Register Now For 2018 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. Bishop 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 March 17, 2018 at  St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Adult Retreat Master, Bishop Gregory, will speak on the topic  Our Calling as Disciples and Evangelists  and Fr. David Urban, the  youth presenter, will lead an interactive discussion on the topic  Windows To Heaven - Icons & The Feasts Of The ChurchRegistration is required and must be made by March 10, 2018.  Cathy Pawlik is in charge of registration.  Download Registration Form.  (PDF Format)
Eastern Region:  Saturday March 24, 2018 at  St Francis Center For Renewal, in Bethlehem, PA  from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST). This year,  the retreat is agaobeing co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA.  Bishop Gregory and Frs. Anthony Perkins will lead the adults and  adolescents in a discussion of the topic: Our Calling as Disciples and EvangelistsFr. Matthew Stagon and Subdeacon Andrw Wythe  will serve as retreatmasters for children ages 7-12 and will speak on the topic: A Day In The Footsteps of St. HermanDownload Eastern Regional Retreat Informational Flier (PDF Format)

Registration is required and must be made by March 14, 2018 - after March 10 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 March 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm (CST).
Descent of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
545 East 77th Avenue
Schererville, IN 46375-2538

The day's events will include:

  • Moleben to the Holy Cross
  • Homily by Father Gregory Allard
  • Presentation by Pani Marianna Bannon*: "Practical Preparations for the Spiritual Preparatory Seasons."
  • Lenten Confessions
  • Fellowship

*Pani Marianna is the author of the book Fasting for the Feasts; A Starter Book

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!