|FIRST CONFERENCE:||The Triodion, Its Features that Encourage Penance.|
|SECOND CONFERENCE:||The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts|
|THIRD CONFERENCE:||"Once You Have Turned Back" (Luke 22:32, Jesus' words to Peter, the Sacramental Mystery of Repentance)|
|FOURTH CONFERENCE:||Through the Cross Joy Has Come|
|FIFTH CONFERENCE:||The Land of Milk and Honey|
Father Petras currently serves as Spiritual Director and Professor of Liturgy at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has also served as Academic Dean at the Seminary. He is internationally respected for his knowledge of the liturgies of the Eastern Churches and his columns appear in several newspapers throughout the United States and Canada. He is also the editor of the annual typicon for the Church as well as the Church calendars.
He is highly regarded for his work promoting ecumenism. Since 1984, Father Petras has served as a member of the American Catholic-Orthodox Theological Consultation.
He has served as pastor of several Byzantine Catholic
communities in the midwestern-based Eparchy of Parma and has also served
on the faculty of St. Mary's Seminary, Cleveland. He is perhaps the
most published author in the Byzantine Church in the United States and
frequently gives numerous lectures, workshops and retreats.
Father J. Daniel Mindling, O.F.M. Cap., is the Academic Dean of Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. and will once again join the retreat to provide personal confession and spiritual direction throughout the weekend.
Father Robert F. Oravetz, a priest of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, is the coordinator of the annual retreat.
Please Join Us!
All adults, including singles, couples, extended families
are invited to attend. You need not need be a member of a Byzantine Catholic
parish to attend. Previous retreat participants have included members of
the Byzantine Catholic and Orthodox Churches as well as members of the
Roman Catholic and non-Catholic Churches.
|5:00-8:00 p.m.||Check-in at Antiochian Village|
|8:00 p.m.||Vespers in Ss. Peter & Paul Chapel|
|9:00 p.m.||FIRST CONFERENCE: "Let My People Go: Repentance and Freedom"|
|10:30 p.m.||Social Hour: Refreshments and Introductions|
|8:00 a.m.||Morning Prayers|
|9:30 a.m.||SECOND CONFERENCE: "Manna in the Desert"|
|10:45 a.m.||Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom|
|1:00 p.m.||Free Time; Bookstore / Gift Shop Open|
|1:30 p.m.||Self-Guided Tour of Iconography Training Center; Heritage Center|
|2:30 p.m.||THIRD CONFERENCE: "Once You Have Turned Back"|
|3:15 p.m.||Personal Reconciliation (before the Icon of Christ in the chapel and other designated areas).|
|7:30 p.m.||FOURTH CONFERENCE: "Through the Cross Joy Has Come"|
|9:30 a.m.||Morning Prayer and Divine Liturgy
of St. Basil the Great
FIFTH AND CONCLUDING CONFERENCE: "The Land of Milk and Honey"
|11:15 a.m.||Farewell Brunch|
Antiochian Village Retreat Center
Route 711 North, P.O. Box 638
Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15658
Village is used for retreats and meetings of the priests of the Archdiocese
of Pittsburgh and for Byzan-teen weekend programs. The Village is fourteen
years old and sits on a 500-acre campus and is owned and operated by the
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese. It
includes a 200-room hotel, three chapels and churches, a large library,
heritage center, and gift shop. The Village also houses the nation's only
training center for iconographers. A health / exercise suite is also part
of the hotel complex.
$125 per person, sharing a room
$175 per person, single room
Cost includes room for two nights, Friday snack, four
meals, honaria, liturgical music book of all services.
Deposits, Final Payment, Cancellations
A deposit of $25 per person (payable to the Byzantine
Catholic Serra Club) will reserve your room.
Final payment is due at noon, Friday, February 27, 1998. You may send complete payment with your reservation.
Full and immediate refund for all cancellations received by noon, Friday, February 27, 1998. After that time, no refunds will be given but substitution by others is permitted.
Please send your check along with your name, address,
phone number, type of accommodation (single or sharing - provide roommates
name) before Friday, February 27, 1998 to:
1998 Byzantine Retreat
c/o Fr. Robert F. Oravetz
Archdiocese of Pittsburgh
66 Riverview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
|Dr. Patricia Kupec||412-461-6985|
|Mr. Al Hvozdovich||412-461-0237|
|Dr. Robert Oravetz||412-331-2885|