Phila Dist OCF Spring Retreat - 03/20/16

From Friday, March 18th - Saturday, March 19th Christ the Saviour parish hosted the Spring Retreat for the OCF Philadelphia District. The retreat was organized by the Penn State Harrisburg OCF, and was attended by nearly 20 students from throughout the district. Students attended the Friday night Presanctified and enjoyed fellowship and ice-breakers. On Saturday they served Matins in the church, followed by breakfast and the keynote address on the Theology of Holy Week by Fr. Timothy Hojnicki of Holy Apostle Mission (Mechanicsburg). There were also workshops on Prosphora baking and campus ministry; as well as Bible Jeopardy and a Scripture study. 


Saturday evening the group attended the Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers and venerated the myrrh streaming icon of the Mother of God (from Taylor, PA) at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral along with 1,500 clergy and faithful. On Sunday, March 20th several students made a presentation to our parish about OCF and thanked the parish for hosting the event. Glory to God for all things!