A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat

A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat


​Christ is Risen!

“A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat” is a short documentary about a retreat experience like none other. Four years ago, the youth department of New Gracanica-Midwest Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church officially created its first Winter Youth Retreat, a spiritual retreat for teens. It started off with 30 participants, and this last year, it had 110 participants, thus creating a historic moment for the diocese. See for yourself what happens in the middle of winter at the famous New Gracnica Monastery.

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About author

Sandra Glisic

Sandra Glisic is a 19-year-old Serbian Orthodox girl who moved to the United States in 2005. She is currently a junior in college, and she is majoring in psychology with a minor in business: non-profit organizations and church management. She enjoys writing, reading Orthodox novels, and reading classics, especially Jane Austen.

Sandra teaches Sunday school at her parish along with working for the Youth Department of New Gracanica and Midwest-Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. You can see the social networking sites she runs in the following links: Youth of the New Gracanica-Midwest-Diocese Facebook Page, Instagram: StSavaWay, Twitter: St.SavaWay, tumblr: st-sava-way, and last of all, pintrest at SOC Youth.

She babysits as a part-time job, and hopes to one day work with children. Her free time is spent with her family, friends, and in her favorite women's monastery, where she likes to unwind and truly come closer to God. She also loves watching tennis, especially the World's Number 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic. He is a great inspiration to her, because he truly shows that when we have more, we should share it with those who don't. Sandra loves decorating and organizing events. Church is the most important thing in her life, and she loves Orthodox chanting, and has an obsession (and a vast collection) of icons. She blogs about the experiences she is having as an Orthodox teen and how Orthodoxy affects her life day to day as she moves on to adulthood.