About Our Program

The Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat Program has been existence for more than fifty years.   Established by His Eminence, Metropolitan Orestes of Thrice-Blessed Memory, the annual retreat program is designed to foster an awareness of and interest in the vocation of the Holy Priesthood.  Taking place annually during the last week of June at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral in Johnstown, PA, the participants are given an opportunity to  enjoy each other's company; learn more about the Orthodox Faith and how to be better altar servers, pray more and spend some quality time with their Bishop and dedicated priests and deacons of the diocese.

The current Director of the Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat Program is Very Rev. Protopresbyter David Cochran.

For additional information on the Altar Boy Retreat Program, please contact Fr. David Cochran at (203)-385-1020 or at pauldcochran@gmail.com


Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 2:14-21

Gospel Reading: Luke 24:12-35

Renewal Tuesday: The Commemoration of Saints Raphael, Nicholas, Irene, and the Other Newly-revealed Martyrs of Lesbos; Removal of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great; Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D.; St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem; Akakios the Centurion of Byzantium; Pachomios the New Martyr of Patmos; Repose of St. Nilus, abbot of Sora; Alexis Toth Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in America

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