Monday, March 17, 2014

Fords hosting Marriage Retreat in Allentown, PA

(STOTS) - On Saturday, April 5, Dr. David Ford and Dr. Mary Ford will be hosting a Marriage Retreat at St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Allentown, PA (1031 Fullerton Ave). This Pan-Orthodox Retreat is designed for married couples, couples considering marriage, and families, including a long break for lunch so that parents of young children can “tag team,” if needed, for childcare purposes. The cost is $15 per couple or individual (includes both sessions). RSVP to St. Mary’s at (610) 432-2977 before Apr. 2, 2014.

The retreat begins at 10:00 am with a session by Dr. Mary Ford entitled "Spiritual Life and Family Life." Following a break for lunch from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm is a session entitled "The Glory of Marriage" by Dr. David Ford, lasting until 4:00 pm. Great Vespers will begin at 6:00 pm.

Drs. David and Mary Ford both have taught at St. Tikhon’s Seminary since 1989 and are the co-authors of 'Marriage as a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints.' Dr. David is also author of 'Women and Men in the Early Church: The Full Views of St. John Chrysostom', and Dr. Mary is the author of numerous published articles on Scripture.

This event is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood.

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