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Metropolitan Hilarion's Directive regarding the Convocation of the 2018 Lenten Clergy Retreat

Where: St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral
200 Alexander Avenue · Howell, NJ 07731

When: March 12-14, 2018. Retreat officially begins on Tuesday, March 13 at 8:30 AM; Monday, March 12 is designated as a travel day – Great Compline and panihida for reposed hierarchs and clergy of the Diocese – including 10th anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus – at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner.

Schedule: Click Here to Download Schedule

Cost: Registration cost is $125 per person and does not include lodging accommodations.

Who can attend: Clergy (deacons and priests) of the Eastern American Diocese ROCOR, as well as the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. All others, please contact the diocesan office at (732) 961-1917 or eadiocese@gmail.com to inquire about attending.


Radisson Hotel Freehold
50 Gibson Place ∙ Freehold Township, NJ 07728

Ramada Toms River
2373 Route 9 ∙ Toms River, NJ 08755

Capri Motel (Across the highway from the cathedral)
6530 Route 9 South · Howell, NJ 07731
(732) 363-8200 (Ask for “DD” and request clergy discount)

Airport: Those who wish to fly to New York must fly to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and send their flight information to eadiocese@gmail.com in order to arrange for pick-up and drop-off.

Services: All clergy will serve at the Hierarchal Presanctified Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral on Wednesday, March 14 – 8:00 AM Hours & Typica, 9:30 AM Liturgy. Clergy are asked to bring their own black vestments. The Icon of the Mother of God “Softener of Evil Hearts” will be present.

Speakers: The main speakers at the Lenten Retreat are Bishop Nikolai (Soraich) – “Called to Serve in the 21st Century Americas: In the Footsteps of Sts. Cyril & Methodius” and Archpriest Gregory Joyce – “Weekday Divine Services of Great Lent: The Theology of the Great Fast in Action.”





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