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Clergy Lenten Retreat with Archbishop Demetrios

On March 7-8, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios hosted our Metropolis clergy along with His Grace Bishop John and other local Orthodox clergy at a Lenten retreat at the Retreat House at our St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH.  Our priests enjoyed fellowship while worshipping together and sharing Lenten meals. The highlight of the retreat were the three sessions with guest speaker His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios. The Archbishop shared with us reflections on the nuances of the depictions of Christ in the four Gospels, the stunning foreshadowing of the crucifixion in Psalm 21/22, as well as stories and experiences from his lifetime of ministry. All who participated left refreshed and ready to fully embrace the challenge and hope of the Lenten season.  Over 60 clergy participated in this 2-day retreat.


left to right: Fr. Thomas Chininis, Fr. Christopher Foustoukos, Fr. Theodore Barbas and Fr. Peter Kostakis


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