Dear Brother Archon,
New York, NY - With the blessings of Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, it is with great joy that we invite you and your families to attend the Twelfth Annual National Archon Lenten Retreat on March 27 and 28 under the superb chairmanship of Archon Hieromnimon Peter J. Skeadas and co-chairman Archon Ostiarios Michael G. Psaros. This year's Lenten retreat will be at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Christian Church located in Southampton, New York (111 Saint Andrews Road, Southampton, NY 11968, Tel.: 631-283-6169). Our retreat master will be the Very Reverend Dr. Themistocles Adamopoulo. Father Themis’ topic will be The Salvific Social Gospel in War and Peace: Matthew 25: 38-41. This year, The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, will be our Retreat Special Guest and Father Alexander Karloutsos and Father Constantine Lazarakis will join us as Retreat Pastors.
Please set aside the time on your calendars to join us in fellowship and prayer with your brother Archons and their families. 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 Southampton Inn of Southampton. Call 631-283-6500 and mention the group name "Archons” to qualify for the special rate of $125.00, total price, for a room. Due to limited room availability, please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible and use the group name “Archons”.
- Sending a check for $50 per person, payable to the "Order of St. Andrew the Apostle" and your completed form, by no later than March 15, 2015.
The Retreat will begin on Friday, March 27st at 5:30 pm with the Akathist Hymn Service at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church followed by a Lenten Fellowship Dinner in The Muses. On Saturday, March 28th, we will convene in the Church at 8:30 am for Divine Liturgy, a light breakfast and continue the Retreat sessions. We expect to conclude approximately at 4:00pm with Great Vespers Services at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church. At 6:00pm Pilgrims will have the option to have a delightful dinner at Nammos Estiatorio in Southampton for a prix fixe total amount of $50.00 per person. Kindly notify the Archon office if you will be attending this dinner.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to energize your Orthodoxy and strengthen your devotion to our Lord and Savior so that we may serve the needs of the Great Church of Christ with the “shield of faith,” the “helmet of salvation” and the “sword of the Spirit” in the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians, as we seek religious freedom for the Holy and Great Mother Church of Constantinople.
Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
Download the 2015 Retreat Forms
(Packet includes: Detailed Info, Program, Reply Form, Biography, & Directions)