A Christian Ending

An educational retreat entitled, “A Christian Ending”, covering a spiritual and practical approach to death from Orthodox Christian perspective, offered at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Berlin, Maryland on Saturday, October 26, 2019, by Archpriest Thomas Soroka. This three-session retreat may be viewed below or on YouTube.


You're Invited!

An educational retreat with Archpriest Thomas Soroka entitled, “A Christian Ending”, covering a spiritual and practical approach to death from an Orthodox Christian perspective, will be offered at Christ the Savior on Saturday, October 26. The retreat is offered at no cost, although donations are welcome (see below). Everyone is welcome! We only ask for RSVP by October 23 so we can prepare for the luncheon.


Saturday April 2nd

8:45 am - Registration Opens
9:30 am - Akathist Service (suggested TBD by Fr. John)
10:00 am - Welcome and Introduction
10:15 am – Fr. Andrew’s Presentation Part 1
11:00 am – Brief Break
11:15 am - Fr. Andrew’s Presentation Part 2
12:15  – Lunch – A lenten lunch will be served.
1:30 pm – Fr. Andrew’s Presentation Part 3
2:15 pm – Break
2:30 pm Fr. Andrew’s Presentation Part 4
3:30 pm – Day 1 wrap-up
4:15 pm Memorial Service
5:00 pm Vespers

Sunday April 3rd

8:40 am - Hours
9:00 am – Divine Liturgy
11 am to 1 pm-  Final thoughts, Discussion, Q & A with coffee hour.

About Fr. Thomas

Father Thomas is a native of Pittsburgh, and holds degrees from Duquesne University. He attended St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood NY. He descends from a long line of Orthodox priests and church musicians. He's a frequent speaker in parishes on various spiritual topics and directs the Pan-Orthodox Choir of Pittsburgh. Fr Thomas can also be heard regularly on Ancient Faith Radio and occasionally on local Christan radio. He and his wife, Matushka Joni Soroka, a native of Louisville KY, have three daughters.


Your donation in support of this retreat helps us make these educational opportunties available to everyone entirely free of charge. Would you please consider making a donation today? Every donation helps, no matter how large or small! May the Lord bless!

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