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A conference for men interested in serving the 
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad through ordination

General  Information

Dates: May 1-2, 2010
The conference will open on Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 AM. Conference delegates are encouraged to arrive on 
Friday, April 30. 

Location: Holy Cross Monastery and Christ the Savior Church - Wayne, WV

The Conference is organized by the diocesan council of the Eastern American Diocese with the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion. Registration is open to men of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad who are interested in serving the church through ordination.  

The conference will feature:

  • Hierarchal services lead by His Grace Bishop George Mayfield on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. Services will be held in Holy Cross Monastery and in Christ the Savior Church, Wayne, WV.

  • A presentation by Archpriest John Moses - "Discerning the Call to Ordination - personal and professional requirements" and "Power and Restraint - Pastoral Leadership in worship, counseling, and administration"

  • A presentation by Archpriest Steven Ritter - "A Man of Prayer - Priesthood and Personal Piety"

  • A presentation by Archpriest David Straut - "Living in a Fishbowl - Priesthood and Family Life"

  • Free time for social interaction.

Conference Schedule


Each registrant must submit a check in the amount of $125.00 per person made payable to All Saints of America Church to cover the costs associated with registration, meals, and lodging. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a “first come - first served” basis. Registrations will be considered complete only after full payment is received and a confirmation letter is issued.

Mail registration forms to:
All Saints of America Church

Attn: Archpriest John Moses
3648 Middlebrook Village Road
Middlebrook, VA 24459

Registration form

Lodging Information

Lodging accommodations are included in the registration fee of $125.00 per person. Further details about lodging will be mailed to conference delegates after they have registered and been accepted into the program.


The best method of transportation is by car.

Local airport:
Huntington Tri-State Area Airport (HTS) - 40 minutes from Holy Cross Monastery
Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV (CRW) - 85 minutes from Holy Cross Monastery


Archpriest John Moses
3648 Middlebrook Village Road
Middlebrook, VA 24459
Tel.: (540) 887-8280