With the blessing of Their Eminences Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, and Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, the 2021 St. Herman Youth Conference will be held in the parish of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon in Pompano Beach, FL. The conference will commence on Thursday the 23rd and conclude on Monday, the 27th of December.
The conference will address current concerns in society and present challenging questions to provoke thought. The first speaker will be Archpriest Seraphim Chemodakov (cleric of St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ). Fr. Seraphim is a seasoned pastor as well as expert in family therapy.
The second speaker is Dr. Sampson Ryan Nash, professor at Ohio University. He chairs a number of professional organizations and will deliver a talk entitled "Whom Can We Trust? On Authority, Truth & the Orthodox Way." In addition to these talks, a number of workshops and discussions will be scheduled. The divine services will be officiated by Archbishop Gabriel and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, in the presence of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.
Attendees will be treated to a special cruise on the waterways of central Florida, where a final banquet will be served and the traditional talent show will be held. Due to travel regulations, only those over 18 years of age may participate. The cost will be $350.00 for double occupancy and $300.00 for quad occupancy.
Registration should be completed immediately, due to the fact that space is limited and only 70 registrants can be accepted. Registration is available at the conference website: www.sthermanconference.org.