Dormition of the Mother of God
Orthodox Monastery
Rives Junction, Michigan


Holy Dormition Monastery is the host for several annual retreats which are organized and sponsored by independent groups. In addition to their planned programs, participants enjoy the serenity of the monastery grounds and facilities and attend daily services. The nuns provide hospitality including meals and guest house accommodations for up to 24 persons.  For summer retreats we have a large outdoor pavilion.

Group retreats are limited to groups associated with the Orthodox Church and are subject to available space.  For details and availability please contact the monastery.

There are a number of groups, such as  Orthodox Women in Healing Ministry (OWHM), Orthodox Women of Michigan, clergy wives groups, clergy groups, youth groups, senior citizen groups, bible study teachers groups and others that hold their annual retreats at the monastery.  Below are some of the regularly organized retreats.

Orthodox Women in Healing Ministries

Held in October each year “providing support to Orthodox Christian women who work in the medical and healing professions." For more information see and Mrs. Monica Dellas (

2020 Retreat: CANCELED

Date: Oct 2-4, 2020

Speakers: Dr. David Pawsat

Topic: TBA




Clergy Wives' Retreat

Held in October each year at the monastery.  For information and registration contact:  Matushka Janine Frigerio at: or phone: 517- 554-0105.


2020 Retreat CANCELED

Date: October 9th - 11th

Speaker: TBA

Topic:  TBA

For More Information:  See here.




Orthodox Christian Fellowship

A retreat for college students in Great Lent, usually the 5th weekend, each year.  For information and reservations contact the monastery.


2020 Retreat CANCELED

Date: April 2-5

Speaker: Sean Stidd

Topic: Living as Icons of Christ

Lenten Women’s Retreat

An annual women’s retreat during Great Lent.  Contact the monastery for more information.


2020 Retreat CANCELED

Date: Saturday, March 28.

Speaker: Fr. John Konkle, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit.

Speaker: Fr. Seraphim (Aldea)


Orthodox Christian Women’s Retreat

One day retreat in July each year.  For information and registration contact Loreta Gates at 248-689-9721.

2020 Retreat CANCELED

Date: Saturday, July 18

Speaker: TBA

Topic: TBA




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