Holy Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, MI site of October 2018 Midwest Clergy Wives’ Retreat
RIVES JUNCTION, MI [MW Diocese Communications] — The annual retreat for clergy wives will be held at Holy Dormition Monastery here from Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, 2018.
This year’s theme — “The Gift of Compassion: God, Self and Others” — will be developed by the keynote speaker, Presvytera Kerry Pappas, Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Center for Family Care.
The pan-Orthodox gathering has been held annually since 1987 — since 2002 at the monastery. It is designed for clergy wives to enjoy fellowship, learn from a guest speaker, and participate in the monastery’s services and hospitality. Perhaps the most notable past keynote speaker was the late Matushka Juliana Schmemann.