DS-WA MGOCSM - Chicago's Lenten Retreat 2015

The Chicago MGOCSM Lenten Retreat took place on Saturday, March 21 at the St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Elmhurst.  The main speaker for the event was Rev. Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip, who is the principal of the St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary in Nagpur. The Retreat began with evening prayer followed by a devotional message by Achen. He spoke about the reason for the Incarnation and how the Lenten season is a time to regain our lost identity in Christ. Achen then went into further details on the Lord’s Prayer by providing an explanation to the deep theological understandings that tend to be overlooked. He ends his message by using the passage taken from St. Mark 5:1-20, which showed Christ helping the demon possessed man overcome his burden, indicating that Christ can also help us overcome our weaknesses.