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"Suprasl 2022: A World Gathering of Orthodox Youth"

“Go and bear fruit” - John 15:16

Supraśl 2022 is a one week gathering of Orthodox youth from around the world coming together to experience the unity and universality of our Holy Orthodox Faith, to be inspired by engaging leaders, stimulating discussion, and tangible ways to continue bearing fruit together, and throughout the world. "What are we, the Orthodox, going to do to avoid our sickness, namely, our indifference to one another?"In 1949 the Greek theologian Nikos Nissiotis, asked this question as Orthodox faithful around the world experienced life after World War II. This question remains relevant more than 70 years later, begging the additional question, “…and how are we going to do it?” Supraśl 2022 looks to bring Orthodox young people together to share in worship and fellowship and to fulfill our Lord’s commandments to "love one another" and " bear fruit." The threat of disunity among our churches, ethnic and political tensions, environmental degradation, and economic instability cannot prevent us from coming together to leverage new technologies and community life to bear witness to the gospel and Good News of Jesus Christ. We recognizes that no one event, organisation, or church can solve any of these issues on its own, which is why coming together in an international gathering as the body of Christ, in fellowship just might help us in a small way, overcome our “illness of indifference to each other,” becoming a healing presence in the communities in which we live and the world around us.

About Supraśl 2022

What is Supraśl 2022?

Supraśl 2022 is an international Orthodox youth festival hosted by the Orthodox Church of Poland and the Fellowship of Orthodox Youth in Poland with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Sava and Szczecin. The festival is organised by an international group of Orthodox youth workers, coordinated by Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak. The organising committee consists of volunteers with experience in international pan-Orthodox youth work. The aim of the festival is to bring together dedicated youth workers and young adults from Orthodox churches world wide to experience the unity and universality of the One Holy Church and to stimulate each other in the field of youth ministry.

Who is it for?

Participation in Supraśl 2022 is open to Orthodox Christian youth and youth workers aged 16*- 30 (*we invite youth aged 16-17 to participate if accompanied by an adult). Priority will be given to participants who are actively engaged in Orthodox youth work.

How can I participate?

Open registration will begin in mid-Decemeber.


Inspired and encouraged by the decades of pioneering work of Syndesmos, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, and recognizing the current need to network, connect, and gather in fellowship the youth of the Orthodox Church worldwide a small group lead by Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak came together in the fall of 2020 to begin considering how this could be done. Following eight months of meetings and correspondence with with heads of the local churches, as well as with bishops, priests, lay youth leaders, and others who were once involved – or continue to be – international youth work, a decision has been made to host a gathering of Orthodox youth from all parts of the world. In June of 2021 a group of youth workers from around the world came together to begin to develop Supraśl 2022: A World Gathering of Orthodox Youth.

Supraśl 2022 Schedule

Monday, July 18

  • Monastery Tour

  • Syndesmos Cafe - Ice Breakers

  • Evening Prayers

Tuesday, July 19

  • Youth in the 21st Century: Challenges for Orthodox Conscience - Fr. Vasilios Thermos

  • Workshops

  • Evening Prayers

  • Cultural Evening

Wednesday, July 20 - Feast of St. Maria of Paris

  • Theology of Creativity - Dr Davor Dzalto

  • Visit to Bialystok: St Nicholas Cathedral

  • Life, Work and Theology of St Maria of Paris - Dn Mark Roosien

  • Dramatic Performance: Nobody Can Be A Number. A performance based on the book by Sergey Hackel "Mother Maria (1891-1945)"

  • Campfire

Thursday, July 21

  • Monastery of Nativity of the Theotokos

  • Holy Mountain of Grabarka

  • Bialowieza Forest

Friday, July 18

  • 30th Anniversary of the Repose of Father John Meyendorff

  • Question & Answers with His Eminence Archbishop George of Wroclaw and Szczecin

  • How to be a Peacemaker - Nicholas Sooy

  • Workshops

  • Syndesmos Cafe

Saturday, July 22

  • From the Rooftops, or the Laptops: the Power of Narrative to Proclaim the Gospel - Anna Conomos- Wedlock

  • Midnight Divine Liturgy

  • Agape Meal

Sunday, July 23

  • Departure

For more information please contact

Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak email: tel. +48.575.017.895 whatsapp. +1.914.318.7505 zoom: 804 317 9906 skype: matusiakj


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