January 9, 2008
Dear Fellow Archon:
My beloved brothers in Christ, it is how we conduct our lives on this earth, how Christ-like we comport ourselves and how we serve as instruments of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior that will ultimately determine our salvation. Thus, it is the healthy and meaningful integration of our hectic daily lives into our spiritual lives that really matters.
Recognizing the supreme importance of spirituality in our daily existence, the Spirituality Committee of the National Council, headed up by Archon Jim Speros, has organized a Lenten retreat on April 11 and 12 at the Saint Basil Academy entitled, "Spiritual Renewal." We are both blessed and very fortunate to have His Grace Bishop Savas, Bishop of Troas and Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, serve as retreat master under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Details of the retreat are herewith attached.
It is my hope, and the hope of the National Council that all Archons and their families throughout the United States will take the opportunity to embark on this day and a half spiritual odyssey that will move you closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to our Orthodox faith. Please act now to sign up for this most special Lenten retreat as the first step in beginning your personal journey to reenergize the Holy Spirit given to you at baptism.
In His Service,
Anthony J. Limberakis, MD