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 (

2019 Retreat:

Date: Oct 5-6, 2019

Speakers: V. Rev. Dimitrie Vincent

Topic: "My Grace is Sufficient for You, My Strength is Made Perfect in Weakness”




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.


2019 Retreat 

Date: October 11th - 12th

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: Maria Gorog (


2019 Retreat

Date: April 12-14

Speaker: TBA

Topic: TBA

Lenten Women’s Retreat

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


2019 Retreat

Date: Saturday, April 6th.

Speakers: Fr. John Konkle; Monastics

Topic: On Prayer.

Orthodox Christian Women’s Retreat

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

2019 Retreat

Date: Saturday, July 13

Speaker: Fr. Michael Butler

Topic: TBA