Western American Diocese
Western American Diocese
XVII Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference to be held in Las Vegas, NV, from December 26-29, 2023

Announcing the XVII Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference which will be held at All Saints Russian Orthodox Church in Las Vegas, Nevada from December 26-29, 2023. Registration HERE.

St. Herman’s West 2023 will be held this year at All Saints Orthodox Church in Las Vegas, NV. Arrival is December 26 with a departure on December 29. The conference will include an edifying lecture, discussions with clergy, liturgical workshops, a hierarchal liturgy, and social interaction in the beautiful outdoors of Las Vegas. Forget the reputation and casinos — we’ll be far away from all of that! Come out for a break from winter weather and an injection of new life into your Orthodox life! Registration for parishioners of the ROCOR Western American Diocese is open now. Register Here. Registration fees are $250 for the first member of each family, and $225 for each additional member. After your registration is processed, you will receive an invoice to pay online.

Recruiting counselors! Adults ages 23-28 are welcome to apply to be counselors for the St. Herman’s conference. Applications are made by email to wadyouth3@gmail.com. Counselors attend at a discounted rate and serve to keep various parts of the conference flowing smoothly. Counselors should have a deep interest in the youth of our church, and be ready to help encourage participant interaction. Counselors will cook the final meal and do daily room checks. To apply, send an email with a paragraph describing your interest, and contact information for one or two references, one of which should be your parish priest/confessor.

Schedule (tentative version of 9/20)

Tuesday, Dec. 26:

5:00 pm Dinner

6:00 pm Film

7:15 pm: Evening prayers

7:30 pm: Vans back to hotel

8:00 pm: Free time with organized games

10:00 pm: Lights out

Wednesday, Dec. 27

8:00 Morning prayers

8:30 Vans leave for Red Rock Canyon

9:00-11:00 Red Rock Canyon

11:30 Lunch at hotel

1:00 Vans leave for church

1:30 Talk #1

3:00 Workshops

4:30 Table discussions #1

5:00 Dinner

6:00 Vigil

8:30 Vans back to hotel

10:00 pm: Lights out

Thursday, Dec. 28

8:00 Vans to church

8:30 Liturgy

11:00 Lunch

12:00 Stretching/ethnic dancing

1:30 Talk #2

3:00 Table Discussions #2

5:00 Dinner

6:00 Vans back to hotel (organized opportunities for games, etc.)

11:00 pm: Lights out

Friday, Dec 29

Departure Day. Hotel latest checkout is 11:00 am.

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