The main goals of the new organization to integrate Russian youth abroad through the strengthening of national identity.


13 May, 2017

Meeting With Orthodox Youth of Tatarstan

Protopriest Andrei Sommer Meets With Orthodox Youth of Tatarstan in Raifsky Monastery of the Mother of God On May 13, 2017, as part of the 5th Conference of Orthodox Youth of the Republic of Tatarstan, Raifsky Monastery of the Mother of God hosted a meeting between the Vice President of the Synodal Youth Department of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Protopriest Andrei Sommer, and a youth delegation. 5youthkazan17_004_jpg Opening the meeting, Fr Andrei thanked the organizers of the conference for inviting them to share thei experience with youth ministry abroad. He said that everything began with the families of Russian emigres of the last century who strove to preserve the spirit and faith of their Fatherland while living in different countries. He described how he was not permitted to speak English at home as a child, and that after school he would take classes in Russian every evening. The young people accompanying Fr Andrei expressed the opinion that as descendants of Russian emigres, they sometimes know traditional Russian history and culture more intimately than contemporary youth living in Russia today. 5youthkazan17_002_jpg “Today, Orthodox youth living abroad are united by the same goals and ideals of all Russian Christians: they gather at large conferences from all over the world, they are socially active, connecting with each other and establishing Orthodox Christian families,” said Fr Andrei, who then led a discussion with all the young people in attendance. file_001 After his talk, Fr Andrei gave the Youth Department of Kazan Diocese a book on youth ministry in the Russian Church Abroad, titled From the West to the East, which he authored. The leader of the Kazan youth department, Artyom Garanin then thanked Fr Andrei and gave the ROCOR delegation an album of the Orthodox Churches of Tatarstan. 5youthkazan17_006_jpgThe ensuing conversations then centered on developing and continuing contacts between youth groups from the East and West.
7 May, 2017

Youth conference in Saint Petersburg

A youth seminar opened on May 7, 2017, titled “1917-2017: The Fate of Russia and the Church.” Protopriest Andrei Sommer, led a delegation of young people from the United States, which brought with them the relics of Holy Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Holy Nun Barbara, which will be available for veneration in the city until May 12. youth-conf-3 The conference began with a performance by the Men’s Youth Choir of the Russian Church Abroad under the direction of Adrian Fekula. img_4028 Fr Andrei delivered a speech titled “100 Years and 10 Years,” in which he talked about the organization and missionary work of youth and shared his experiences. He began his lecture with a quote from the Second All-Diaspora Council of ROCOR, which was held in Sremsky Karlovci, Yugoslavia, in 1938. youth-conf-1 “It is the duty of the Russian diaspora to preserve the treasures of Holy Rus and pass them on to new generations, preparing them to serve the renascence of Great Russia.” youth-conf-5 The lecture was followed by a series of round-table discussions. The conference was divided into four groups (a fifth was reserved for clergymen), during which the overthrow of the Russian State in 1917 was discussed, along with the challenges of the 20th century, the role of clergymen during the years of persecution, the fate of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors and other matters. youth-conf-4
11 March, 2017

For the third year now, the Youth Choir of the St. Vladimir Youth Association will sing the Divine Liturgy and perform a Paschal concert.

This year, the young singers will sing Liturgy and perform the concert on Saturday, April 22, at the Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY. The concert will be held immediately after Liturgy; Anastasia Serdsev and Nikhon Schuler will direct the choir during the divine services and at the concert. For the singers’ convenience, rehearsals this year will be held simultaneously in New York City and Albany. The rehearsal schedule is as follows: Saturday, March 11, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM – rehearsal at Synod and in Albany. Saturday, March 18 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM – rehearsal at Synod only. Saturday, March 25 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM – rehearsal at Synod and in Albany. Saturday, April 1 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM – joint rehearsal in Albany. First gathering of all singers. Saturday, April 8 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM – rehearsal in Albany only.   If you have any questions please contact Adrian Fekula +1 (516) 672-9197 easter2out
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Volunteer work and a concert in Efimovskaya correctional boarding school for orphans of the Leningrad region.
The Prince Vladimir Youth Organization is organizing financial assistance to the Efimovskaya special boarding school for orphans in the Leningrad region of Russia. The boarding school currently has over 100 children. The main contingents of students are children left without parental care. Most of these children never had a home, they did not know of parental warmth. Many of them have complex diagnoses, terminal disease. As life shows, the years that they spend in the boarding school are the most bright and memorable in their difficult life.   school_piggybank_eng_2017-1 From February 28 until April 9, 2017 we appeal to you to help support these poor orphans. Collected funds will be of great use and support to these parentless children. Donations can be made by check made out to Prince Vladimir Youth Association with a memo “School piggybank” 2017 and sent to our address or directly done though our web site. school_piggybank_eng_2017-2 In May our youth choir will be visiting this orphanage providing them with a musical program and will relay all the collected support to the orphans. school_piggybank_eng_2017-3-small

Сбор денежных средства проводится с 25 февраля по 9 апреля.

Чеки выписывайте на Prince Vladimir Youth Association; memo: “school piggybank” или кредитной карточкой на сайте.


От редакции: Великим постом Синодальный отдел по работе с молодежью провел программу "Школьная копилка", собравшую с учеников нескольких церковно-приходских школ и детских кружков Русской Зарубежной Церкви в Северной Америке более десяти тысяч долларов на нужды приюта при Спасо-Вознесенской мужской обители в Банченах (Украина). В ходе недавнего паломничества по святыням Украинской Православной Церкви Синодального молодежного хора во главе с епископом Манхеттенским Николаем, протоиерей Андрей Соммер, заместитель председателя Синодального отдела по работе с молодежью, передал собранные средства руководству приюта. Во время посещения приюта Синодальный молодежный хор выступил с концертом перед детьми и администрацией, а епископ Николай благословил всех памятным даром - списком с Курско-Коренной иконы Божией Матери, облаченным в швейную ризу, некогда украшавшую чудотворный образ. Ниже приводится текст благодарственного письма от епископа Банченского Лонгина. [img-title id="439" link="true"]Ваше высокопреподобие,
Дорогой о Господе отец Андрей!


[/img-title] Выражаем Вам глубокую благодарность за благотворительную помощь, оказанную Спасо-Вознесенскому мужскому монастырю и воспитанникам детского дома. Выражая Вам признание за труды в Вашем благом, но нелегком деле, примите от нас это благодарственное письмо. От лица верующих, а особенно от лица детей, в это нелегкое для православной земли время, от себя лично сердечно и искренне благодарю Вас и детей Северо-Американских епархий Русской Зарубежной Церкви за оказанную помощь, которая крайне необходима. Выражаю Вам огромную благодарность и низко кланяюсь также от наших детей-инвалидов, детей-сирот, для которых в это обуреваемое время остро необходимо все то, что собрано и передано детьми из Американской Руси. С особой теплотой вспоминают дети-инвалиды выступление гостей, которое придало атмосферу умиротворения, наполнив каждое сердце наших детей особым сакральным смыслом, вдохновило на усовершенствование и работу над собой. Надеемся на дальнейшее сотрудничество с Вами во имя добра, света, мира и благоденствия! Желаем Вам крепкого здоровья! Пусть Господь примет все Ваши молитвы и добро, сотворенное Вами, вернется сторицей! С глубоким уважением, +ЛОНГИН, Епископ Банченский.
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Keeping with the traditions established in youth work starting in the 1950's this youth association dedicated to the memory of Prince Vladimir will create opportunities for those interested in helping their local communities.
The Youth Association of Prince Vladimir is working with the department on work with youth at the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
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