"For our good, for our happiness, at least let us make a promise to ourselves, that from this day, from this hour, from this very moment we shall strive to love God above all, and fulfill His holy will!" St. Herman of Alaska
The St. Herman Conference was founded in the 1970's to attract young people to gather in prayer and services, listening to inspiring lectures, having opportunity to gather as the Body of Christ. Since that time, each year, the youth of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad has been nurtured by countless moments of spiritual fervor and a deepening dedication to the Lord's Holy Church. Through lectures, workshops, discussions and social activities participants grow in faith and love for each other with a renewed sense of commitment to the mission of the Church and the fundamental transformation of their lives in the light of Christ.
This year's St. Herman Conference will be held in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal the Kursk-Root Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God will arrive accompanied by His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. Many thought provoking lectures and workshops are planned. The hierarchal services will be magnificent and sung by the Youth Choir. The conference will take place in the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.