Welcome to Camp Nazareth

Welcome to Camp Nazareth
Welcome to Camp Nazareth! This online journal is the official journal of Camp Nazareth Conference and Retreat Center. Over the years, many memories have been made here. Through this journal we hope to share with you the many wonderful moments from the many years at camp!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Singin' Singin' Singin'

For those of you unaware, Camp Nazareth is considered home by many. Of course we have those from our diocese who love camp. We have the Greek Metropolis of Pittsburgh who use the camp throughout the year, and we also have the Episcopalian Diocese of Western Pennsylvania who consider Camp to be home away from home. This week specifically, Camp is hosting the Episcopalian diocese and so far it has been a blast! The love, kindness and fraternal relationship that has been formed, is forming, and continues to form is a breath of fresh air.

Yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon was an extremely unique day for the CN staff and Episcopalian group. Every year, the Episcopalians hold a talent show so the campers have a chance to share their God-given gifts with each other. The beauty of a talent show at camp is that it gives our youth the ability to get up in front of their peers in a safe environment. At camp, the audience is always an audience of support and encouragement. Because of the nature of having an audience of loving and supporting members, it makes the anxiety of getting on stage to perform a little less intimidating. The acts ranged from piano playing, to singing a cappella, strumming tunes on a guitar, and even showcasing some extreme yo yo skills. 

As a gesture of showing our unity and Christ-centered relationship, the CN Staff sat in on the talent show to watch the show! To say it plainly, the show was quite incredible and the CN staff were taken back by the level of talent the campers showcased. In an expression of our thankfulness (as a staff), and wanting to grow closer together, the CN Staff received permission to sing in the Episcopalian talent show! 

The staff were greeted to the stage with a warm welcome, and received a thunderous applause after singing. Below are the two hymns sung. The first hymn was Psalm 136 (in the style of Byzantine Chant) sung by the CN Staff. The Second video is the CN Male Quintet singing the Georgian Wedding Hymn "O Vineyard Fair and New."

We apologize for the background noise heard in the video - maintenance duty called! But we hope you enjoyed the singing! Be sure to visit the CN YouTube page and check out our other videos!

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