Lenten Retreats 2014

Check out the upcoming MGOCSM Lenten Retreats around North America. Mark your calendars for the one in your area. Please check back for more updates for your nearest Lenten Retreat!


Northeast American Diocese

Diocese of South-West America

Bronx/Westchester/Boston/Connecticut – Ms. Taimy Thomas

Atlanta - Ms. Jo-Ann Thomas

North Jersey/Rockland – Mr. Shelvin Varghese

California - Mr. Stephen (Anish) Mathew

Philadelphia – Ms. Alexis Mathew

Chicago - Ms. Susan Zacharia

Queens/Long Island/Brooklyn – Mr. Bobby Varghese

Dallas/Oklahoma - Mr. Jithin Zachariah

Staten Island/Central Jersey – Ms. Jainy Mathew

Detroit - Mr. Shannon Mathew

Toronto - Mr. Manoj John

Florida - Ms. Rachel Pyngolil

Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia – Mr. Ajesh John

Houston/San Antonio/Austin - Mr. Bibin Mammen


Northwest (Seattle/Edmonton) - Mr. Bennie Parayil





  • Facebook Event Invite - https://www.facebook.com/events/1404135329843705/
  • Date: Saturday, March 8th, 2014 | 9:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Venue: St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Yonkers, NY
  • Speaker: Rev. Fr. Vijay Thomas
  • Theme: The Lent Code - “Do not be afraid”
  • Theme Verse: "Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see" - 2 Kings 6:17
  • Registration Fee: $10


  • Facebook Event Invite - https://www.facebook.com/events/712666232088902
  • Date: Saturday, March 1st, 2014 | 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Venue: St. Thomas Orthodox Church (Unruh) Philadelphia, PA
  • Workshop leaders: Area FOCUS Members
  • Theme: "Be Anew"
  • Theme Verse: "Behold, I will do a new thing; now shall it spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:19
  • Registration Fee: $5

Staten Island/Central New Jersey

  • Facebook Event Invite - https://www.facebook.com/events/518806701572047/
  • Date: Saturday, March 1st, 2014 | 9:30AM
  • Venue: St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Staten Island, NY
  • Speaker: Rev. Fr. T. A. Thomas & Mr. Alex Abraham (Seminarian)
  • Theme: "Let go and let God"
  • Theme Verse: "If God is all you have, you have all you need" - St. John 14:8
  • Registration Fee: $10


  • Facebook Event Invite - https://www.facebook.com/events/441996612596097/
  • Date: Saturday, March 15th, 2014 | 9:00AM
  • Venue: St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Toronto
  • Speaker: Fr. Geoffrey Ready
  • Theme: "To fast or not to fast?"
  • Theme Verse: "When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full". - St. Mathew 6:16-18
  • Registration Fee: $10




Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island

  • Facebook Event Invite - https://www.facebook.com/events/269894706509089
  • Date: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 | 9:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Venue:St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Jackson Heights, NY
  • Speaker: Rev. Fr. Vijay Thomas
  • Theme: "Lord Save Me"
  • Theme Verse: St. Mathew 14: 29-30
  • Registration Fee: $10 ($5 sibling discount for additional family siblings)



North New Jersey/Rockland

  • Facebook Event Invite - TBD
  • Date: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 | 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Venue: St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Clifton, NJ
  • Speaker: Seminarian Alex Abraham
  • Theme: Prayer and Fasting 101
  • Theme Verse: "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." - St. Mathew 4:4
  • Registration Fee: $10



DC/Maryland/Virginia/North Carolina

  • Facebook Event Invite - TBD
  • Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2014 |  10AM
  • Venue: St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Washington D.C.
  • Speaker: TBD
  • Theme: TBD
  • Theme Verse: TBD
  • Registration Fee: $5