Save The Date: 2018 Young Women's Encounter

JOHNSTOWN, PA --  [Diocesan Chancery] -  Plans are now in place for the  FIFTH Annual Diocesan Young Women's Encounter which will take place from Sunday, July 1st to Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA. We encourage our young women, ages 12 to 18 to attend.

This engaging experience will highlight how young women can live our Orthodox Faith and serve the Church with their own unique gifts. This year we will particularly be focusing on prayer, with the Mother of God as a model for all Orthodox Christians, and the verse Romans 12:12, "... rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation and continuing steadfastly in prayer..."

Registration will be primarily online like last year and will be open soon. A link will be placed on the the home page at when registration opens.  Space will be limited to the first thirty respondents, so participants are urged to register in a timely manner.  Registration Deadline is Friday, June 8, 2018.

All parishes of the Diocese are urged to underwrite the $100.00 participation fee for their young women in recognition of all the ways that these young women serve their parishes. Kindly have registration fees paid by the registration deadline. Checks can be sent to:

Young Women's Encounter
66 Beach Street
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Questions about the event may be directed to Pani Eleni Stagon at or by calling 973-627-1462.