Orthodox Church in America
Spiritual Retreat in Columbia, MD

St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Columbia, MD held a retreat with Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery on Saturday, November 14th.

The day began with Liturgy at 9:00AM followed by a light breakfast and the first session.  After lunch a second session was offered before the day concluded with Great Vespers. Topics included: “Ten Minute Spirituality” and “Big City Saints."

Fr. Sergius brought with him the Miracle-Working Icon “She Who Is Quick To Hear" from St. Tikhon's Monastery.

The newly published book, "Acquiring the Mind of Christ: Embracing the Vision of the Orthodox Church" by Abbot Sergius was available at the retreat and can be ordered from St. Tikhon's Bookstore.


Spiritual Retreat in Columbia, MD - 11/14/15

Photos by Victor Lutes

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