2017 Diocesan MGOCSM Area Lenten Retreats

Here is the list of the all the upcoming MGOCSM Lenten Retreats in the Northeast American Diocese. Mark your calendars for the one in your area.

Please check back for more updates for your nearest Lenten Retreat! All of our MGOCSM members in the Diocese are encouraged to make use of these wonderful opportunities for spiritual reflection and meditation

* Priests will be available at each Retreat to offer Holy Confession.

MGOCSM of Toronto/Montreal Area

  • Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017 @ 8:30AM
  • Venue: St. Maurice & St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church of Markham
  • Speaker: Rev. Fr. Aju Philip Mathews
  • Theme: Crucified Christ
  • Theme Verse: "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." - Galatians 2:20
  • Registration Fee: N/A

MGOCSM of Philadelphia & DC/Maryland/Virginia/North Carolina Areas

  • Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 @ 9AM
  • Venue: St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Washington D. C.
  • Speaker: Rev. Fr. Anoop Thomas
  • Theme: Unseen Treasures
  • Theme Verse: "But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us." - 2 Corinthians 4:7
  • Registration Fee: $10

MGOCSM of New Jersey/Staten Island Area

  • Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 @ 9AM
  • Venue: Sts. Baselios & Gregorios Orthodox Church, Plainfield, NJ
  • Speaker: Seminarians Sanjay Mathew & Jithin Zachariah
  • Theme: Return to Me, for I have redeemed you
  • Theme Verse: "I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you" - Isaiah 44:22
  • Registration Fee: $10

MGOCSM of Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island Area

  • Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 @ 9AM
  • Venue: St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Floral Park, NY
  • Speaker: Rev. Fr. Gregory Varghese
  • Theme: Born Identity: The Journey to Christ
  • Theme Verse: "I am crucified with Christ: Nevertheless I love' yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I love by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." - Galatians 2:20
  • Registration Fee: $10

MGOCSM of Northern NY/Boston/Connecticut Area

  • Date: TBD
  • Venue: TBD
  • Speaker: Rev. Dn. Shawn Mathew
  • Theme: Unfiltered
  • Theme Verse: "Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing." Joel 2:12-13
  • Registration Fee: TBD

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