Still Time to Register For Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

JOHNSTOWN, PA  [National ACRY]   Do you want to make the most out of  the Holy Season of  Great Lent?  Do you need encouragement in following the Way of the Cross, as you prepare for Pascha?   Why not join your fellow sojourners on the journey to the Resurrection of our Saviour and take part in one of the regional Lenten Retreats sponsored by the National ACRY?

Over the past several years these Lenten retreats which are offered in the Eastern,  Western and Central regions of the diocese have been growing in popularity and attendance.   These retreats have offered our faithful, thought provoking and uplifting presentations on timely topics, and an opportunity to share their struggles and experiences with each other.   It has also provide our youth an opportunity to spend time with their friends from Camp and throughout the diocese, in a spiritually nurturing environment.

The topics this year range from Orthodoxy and Healing,  Mapping the Soul With The Psalms and Overcoming Anger  for the adults to   Miracles: Real or ImaginedThe Five Senses of Orthodoxy and Making Friends in Christ, for the youth.

The deadline for registration for the Eastern and Central regions is March 17, 2012.

Click Here For More Details and Registration Information

The Lenten Retreats, while sponsored by the National ACRY  are open to everyone.

For more information about the National ACRY, the official Youth and Family Fellowship Organization of the Diocese visit their website at


Matins Gospel Reading: Mark 16:1-8

Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:35-46

15th Sunday of Matthew; The Synaxis of the Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-Receiver and the Holy Prophetess Anna; Stamatios, John, & Nicholas, New Martyrs of Spetses; Nicholas, Archbishop & Enlightener of Japan; Afterfeast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple; Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos ; Werburga

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