Lord of Spirits Conference: The Seen and the Unseen World in Orthodox Christian Tradition ($250.00-$1,050.00)

ROOM REGISTRATIONS ARE SOLD OUT. The $250 "meals and sessions" commuter registration is still available! There is no lodging included with this registration.
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Lord of Spirits Conference
The Seen and the Unseen World in Orthodox Christian Tradition

ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT. In the event of a registrant cancellation, a waiting list has been created. Follow the instructions below to join the waiting list.

  1. Visit our Contact Us page
  2. In the applicable fields, include your name, telephone number, and email address.
  3. In the comments field, type “Lord of Spirits Waiting List” and include your desired room arrangement ( 1, 2, or 3 person).

We will contact waiting list applicants in the order received to purchase registrations.


There are several lodging options within a 30-minute drive to the Antiochian Village. The links below are external and will open in a new window. Ancient Faith has no affiliation with, or agreements in place for, the lodging options below or any other lodging options in the area.

Ramada by Wyndham Ligonier http://www.ramadaligonier.com/

The Colonial House on Main http://colonialhouseonmain.com/

Thistledown at Seger House https://www.thistledownligonier.com/

Mirror Lake RV Camping https://www.mirrorlakervcamping.com/

You may also find good options on AirBnb or Vrbo.

The Lord of Spirits, the podcast that opens up the visible and invisible world of angels, demons, and saints, is now coming to a live, in-person conference. Meet Archbishop Alexander (Golitizin), Fr. Stephen De Young, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Fr. David Subu, Fr. Lucas Christensen, and more, for discussion, prayer, and fellowship centered on the ancient Biblical, historical, and liturgical sources that have made Lord of Spirits by far one of the most popular Orthodox Christian podcasts in the English language.


"Who do you say I am?": On the Genesis of the Theophany School
Archbishop Alexander Golitzin

The Spiritual World in My Cubicle
Fr. Stephen De Young
Reality is made up of the material and spiritual worlds. Modern life, beginning with the world of work and infinitely accelerated by the pandemic alienates people from both. What does someone do when society’s attempts to transcend the limits of humanity leave you subhuman?

"The doom of the great gods": Dragons of Germanic Myth and Legend, Interpreted Through Christian Eschatological Sources
Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
What hath Fáfnir, Beowulf’s bane, and Jörmungandr to do with Leviathan, the serpent in Eden, and the Apocalypse dragon? (Well, besides all being dragons.) And what happens when Christians mix these dragons into the same tales?  Do dragons have anything to do with the Christian life? Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick draws his bright brand and takes us into the barrow.

“We’re Not Making This Up!“: How Teaching Lord of Spirits Transforms Parishes
Fr. David Subu
Fr. David thought for years that his parishioners thought him a well-intentioned kook who thought he saw something hiding in plain sight. Or was he just making it all up? But then the Lord of Spirits podcast came around, and he found he wasn’t alone. Other priests and scholars were making these connections. More people are hungry to learn about the amazing depths of the Orthodox faith. Join Fr. David as he shares his adventures and techniques in teaching, preaching and pastoring using LoS-related material, especially how it can transform your community’s entire self-understanding.

The Temple as Mystical Paradise: How Sacred Space Forms and Informs Orthodox Christian Worship
Fr. Lucas Christensen
Orthodox Christian worship presents a constellation of sensory symbols: streams of light take form in clouds of incense; reverberant chant echoes off walls replete with iconography. These are ordered within the all-embracing symbol that is the temple, but how does sacred architecture itself function as a means of revealing and facilitating the proper ministry of every liturgical order from the bishop to the people? Fr. Lucas invites us into the three-dimensional icon that is sacred space as he explores the temple’s arrangement and how it functions as the paradise of God manifest on earth.

Looking for a printable flyer of the Lord of Spirits Conference for your church or parish? Click here to download.

Registering with 1 or 2 roommates? Please know the details of your roommate and event package needs before completing your registration. In the ADDITIONAL ROOMMATE INFO spaces provided above, enter the name and email address of each roommate. Separate the information with commas (Ex. John Smith, johnsmith@emailaddress.com). As the registrant, your information will be provided during billing and checkout.

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Antiochian Village Conference Center
140 Church Camp Trail
Bolivar, PA 15923


Thu, October 26, 2023  –  Sun, October 29, 2023

Event Package Details

Private room, 1 person, meals and sessions
This registration is for a private room and bath, all meals, and sessions for 1 person.

Shared private room, 2 people, meals and sessions
This registration is for a shared private room and bath, all meals, and sessions for 2 people.

Shared private room, 3 people, meals and sessions
This registration is for a shared private room and bath, all meals, and sessions for 3 people.

$250.00 “Meals and sessions” commuter registrations are still available for purchase!

Meals and sessions only, 1 person
This registration is for daily attendance with no lodging. It includes all meals and sessions for 1 person (Fri-Sun).

*Refunds up to 30 days before the event. If room accommodations must be changed, we will not perform partial refunds or partial additional charges. All refunds will be in full, and a new registration must be purchased.


Schedule and sessions will be announced soon!



More Information

COVID-19 Information: Ancient Faith Ministries will comply with whatever restrictions or guidelines are in place at the venue at the time of the event. Currently, there are no restrictions in place.

Who's Invited: This event is open to Lord of Spirits fans, teen-aged and older. This is an intentionally Orthodox event. You do not have to be Orthodox to attend – if you want to be there, we want you there.

Roommates: Please note that Ancient Faith is NOT able to find you a roommate. You are responsible for finding your roommate and arranging to purchase your registration together. The price listed is the total price for room, board, and sessions. It should be divided in half for two roommates and in thirds for three roommates.

Driving: There is plenty of free parking at Antiochian Village, so if you're within reach, this is a great way to come.

Airports: If you are flying in, your best bet is Pittsburgh International Airport. There is a closer, smaller airport in Latrobe, but the only carrier is Spirit. There are also Amtrak and Greyhound stations in Latrobe, which is 20 minutes from Antiochian Village.

Airport Transportation: Antiochian Village is 2 hours from Pittsburgh International Airport. Group transportation will be arranged to and from the airport and will be sold separately at a later date. We will email you the details when available. You are welcome to make separate arrangements, but do keep in mind that Uber and Lyft will not provide service to Antiochian Village from the airport.

What to Wear: Please feel free to wear comfortable clothes. There will be optional outdoor activities. We will be celebrating Divine Liturgy together on Sunday morning, so please bring "church clothes" for that.

Questions: Please don't hesitate to contact Ellie Bernasol at ellie@ancientfaith.com with any questions.

We're looking forward to spending time with you!

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