Register Now For 2020 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 programming for youth and adults of all ages. Metropolitan Gregory and Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA 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 28, 2020 at  St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Adult Retreat Master, Metropolitan Gregory, will speak on the topic  Orthodox Love - Agape 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 21, 2020.  Cathy Pawlik is in charge of registration.  Download Registration Form. (PDF Format)
Eastern Region:  Saturday April 4, 2020 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.  Fr. Anthony Perkins and Natalie Bilynsky will lead the adults and  adolescents in a discussion of understanding the virtue of  humility in the twenty-first century  from an Orthodox Christian perspective as compared and contrasted to psychological theories related to self-esteem Frs. Matthew Stagon and Nathanial Choma will serve as retreat masters for children ages 7-12 and will speak on the topic: The Last Shall Be FirstDownload Eastern Regional Retreat Informational Flier (PDF Format) Cost is $45.00 per adult, $25.00 Clergy, $25.00 Adolescents (13-18)  $7.00 Children (7-12).

Registration is required and must be postmarked by March 20, 2020 - after March 20 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 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm (CST).
St Alexis Orthodox Church
2115 State Route 225 E
Battleground, Indiana  47920


Theme: The Steps we take!

The day's events will include:

  • Breakout groups exploring specific steps of St. John Climacus'  Ladder of Divine Ascent 
  • Theme-based activity for youth in attendance. 
  • Moleben to the Holy Cross
  • Homily by Fr. Jonathan Bannon
  • 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!