Labor Day Weekend Family Retreat

2 September 2016 (7pm) – 4 September 2016 (4pm)
St. Iakovos Retreat Center
920 224th Ave
Kansasville 53139
$225-$375 (per family) for registration by 17 August
$275-$425 (per family) for registration by 24 August
(accommodation costs not included)

Labor Day Weekend Family Retreat

Presented by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis

This year’s theme: Sacred Space, Sacred Time: Cultivating Orthodox Families

Workshops presented by Fr. Andrew Kearns


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Being Orthodox on Purpose – One day retreat

Saturday, 10 October 2015
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
893 N. Church Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126-1005

Retreat Schedule:
10:30 a.m. Registration and Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Session #1 – “The Bad News”
12:30 p.m. Harvest of Plenty (aka Lunch)
1:15 p.m. Session #2 – “The Good News”

Reservations required by Monday, 5 October. Please contact Eleni at the Church Office at or 630.834.7010.

Being Orthodox On Purpose

This retreat will feature Fr. Barnabas Powell, parish priest at SS. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia and host of Faith Encouraged LIVE on Ancient Faith Radio. He is also the author of the devotional Faith Encouraged Daily ( Fr. Barnabas has traveled the country speaking in parishes about parish renewal, outreach to neighbors, spiritual maturity and purposeful practice of the Faith in everyday life. His question to parishes all across the country is “Why don’t your neighbors walk to your church on Sunday morning?”

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St. Demetrios (Elmhurst, IL) Retreat – “The Daily Struggle”

1 November 2014
The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Demetrios
893 N. Church Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

The Daily Struggle

In honor of St. Demetrios, Patron Saint of St. Demetrios Church, the faithful of the area are invited to join with the members of the Church for a special retreat with Mother Gabriella, Abbess of the Dormition Orthodox Monastery in Rives Junction, Michigan.

Reservations are required by Monday, October 27.
$12 per person
To register, please contact Theresa at or the Church Office at 630.834.7010 .

An iconography workshop will be presented by Sr. Olympia, of the same monastery, for youth in grades 6-12. Cost: $7 per youth.