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 at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Oct 6-8, 2017
Speakers: Rev. Deacon Stephen Muse, Ph.D.
Topic: "Reflections on the Healing Partnership: Christ is in our Midst!"
Clergy Wives' Retreat
Held in October each year at the monastery. For information and registration contact: Matushka Janine Frigerio at: email@example.com or phone: 269-781-8171.
Date: October 13th - 15th
Speaker: Presvytera Juliana Honeycutt
Topic: Truth in Our Inward Parts
Brochure: click here for link
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
A retreat for college students in Great Lent, usually the 5th weekend, each year. For information and reservations contact: Anastasia Frigerio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Date: March 31-April 2
Speaker: Mother Magdalena
Lenten Women’s Retreat
A annual women’s retreat during Great Lent. Contact the monastery for more information.
Date: March 11th.
Speakers: Fr. John Konkle; Monastics
Topic: Be Still, and the Lord will Fight for You (Fr. John's talk).
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)