St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

Orthodox Christian Witness Program

Fall 2019 Retreat

On Saturday, November 23, the Orthodox Christian Witness Program: Spiritual Pilgrimage, of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Diocese of Worcester and New England, will hold the last retreat of this semester at St. Mary’s from 9:30am-4:00pm, entitled Mentorship Skills: Opening to the Other – Kenosis and Listening Skills. This retreat is an opportunity to deepen mentoring and listening skills, as we are invited into the reality of another person through their story, in order to witness and make authentic connections in Christ.

The retreat will use small presentations, personal reflections, and small and large group discussions. Although a donation of $35 per retreat is suggested (or any other amount), the donation is not a requirement for participation. Coffee, tea and a light breakfast will be provided at 9 am (lunch is not provided). Anyone can register.

To register or for questions, please email IP.AlongtheJourney@gmail.com or call 617-274-8336.

Purpose

This program and journey is an opportunity for anyone interested to learn, to reflect, and to be transformed through the Orthodox Christian Faith in preparation for various ministries.

Goals

This spiritual pilgrimage is an interdisciplinary approach to create a cadre of leaders in the church. It is aimed to empower and equip Orthodox Christians to nourish and share the faith in 21st century by:

  • Offering frameworks and models of encountering God.

  • Offering frameworks and tools in order to enhance and facilitate inner spiritual growth.

  • Using Orthodox Christian theology and contemporary perspectives to encounter God.

  • Gaining insights and methods to witness and to share the faith.

  • Enhancing leadership skills in order to contribute effectively in parish ministry and to the world at large

For questions or to register please email at IP.AlongtheJourney@gmail.com or call at 617-274-8336.

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