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2015 Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat (3/28/15)

On Saturday, March 28, 2015 more than 75 adults and 25 youth took part in the Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat held at Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Phoenixville, PA.

His Grace, Bishop Gregory was the Retreat Master for the Adults, speaking on the topic Controlling and Confronting Our Thoughts. Protodeacon Gregory Benc led the teenagers in discussion of the Topic, "What Would Our Lord Do? - Living A Christ-like Life" Rev. Fr. William and Pani Amy George served as retreat masters for children ages 6-11 and spoke on the topic: Vice vs Virtue.

The posted photos show scenes from the well attended, day-long spiritual retreat and Sunday Divine Liturgy.
Retreat Coordinator, Tracey Bilanin welcomed each participant at the Registration Table.
Old friends meet and greet.
Fellowship at the Continental Breakfast
The teens enthusiastically chanted the Trisagion Prayers.
National ACRY Senior Spiritual Advisor, Fr. Peter Paproski offered words of welcome.
The day began with morning prayers.
Bishop Gregory gave an excellent presentation on Controlling and Confronting our Thoughts.
Bishop Gregory kept the attention of the adults by including real life examples and humorous anecdotes.
"Please do not forget that you are the Holy People of God!"
Bishop Gregory responds to a question.
The parish women under the leadership of Pani Marge Fedornock provided a delicious lenten luncheon.
Bishop Gregory with the faithful of St. John's Church of Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Ave)
Bishop Gregory poses with the children in attendance.
Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat 2015 Participants.
Amy and Gabriel
Fr. Michael Chendorain responds to a point made during the group discussion.
Fr. Andrew Fetchina makes a point during his break out discussion group's on the retreat theme.
The younger children enjoying a break.
These youngsters proudly display the Paschal Candles they made during their retreat sessions.
Bishop Gregory led a lively Q & A Session with the teenagers.
Bishop Gregory thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with the large, enthusiastic group of teens.
Bishop Gregory offers the concluding prayer of Sunday Divine Liturgy as Protopresbyter John Fedornock looks on.
The Shepherd preaches the Word of God.
Bishop Gregory with Co-celebrating Clergy and altarboys.
Bishop Gregory and little Nicholas
Nicholas was thrilled to receive a flower from Bishop Gregory.
Bishop Gregory was presented with a beautiful cross.