Parish Retreat: “The Temple of God as it Relates to Our Life of Prayer”

Event Details

  • Date(s): February 22, 2019 to February 24, 2019
  • Location: Saint Herman Orthodox Church 6988 En Dove Road, Wasilla, Alaska

Please join us for our parish retreat Friday February 22 through Sunday February 24, 2019.

All are invited. There is no cost to attend this retreat, which will be held in our parish hall. 


Friday February 22:

5:30pm                     Hors D’ouevres      

6:00pm                     Session 1: “Gift and Challenge of Prayer”

7:00pm                     Dessert Potluck

Saturday February 23:

9:45am                     Morning Prayers

10:00am                   Session 2: “The Tabernacle and Creation”

11:15am                   Session 3: “The Tabernacle and the Theotokos”

12:30pm                   Lunch (no cost)

1:30pm                     Session 4: “The Tabernacle and Us”    

3:00pm                     Great Vespers                    

Sunday February 24

9:00am                     Orthros

10:00am                   Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Prodigal Son)

11:15am                   Coffee Hour

12:15pm                   Session for Teens and Pre-teens: “3 Prayers You Should Never Leave Home Without”


Father Calinic Berger is a graduate of Santa Clara University (1988), Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (1994), and the Catholic University of America (2003), where he earned his PhD in Patristics and historical theology. After working as an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry, he was ordained to the holy diaconate in 2005 and to the holy priesthood in 2006. He has served as Visiting Professor of Dogmatic Theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and has taught and published on Orthodox theology and spiritual life in both church and academic venues. He currently serves as the associate pastor of St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Los Angeles.