Dear Fellow Archons:
It is with great joy and anticipation that we invite you and your families to attend the Seventh Annual National Archon Lenten Retreat on March 12 and 13. In order to foster greater connection with our sister Orthodox churches under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we have decided to conduct this year's Lenten retreat at the headquarters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States located in South Bound Brook, New Jersey. Our retreat master will be the Reverend Protopresbyter Mark Arey of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Archon Kastrinsios James D. Speros, Chairman of the Spirituality Committee once again has planned an outstanding retreat that will have a real spiritual impact on all participants.
Please set aside the time on your calendars to join us in fellowship and prayer with your fellow Archons. It is an experience you will not forget and one that will reenergize your spiritual commitment to live a Christ-centered life. All of the information you will need is contained in the attached materials. There are a few actions you must take if you intend to come, including:
- Making your reservation with the hotel (remember to mention the group name, "Order of Saint Andrew," to qualify for the special rate of $59.00 (excluding taxes).
- Sending a check for $75.00 (per person) payable to the "Order of St. Andrew the Apostle" and your completed form by NO LATER THAN MARCH 5th.
The retreat will begin on Friday, March 12 at 6pm with services at the St. Andrew Memorial Church followed by a Lenten Fellowship Dinner at the Ukranian Cultural Center. On Saturday, March 13, we will convene in the Church at 8:30am for Divine Liturgy, a light breakfast and the first session of the Retreat. We expect to conclude prior to the 6:00pm Great Vesper Services at the St. Andrew Memorial Church.
In closing, as "Defenders of the Faith" and role models of the Orthodox Christian faith, I urge you to set aside the time for this very special annual event and demonstrate your love for the Lord through action.
Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
Download the Retreat Forms
(Packet includes: Detailed Info, Program, Reply Form, Biography, & Directions)