2023 Advent Retreat

2023 Advent Retreat

St. TheoleptosPlease join us for our Annual Advent Retreat:
Saturday, December 2, 2023

“Why Institutional Church, Anyway?”

Insight from St. Theoleptos of Philadelphia, a teacher of St. Gregory Palamas

A day retreat led by led by
The Very Rev. Andrew Morbey
Dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Minneapolis

It is common to hear others state — and maybe hear ourselves even wondering about being — “spiritual but not religious.” Why should we be in the Church?  And be in Church? This is not a new question! Fr. Andrew Morbey, the Dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will take us on a journey exploring the claims of charismatic elders that salvation is not to be found in the institutional church but in a “personal relationship” with an elder who somehow stands apart from it. What would a true mystic, a true elder say about that? Fr. Andrew will introduce us to St. Theoleptos, one of the leading teachers of hesychasm and a “trustworthy visionary of the truth of God’s mysteries” according to St. Gregory Palamas. We look forward to learning, praying, and being with you soon!

Archpriest Andrew Morbey
Archpriest Andrew Morbey

Saturday, December 2, 2023

10:00 am Doors open
10:30 am Introduction and first session
12:00 pm Sixth Hour Prayers
12:30 pm Lenten Lunch
1:45 pm
Second session and questions/conversation
3:30 pm Closing Prayer
4:00 pm Vigil (for those wishing to stay; all welcome)

Pre-register by November 24 with a suggested donation of $25.00. Registrations will be accepted at the door if space permits with a suggested donation of $30.00.  Can’t attend this year?  Your contributions in support of our efforts to bring great speakers to the Bay Area are appreciated!

Contact Father Kirill Sokolov, Dean, at 415-673-8565 or frkirill@holy-trinity.org with questions or to register by mail. Please pre-register regardless of your ability to contribute.  We look forward to seeing you!

Parking is available at St. Brigid School (Enter on Broadway between Van Ness & Franklin)

Location: Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1520 Green St, San Francisco CA 94123
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