Bulgarian Diocese Youth Retreat

Orthodox Teens and the World Around Us

Coping with the Distractions of the World

St. Paul's Orthodox Cathedral in Dearborn Heights MI invites our teen brothers and sisters to join in a time of Fun Fellowship and Reflection. Speakers include, Fr. Robert Royer of St. Paul's Orthodox Cathedral in Dearborn Heights MI and Dn. Michael Schlaack of St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church in Fenton MI.

Bulgarian Diocese Youth Retreat

Friday, April 1st, 6pm to Sunday, April 3rd, 12pm

3389 Rives Eaton Road

Rives Junction, MI

Join us for a relaxing and reflective Youth retreat with the Sisters of Dormition Monastery. We will have time for fun, fellowship and prayer together with a few sessions on being an Orthodox Teen in today's world.

Friday night

  • Check in is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Room assignments and a short Welcome meeting.
  • Free time to fellowship with Lights Out at 11:00 p.m.


  • 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
  • Lunch following liturgy.
  • 1:30 p.m. Presentation by Father Robert Royer
  • Break for Fellowship
  • 3:00 p.m. Presentation by Deacon Michael Schlaak
  • Following presentations we will have an open forum concerning being a teen in the Orthodox Faith and facing today's secular society. Discussion and questions are encouraged.
  • Dinner Saturday evening followed by Vespers at 7:00.


  • 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by lunch
  • Short gathering to complete our time together.