Lenten Retreat on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, April 2

Lenten Retreat on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, April 2


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Elkins Park, PA

With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, a Lenten Retreat is scheduled at the Church of the Annunciation, Elkins Park, PA, on Saturday, April 2, focusing on the historical, canonical and ecclesiastical significance of the upcoming Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, including a review of the previous seven Ecumenical Councils.

The lecture will be presented by the Historian of the Order of Saint Andrew Archon George E. Demacopoulos, Ph. D., Professor of Theology, Co-Director, Orthodox Christian Studies Center Fordham University, Bronx, New York. It is being co-organized by Philadelphia Regional Commander Dr. Cary J. Limberakis of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America together with the Annunciation /Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

8:30 AM – Light Breakfast
9:00 AM – Lecture Begins: Historical Perspective of the first Ecumenical Councils
10:30 AM – Q& A with Coffee Break
11:00 AM – Lecture Continues: The Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church
12:30 PM – Response by His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos
1:00 PM – Lenten Luncheon

Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation Cultural Center
Father John Johns, Proistamenos
7921 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Free and open to the public.
Donations may be made to the Order of St. Andrew and the Church of the Annunciation

RSVP by March 31:
Archon Dr. Cary J. Limberakis, Regional Commander
215-886-8866 or CJLDMD@gmail.com

Mr. George Dalagelis
215-635-0316 or office@anngoc.org

Click here to download the brochure.



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