Young Women's Encounter 2021


Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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This event will take place online while participants are at home. 



Pani Eleni Stagon 
ACROD Young Women's Encounter



The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese

is thrilled to be hosting the 

Annual Diocesan Young Women's Encounter

this year as an online event.

The  Young Women's Encounter (YWE) is a retreat created for our young women, ages 12 to 18, to have fellowship with their Orthodox sisters in Christ while learning about God and our Orthodox faith as they grow in their journey to know Him. This engaging experience includes spiritual discussions, activities, and more!

We have been listening to families in our Diocese and share the desire for our young women to have the opportunity to meet and build frienships with other Orthodox young women. With your participation we can encourage these connections while learning and growing together.

We hope you will join us! 

Let's have fun, pray together,  cultivate our gifts, and grow in the Faith!





1. This is an online event. Your registration lets us know that you are committed to participating in the event as fully as possible. We ask that you make the most of this opportunity for joining together in community even as we are physically distant.

2. The Virtual YWE will take place Sunday August 15 - Tuesday August 17. The approximate schedule will look like:

Sunday: evening 1 hour

Monday: morning 2 hours and evening 1 hour

Tuesday: morning 2 hours and evening 1 hour

The exact schedule will be sent to you after registration. Please email Pani Eleni with questions.

3. What to Expect:

Discussions of interest and relevance to practicing Orthodoxy as a young woman today with Guest Speaker Fr. Alexander Goussetis

Time with Metropolitan Gregory, activities, prayer and conversations!

4. Click "Register Now" below.

We have a lot of fun and fellowship planned so we hope you will join us!
The registration fee of $25, which can be paid during online registration via Paypal or by a mailed check. (Checks payable to "Young Women's Retreat.) The fee covers the costs for the event, including mailing each participant a care package with materials for the event as well as this year's event t-shirt!

Parishes are encouraged to cover the registration fee for their young women. If your fee is coming from your parish, please let us know in the notes area of the online registration and select "pay by check." Thank you!

If you have any questions regarding the YWE, or concern about the registration fee, please contact Pani Eleni Stagon at

There is a section in the registration where you can choose "Add" to register another child for the YWE 2021. This has been done so you do not need to use a separate email address for each participant. Thank you and we hope this helps you in the registration process! 

Register Now!


Remind your friends so that they don't miss out this year! 

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