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Saint Tikhon’s Monastery will be the setting for the annual women’s retreat sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Education of the OCA Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Fr Theodore Petrides serves Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Reading, PA, will speak on “We Are Pilgrims On This Earth.” Fr Theodore has spoken at conferences and retreats on various subjects including spiritual direction and contemporary Spiritual Fathers.  Fr Theodore recently edited a book from the Holy Mountain entitled, Ascetics in the World which was published by St. Nikodemus the Hagiorite Publication Society and is for sale at St Tikhon’s Seminary Bookstore & Press.  He also currently teaches Pastoral Care and Counseling at St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and, in November, is launching a daily podcast entitled, Signs in Our Times, on Ancient Faith Radio. 

Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the first session at 10:00 a.m.

The $10.00 registration fee includes lunch.  Deadline for registration is Saturday, November 9, 2019.

For additional information contact Matushka Emilia Shepherd at 910-988-3462 or