Register Now For 2019 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Metropolitan Gregory, along with other talented clergy will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha. 

Download Diocesan Retreats Informational Flier (PDF Format)

Central Region:  Saturday April 6, 2019 at  St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Adult Retreat Master, Metropolitan Gregory, will speak on the topic  Focusing on the Ladder of Divine Ascent and Our Spiritual Journey One Step at a Time and Fr. David Urban, the  youth presenter, will lead an interactive discussion on the topic  Windows to Heaven – Icon of Divine Ascent & The Feasts Of The ChurchRegistration is required and must be made by March 31, 2019.  Cathy Pawlik is in charge of registration.  Download Registration Form.  (PDF Format)
Eastern Region:  Saturday April 13, 2019 at  St Francis Center For Renewal, in Bethlehem, PA  from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST). This year,  the retreat is being co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA.  Metropolitan Gregory and Frs. Anthony Perkins will lead the adults and  adolescents in a discussion of the topic: Focusing on the Ladder of Divine Ascent and Our Spiritual Journey One Step at a Time  Frs. Matthew Stagon and William Bennett will serve as retreat masters for children ages 7-12 and will speak on the topic: All Strings Detached: Freeing our Hands and Feet to ClimbDownload Eastern Regional Retreat Informational Flier (PDF Format) Cost is $40.00 per adult, $25.00 Adolescents (13-18)  $7.00 Children (7-12).

Registration is required and must be postmarked by April 1, 2019 - after April 1 late fees of $20- adults and $10 -adolescents  will be added. Mr. Oleh Bilynsky is in charge of registration. Download Registration Form (PDF Format).

Western Region:  Sat April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CST).
Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
4636 Fall Creek Road
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

The day's events will include:

  • Moleben to the Holy Cross
  • Homily 
  • Lenten Presentation
  • Confessions
  • Fellowship
For More information  contact Fr. Sam Sherry, the Dean of the Chicago Deanery at

Please pass the word to your family and friends!  All are welcome!