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: Romans 12:4-5,15-21

Gospel Reading: Matthew 12:9-13

Agrippina the Martyr of Rome; Holy Martyrs Aristocleus the Priest, Demetrius the Deacon and Athanasius the Reader; The Holy New Bishop Martyrs Gerasimus of Crete, Neophytos of Knossos, Joachim of Cherronisos, Hierotheos of Lampi, Zachariah of Sitia, Joachim of Petra, Gerasimos of Rethymno, Kallinikos of Kydonia, Melchizedek of Kissamos, Kallinikos of Diopolos, and those Martyred with them (1821-1822); Mark, Bishop of Ephesus; Etheldreda the Queen

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