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Registration for 2018 Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open

Online registration for the 2018 Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese as well as the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA has opened on the diocesan website. 


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.

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 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 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.”

Registration: Registration must be completed online here,

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