Orthodox MontaNika Conference
“Seek First the Kingdom of God”
June 7th – June 11th 2023
The Orthodox MontaNika conference was formed by Fr. Deacon Ananias in August 2021 to launch his Orthodox online ministry, Patristic Faith, and promote Orthodox growth and missions in Montana. The first conference was held in Helena and was a success, leading to a larger conference in Butte the following year. The demand for the conference has led to it becoming an annual event with a focus on Orthodox missions and apologetics. The conference features speakers, tours, services, and fellowship, and aims to showcase the potential of Orthodox life in Montana. The 2023 conference’s theme is “Seek First the Kingdom of God” with Bishop Maxim as the keynote speaker.
Orthodox MontaNika Men’s Retreat
Your Brother is Your Life”
August 11th – 13th 2023
The Orthodox MontaNika Men’s Retreat is a conference that focuses on men’s issues and various topics related to manhood from an Orthodox perspective. The retreat includes practical workshops, fraternal fellowship, pastoral guidance, and talks from Metropolitan Jonah, Abbot Tryphon, Fr. Hans Jacobse, and Fr. Deacon Ananias. The retreat follows a similar itinerary to the annual conference held in June and is aimed at providing guidance and support to men in facing the challenges of modern life. Topics may include fatherhood, brotherhood, and sonship, among others.