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2014 International Orthodox Youth Workers Forum - Day 1: May 2, 2014

At the invitation of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Orthodox Youth Workers from the various Eparchies of the Ecumenical Patriarchate throughout the world gathered in the queen of cities, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) from May 2-4, 2014 for an International Orthodox Youth Workers Forum.

With the Blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Loposky, The Diocesan Director of Youth, represented the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. The youth workers were called together by the Ecumenical Patriarch to participate in a forum for an exchange of opinions and experiences in order to deliberate on the vital subject of ministering to our youth with a view to establishing a youth network with the blessing of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The participants spent time in formal session, listening to speakers presenting on various topics of interest to their common work in keeping youth connected to the Church. The key note address was given by His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and can be read on line here: www.patriarchate.org/documents/patriarchal-address-intern....

Posted photos in the various forum photo galleries show scenes from the forum sessions, tours of Churches and institutions of historic and spiritual importance, liturgical services and informal gatherings of the youth workers.

Read Complete Summary and Reflection on the International Orthodox Youth Forum By Fr. Stephen Loposky here: acrod.org/readingroom/ethics/2014-intl-youth-workers-forum

Forum Day 1

View additional Youth Forum photo galleries here: acrod.org/multimedia/photos/?collection_id=35102136-72157...
Forum Day 1 -- In the Conference Room
Forum Day 1 -- Being greeted by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Forum Day 1 -- His All Holiness arrives to greet the Forum participants
Forum Day 1 -- Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addresses the participants
Forum Day 1 -- His All-Holiness spoke about the need to protect our Youth from the "Sirens" of this world
Forum Day 1 -- Panel Discussion consisted of 7 or so presenters with time for questions and comments
Forum Day 1 -- Lots of work was done but just being together brought joy to those present
Forum Day 1 -- After the sessions the participants were bused to the Church of the Archangels for a visit and dinner
Forum Day 1 -- The Church of the Archangels goes back to the time of Emperor Justinian - 15 centuries
Forum Day 1 -- In the choir loft of the Church was this chest -- it looked as old as the Church -- it was locked. I wonder what is inside?