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 www.owhm.org and Mrs. Monica Dellas (email@example.com).
Date: Oct 5-8, 2018
Speakers: Fr. John Konkle
Topic: "Vessels of Love: The Body's Involvement in the Healing of the World"
Clergy Wives' Retreat
Held in October each year at the monastery. For information and registration contact: Matushka Janine Frigerio at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 269-781-8171.
Date: October 12th - 14th
Speaker: Presvytera Kerry Pappas, The Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care at The Center for Family Care.
Topic: The Gift of Compassion: God, Self, Others
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: Anastasia Frigerio (email@example.com).
Date: March 23-25
Speaker: Hieromonk Seraphim (Aldea)
Topic: Prayer and Identity
Lenten Women’s Retreat
Orthodox Christian Women’s Retreat
One day retreat in July each year. For information and registration contact Loreta Gates at: 248-689-9721.
Date: Saturday, July 15
Speaker: Christina Stavros Kidonakis
Topic: A Road Less Traveled: Why I went to Seminary. (Flyer)