Antiochian Village

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Antiochian Village is located in Bolivar, Pennsylvania, and is under the jurisdiction of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The camp takes place at the Antiochian Village Conference Center.

The current director of the camp is Fr. Michael Nasser, who has served in that capacity since 1997. Antiochian Village includes a summer camp (ages 9 – 17), a family camp, a winter camp (grades 7 – 12), and a teen camp (Villedge Adventures, ages 16 – 18).

"The mission of the Antiochian Village is to present to young people a living experience of the Holy Orthodox Faith, in their relationship with God and other campers in an uncluttered, natural environment."

Antiochian Village's five patron saints are St. Thekla, St. Artemius, St. Herman, St. Raphael, and St. Ignatius. St. Raphael is buried on the grounds of the Village, and a portion of St. Herman's relics are enshrined in St. Ignatius Chapel at the Antiochian Village, along with relics of St. Moses the Ethiopian and others, which exude a sweet fragrance.


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