OISM Gathering at Camp Nazareth
With the blessing and in the presence of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Camp Nazareth was the site of a gathering of the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement from Fri Feb 22- Sun Feb 24, 2013. In attendance were seminarians from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology; St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary; St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary; Holy Trinity Seminary (Jordanville); St. Sophia's Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary; Christ the Saviour Seminary and other theological institutions in the USA.
Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM) seeks to foster prayer, fellowship, and cooperation among seminarians of the Orthodox Church from across the North American continent. During OISM retreats, seminarians gather together and participate in a simple program which incorporates prayer, reflection, and discussion among the future leaders of the Church
Seminarians gather with His Grace Bishop Gregory early in the OISM event.
Worshiping together in Church was a beautiful part of the weekend.
Small group discussions were an important part of learning together.
Sharing ideas and common experiences are a necessary part of an OISM gathering.
Getting ready for the OISM General Assembly.
Meals were a great opportunity for all the seminarians to talk with Bishop Gregory and with each other.
Bishop Gregory enjoying fellowship with the seminarians.
Good food, good fellowship among the OISM seminarians
Listening to the Saturday evening talk.
A highlight of the weekend was an evening Fireside Chat with His Grace Bishop Gregory
Bishop Gregory answering questions from the seminarians
Divine Liturgy together was the way to conclude the weekend together.