Youth Lenten Retreat

I am writing to kindly remind you of our upcoming COTY Lenten Retreat in two weeks’ time, on Saturday, 13 April 2024, at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camberwell. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for all young people aged 16-35 to deepen their faith, learn about Orthodoxy, and connect with like-minded individuals.

We’re excited to have His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas as our main speaker, followed by the Very Revd Archimandrite Peter, Abbot of the Holy Stavropegic Monastery of St John the Baptist, as well as the Revd Œconomos Kristian Akselberg.

We have also added 2 liturgical tradition workshops to the program, with a ‘craft your own prayer rope’ session, and a presentation on the history of illustrated manuscripts in the British Isles.

The day will start with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy in English at 9:30 am, followed by breakfast, insightful talks, and lunch—all provided courtesy of a COTY subsidy.

We believe this event is a fantastic way for our youth to engage with their faith during Lent, and we still have spaces available for attendees. On behalf of the COTY trustees, we would be very grateful if you could help us by sharing our event poster and the registration link on your community’s Facebook page and with the young members of your community:

Event Details:

Registration Link:

I have also attached a flier advertising the retreat to this e-mail — it would be greatly appreciated if you could print some copies and display them at their parishes, and also share the poster on social media.

Wishing you a blessed and spiritually refreshing Lenten season.

Prayerfully yours,

Fr. Nephon Tsimalis
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain | Ecumenical Patriarchate
5 Craven Hill
W2 3EN 
+44 (0)2077234787