Date: 26th August 2015 (Download PDF)

SYEZD 2015, Melbourne
Russian Orthodox Retreat & Convention
26-31 December, 2015
Camp Manyung in Mt Eliza, Victoria – right next to the beach!

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George, the fifty-first annual Orthodox Conference (“Syezd”) will be held at Camp Manyung, Mt Eliza, Vic, just south of Melbourne, Victoria.

What is Syezd?

Syezd is an annual event where Orthodox and non-Orthodox people get together from all over Australia & overseas to catch up with old friends, make new friends, enjoying the break from the daily grind of work, school and other pressures. Most importantly, Syezd gives people the chance to connect with each other as they learn more about the Orthodox faith and discover how to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life in a world being increasingly eroded by falling moral standards & life values. Set at the end of every year, Syezd allows people to start the new year feeling reignited with life passion, physically refreshed and spiritually re-connected again.

Why you should come along

Every year the theme of Syezd changes, with the talks and discussions during Syezd reflecting the main theme of the current Syezd – with the focus placed on the most important life issues being faced by you and everyone else in our community. This will give you a chance to delve more into a particular theme, inciting more discussions and thought provoking questions for exploring in a friendly, positive and supportive environment. The general idea is for you to be able to return to “the outside world” armed with renewed vigour and strengthened in mind and spirit, to better cope with and meet whatever challenges the world may demand from you.

So, don’t be shy – we invite you to be a little curious and come to Syezd – experience the friendship, share the knowledge, and discover something new and meaningful to you in your life. And with such an interesting topic as the Apocalypse, you’ll hear some really different views and discussions. – Whether you’ve already been to a Syezd or not, maybe this year is the year you should come along and join us at Syezd 2015 in Melbourne… !!

Register NOW to pay the discounted Early Bird price or email us if you have some questions you want to ask first. And yes, of course, you can invite your friends to come along too!

SYEZD, where you want to be…

For enquiries, phone DIMA on 0402 737 402 or GRISHA on 0423 143 423

REGISTRATION cost includes accommodation & meals; the lectures/workshops are free
$249 Early Bird (by 31st October)
$299 Full Price (from 1st November)

Due to the mature content of the topics to be covered, Syezd is open to anyone over the age of 18. All the information about Melbourne Syezd 2013 including registration is on the official Syezd website: