Bishop Gregory Leads 2014 Archon Lenten Retreat (March 21-22, 2014)
Bishop Gregory served as the retreat master for the Annual Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Lenten Retreat, which was held from March21-22, 2014 at The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Diocesan Center in South Bound Brook, NJ.
The theme of the Retreat was "Orthodox Christians, Paradise Is In Front of Us, Are We There Yet?"
During the course of the retreat, His Grace spoke on the following topics:
"To Dwell Together in Unity - Psalm 132", "Confronting and Controlling Our Thoughts" and
"Repentance and Confession"
Photos are courtesy of Archon John Hrapchak
His Grace, Bishop Gregory welcomes the Archons, wives and guests at the conclusion of the Friday evening Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at the St. Andrew Memorial Church of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in South Bound Brook, New Jersey.
Bishop Gregory addresses the Archons during the Saturday retreat session
His Grace Bishop Gregory conversing with Archon John Halecky, Archon Gary Grysiak, Father Deacon Stephen Hall , Archon George Smisko.
Archon Alex Breno, Eleanor Breno, Rose Smisko wife of Archon George Smisko, Nancy Hall and Father Deacon Stephen Hall.
Sheila Hrapchak wife of Archon John Hrapchak, Archon Gary Grysiak, Archon William Sutzko and Carol Sutzko.
Bishop Gregory giving the closing prayer. Archon William Sutzko, Carol Sutzko, Archon Peter Skeadas.
Bishop Gregory with Archon Peter Skeadas, Retreat Chairman; Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew and his wife Dr Maria Limberakis.