St. Paisius Missionary School
St. Paisius Missionary School is a ministry to support Orthodox parishes and missions in their striving to inspire zeal, nurture the faith and draw people of all ages to a deeper experience and relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ. For over 30 years, the staff of the missionary school has conducted camps, conferences and seminars across the nation, serving the Orthodox of all jurisdictions, and all ages.
We offer parish centered as well as regional conferences with programs for Christians from age 4 and up. With speakers for the teens and adults, lively activities for the children combine to renew and refresh the entire family—a true family retreat.
Among the ascetics of Russia, one of the first places, according to the spiritual influence that he had upon his contemporaries, belongs to the Elder Paisius Velichkovsky. Though his work took place mostly beyond the borders of his native Russia, the light of his labors and teaching penetrated all of the corners of the Russian land and everywhere bore good fruit.
The St. Paisius Missionary School began in the early 1990's as an effort to help awaken in newly converted Orthodox Christians in America the zeal to live the traditional Orthodox way of life. Being formed in a pluralistic and secular society, the American soul needed exposure to a more direct and intense experience of Orthodox ascesis and piety than was readily available in today's culture.
For over 20 years, the staff and speakers of the St. Paisius Missionary School has conducted camps, conferences, retreats and seminars across the nation to support Orthodox individuals, parishes and missions in their striving to inspire zeal, nurture the faith, and draw people of all ages to a deeper experience of and relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Speakers over the years have included Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian, Greek, American, Antiochian and Romanian hierarchs, hieromonks, clergy and authors. While many traditions are represented by these wonderful speakers, their message stands in unison – to love our Lord Jesus Christ, to live according to the Orthodox traditions and honor God through our actions.