From Friday 13 July to Sunday 15 July, boys from the youth fellowships (Ομάδες) of Kogarah, Belmore, Earlwood and
Parramatta held their mid-year retreat at Mangrove Mountain, north of Sydney. The highlight of this retreat was the Divine Liturgy
Service held at Pantanassa Monastery, celebrated by Abbot Eusebios, along with his subsequent talk which left a lasting impression on the
boys. With games, discussions, Bible studies and other activities, the boys had a chance to get away from fast-paced Sydney and grow
spiritually alongside other boys their age and their leaders.
The girls held their camp from the 9-11th July, also at Mangrove Mountain. The theme of their retreat was “In the Footsteps of the
Saints”, and a highlight was the compline service officiated at the campsite by Fr Eusebios, as well as sermon and a talk by the Abbot.