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2024 Lenten Retreat

2024 Lenten Retreat

Please join us for our Annual Lenten Retreat:
Saturday, April 20, 2024

By the Waters of Babylon: Returning to God from Our Lenten Exile

Dr. Michael Legaspi
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

During Lent, the Church turns our attention in a special way to the Scriptures of the Old Testament. In this retreat, we will consider one of the most prominent themes in the Old Testament: Exile. The Law, Psalms, and Prophets all explore the nature of ‘life outside the land.’ In these Scriptures, we experience repeatedly the grief of sin, the pain of displacement, and the distress of finding ourselves remote from God. A closer look at Exile not only brings us to the heart of the Scriptures; it also shows us, in particular, what the Lenten journey is and how, in making the journey well, we come to share in Christ’s passion and resurrection.

Dr Michael Legaspi is Associate Professor of Old Testament at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible, Harvard University). He taught previously at Creighton University, Penn State University, and Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He is the author of The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition(Oxford University Press, 2018). He and his wife Abby have four grown children: Josiah, Sister Glykeria, Ana, and Cato. They have been part of ROCOR and OCA parishes, as well as churches in the Greek and Antiochian Archdioceses.

10:00 am Doors open
10:30 am Introduction and first session
12:00 pm Sixth Hour Prayers (in Cathedral)
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)

Click here to pre-register by April 12 with a suggested donation of $25. Please pre-register regardless of your ability to contribute. Pre-registration strongly encouraged; registration will only be accepted at the door if space permits with a suggested donation of $30. Contact Fr. Kirill Sokolov at frkirill@holy-trinity.org with questions. Can’t attend this year?  Your contributions in support of our efforts to bring great speakers to the Bay Area are appreciated!

Street parking is typically available on Saturdays; parking is also 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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