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The John Halecky, Jr. 18th Annual National Archon Lenten Retreat, April 8-9

Join Us on April 8-9 in Southampton for The John Halecky, Jr. 18th Annual National Archon Lenten Retreat

 

To be held in-person and virtually!

Dear Brother Archon,

In honor and in memory of our beloved late National Vice Commander John Halecky, Jr., our Annual Lenten Retreat going forward will be known as The John Halecky, Jr. Annual National Archon Lenten Retreat. Archon Halecky was the originator of the Lenten Retreat initiative and the establishment of the Archon Spirituality Committee. It is most fitting that the Retreat now bears his name as a lasting tribute to this extraordinary Archon of the Great Church of Christ.

With the blessings of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, it is with great joy that we invite you and your families to attend The John Halecky, Jr. 18th Annual National Archon Lenten Retreat on April 8 and 9, 2022 under the superb leadership of chair Archon Hieromnimon Peter J. Skeadas and co-chair Archon Ostiarios Michael G. Psaros. Once again, this year’s Lenten retreat will be at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church located in Southampton, New York. Our Retreat Master will be Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh, Presiding Pastor of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Father Alexander Karloutsos and Father Constantine Lazarakis will join us as Retreat Pastors.

Please set aside the time on your calendars to join us in fellowship and prayer with your brother Archons and their families. It is an experience you will not forget and one that will re-energize your spiritual commitment to live a Christ-centered life. All of the information you will need is contained in the attached materials. There are a few action steps you must take if you intend to come in person or virtually.

In-person attendance:

Make your reservation with the Southampton Inn. Call 631-283-6500 and mention the group name Archons to qualify for the special room rate of $160 per night. Due to limited room availability, please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

Virtual attendance:

Upon reservation, Zoom will send to you a participation link that is unique to you only. Please note that Zoom participation is only for the Saturday session which will begin at 11:00AM ET. You and your families can watch and pray during the Friday Akathist and Saturday and Sunday Divine Liturgies through the Church’s live stream. See these options here: dormitionhamptons.org/live

The Retreat will begin on Friday, April 8th at 5:30PM with the Akathist Service at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church followed by a Lenten Fellowship Dinner in The Muses along with the first session of the Retreat. On Saturday, April 9th, we will convene in the Church at 8:30AM for Divine Liturgy, a light breakfast and continue the Retreat sessions. We expect to conclude approximately at 4:00PM. There is an optional Saturday evening gourmet dinner at The Muses at $50 per person. Please mail in your check payable to the Order of Saint Andrew at 8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075 or call the National Archon Office to pay by credit card at 212-570-3550 by Friday, April 1st.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to turbocharge your Orthodox Christian Faith and strengthen your devotion to our Lord and Savior so that we may serve the needs of the Great Church of Christ with the “shield of faith,” the “helmet of salvation” and the “sword of the Spirit” in the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians, as we seek religious freedom for the Holy and Great Mother Church of Constantinople.

In Christ,

Anthony J. Limberakis, MD

Archon Aktouarios

National Commander


Retreat Details

 

When:

Friday, April 8, 2022

Akathist begins at 5:30PM

First Session begins

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Divine Liturgy begins at 8:30AM

Sessions continue, Virtual Session will begin at 11:00AM

Retreat slated to end around 4:00PM


Where:

Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church

111 St. Andrews Road

Southampton, NY 11968

Phone: 631-283-6169

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Theme:

Friday Session One: Renew Your Faith

So often, we can find ourselves just “going” through life, instead of “growing” in life. If true “renewal” is going to happen in our lives, it has to be by first reconnecting to Christ. Join Fr. Nicholas as he shares 5 practical ways you can renew your faith today.

Saturday Session Two: Renew Your Mind

Each day, we have between 80,000-120,000 thoughts. Most of our thoughts are extremely powerful. Fr. Nicholas says, “show me your thoughts, and I will show you your life. Your behaviors will follow your beliefs.” In this session, Fr. Nicholas will share what he calls the “3 T’s” to help guide you in “Doing Right because you are Thinking Right.”

Saturday Session Three: Renew Your Purpose

Have you ever found yourself asking these questions, “What is my purpose? What am I called to do? Why am I here on Earth?” Studies show that close to 65% of Christians struggle to answer these questions. Understanding this, Fr. Nicholas will share not only God’s dream for our lives, but 8 Steps to work towards it.


Rev. Dr. Nicholas G. Louh

The Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh was born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 25, 1974 and currently serves as the Presiding Pastor of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church.

Upon graduating from the University of North Florida, Rev. Louh entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a highest-distinction Masters of Divinity (1999) and a Masters of Theology (2000). He then attended Gordon Cornwell Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctorate of Ministry (2003) with an emphasis on Pastoral Counseling in the urban ministry.

Fr. Nicholas is known in both local and global communities as a devoted pastor, motivational speaker, and compassionate champion for those in need, and a passionate advocate for interfaith dialogue and social justice. Fr. Nicholas has a heart for guiding people through the difficulties of everyday life, by providing practical means to bridge their faith into their everyday life. He travels throughout the country leading retreats on understanding and living out God’s purpose. In addition to his role as pastor at St. John the Divine, Rev. Louh serves as the Vicar for the Eastern Florida Conference of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta and is a member of the Metropolis Council.

Continue Reading Biography


Lodging:

A block of rooms has been reserved for the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle at:

Southampton Inn

91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968

Telephone: 631-283-6500

A special room rate of $160, total price, per night, for nights between April 8th through April 10th, has been negotiated with the hotel. When making your reservations, please mention the group name Archons so you can get the special rate.

Make your reservation


Meals:

April 8: Lenten fellowship dinner

April 9: Light breakfast and Lenten luncheon

There will also be an optional dinner April 9 at 6:30PM at The Muses for $50 per person for those wishing to remain.

Order of St. Andrew the Apostle

Attn: National Archon Lenten Retreat

8 East 79th Street

New York, NY 10075


Directions from the West:

Take the Long Island Expressway [LIE] to exit 70.

At the end of the ramp, make a right turn; you will be on Rt. 111 going South.

When Rt. 111 ends, the road takes you left and you will be on Rt. 27 East.

Go straight for approximately 19 miles. As the highway ends, continue through first traffic light which is Tuckahoe Rd.

After the traffic light take the very next left onto St. Andrew’s Rd. Go around (under the highway) and the Church will be on your right at Nicholas Ct.

Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church

111 St. Andrews Road

Southampton, NY 11968

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