“Crossroads” was the theme title of a combined youth Lenten retreat held at Phillip Island Adventure Resort in Victoria from 25-27 March 2022 for all youth across Australia between the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne & Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions under their diocese youth ministries, Youth In Christ (YIC) and Sydney Youth Committee (SYC).
The “Crossroads” theme retreat was attended by just over 450 youth from across the country. The youth were blessed to have as guest speaker Bishop Thomas of the Diocese of Qoussiya and Meir in southern Egypt and the Anaphora Retreat Centre on the Cairo Alexandria desert road. His with fruitful messages worked to enlighten the young people, based on the verse “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Anba Thomas’s spiritual lectures and his answers to the youth’s queries were posted on the Facebook official page of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne, and were followed by a large number of English speakers.
29 March 2022
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