Jesus, Others, You!) church school program gathered over the Dormition feast (August 15 and 16) to pray, worship, sing, bake, swim, and volley! 

FAITH and FUN meet at the St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church Prophet Elijah Youth Retreat 2017. Our retreat began with the Dormition Liturgy; the feast was a central theme of the retreat as well as how do young adults stay united with the church after high school. It was so successful that the children asked that it be made longer next year!

Through the prayers and intercessions of Our Most Holy Theotokos and all the Saints, may God grant everyone mercy to continue our youth ministry and “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

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