Orthodox Marriage Encounter Weekend

Dear +Rev. Fathers, GOYA Advisors, Parents, and all Parish Families,

There will be a first at the Diakonia Center.

+Father Paul Kaplanis and his committee have organized an


March 3-5, 2006

All information and forms are included in this email!


....Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis....

There will be two priests and presbyters who will lead this event.

+Father Paul has heard wonderful things about the special weekend they present for couples.

Orthodox Marriage Encounter Weekend

March 3-5, 2006

Diakonia Retreat Center, Salem South Carolina

Orthodox Marriage Encounter offers a weekend experience designed to give married couples the opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It's a chance for couples to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It's a time for them to share their feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.

The emphasis of the Marriage Encounter weekend is on the communication between husband and wife. The weekend provides an environment for couples to spend time together, away from the distractions and tensions of everyday life, while encouraging them to focus on each other and their relationship.

It's not a retreat, marriage clinic, group sensitivity, or a substitute for counseling. It's a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Marriage.

This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together, to rediscover each other and together focus on your relationship for an entire weekend. Every marriage deserves this kind of attention!

For further information please call:
Fr. John © Elaine Alexandres 661-945-1212 or
Fr. Jim © Donna Pappas 559-454-1243 or
visit our website at www.orthodoxmarriageencounter.org

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!!! Don’t delay Registering!!!

Orthodox Marriage Encounter Weekend

When and Where?

The retreat will be held March 3-5, 2006 at the Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, SC. For more information on the center, see www.diakoniacenter.org .

How Long Does the Weekend Last?

The weekend begins on Friday evening at 8:00 P.M. and ends Sunday at about 5:00 P.M. Meals are provided on the weekend.

What Does a Marriage Encounter Weekend Cost?

A $50 NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION fee per couple confirms your food and lodging. At the end of the weekend, each couple is given a blank envelope and asked to make a donation. No one is ever refused the opportunity to attend a weekend because of the lack of funds. Please make checks payable to Orthodox Marriage Encounter, (a non-profit organization).

Orthodox Marriage Encounter Registration

Date of Weekend: March 3-5, 2006

Please print legibly

Last Name:

His First Name:

Her First Name:


(Street Address / P.O. Box)

(City, State and Zip)



Wedding Date:

His Faith:

His Church:

Her Faith:

Her Church:

Please enclose your non-refundable $50.00 registration fee with your registration form (Make checks payable to Orthodox Marriage Encounter) and mail to:

Orthodox Marriage Encounter
c/o Bud © Marcia Taylor
St George Greek Orthodox Church
2219 North Orchard Street, Fresno, CA 93703

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