On February 17-20, the weekend following Valentines Day, the Antiochian Village retreat center is sponsoring a pan-Orthodox marriage retreat, titled “Orthodox Marriage: Forgiveness, Enrichment, and a Path to Holiness.”
The retreat is billed as a way for couples to attend to their marriages through small group discussions, marital assessment instruments, and inspiring lectures all set within the context of the liturgical life of the Church. In addition to participating in these more serious activities, couples will also enjoy a wine and cheese night, a candlelight dinner and dance, and a movie night.
Among this year’s speakers are Drs. David and Mary Ford, Associate Professors at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. The Fords have co-authored a book, Marriage as a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints.