On Veterans Day Weekend, the Senior Youth of the Armenian Church Youth Organization made the pilgrimage to our beloved HyeCamp where the organization hosted is annual Senior Retreat. The group of nearly 60 joined together as they engaged in enlightening discussions, spiritual exercises, and prayer. The weekend this year was led by Fr. Mardiros Chevian, Dean of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New York. Fr. Mardiros was accompanied by Seminarian Deacon Albert, and St. Leon’s Deacon Garen who assisted in the weekends many bible studies and discussions.
Throughout the weekend, our youth participated in several discussions and bible studies each day, a morning and evening service, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. Discussions focused on the importance of behaving like a Christian, mercy, and doing good deeds for the Lord.
The Central Council would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Fr. Mardiros and Dn. Albert for traveling from New York to join us and all who helped make our weekend one we will remember always. We hope that everyone will join us again next year for another phenomenal spiritual retreat!