Orthodox Womens Retreat Orthodox Womens Retreat

“Journeying towards the Kingdom: a retreat for women, by women."

The 2018 Metropolis of Denver Front Range Pan-Orthodox Women's Retreat will be held at Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The event will take place from Friday, April 20, 2018, until Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Women over the age of 18 years are invited to attend.  The retreat is supported by the Holy Apostles Ladies Philoptochos of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The cost is $50 per participant.  Please complete the online registration form, and click "next step" at the bottom of the screen until a confirmation page is displayed.  Print the confirmation, or your confirmation email, and send a check for $50 (per participant) to the Metropolis of Denver, listing "Women's Retreat" in the memo line.
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver
4550 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, Colorado  80246
Online registration must be completed by April 9, 2018.  Payment must be received by April 12, 2018.



Hotel Information

Registrants will need to make their own hotel accommodations.  Blocks of rooms have been arranged at the hotels listed below. 
Hampton Inn Cheyenne 
1781 Fleischli Parkway
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
$109 per night with group code "FRT" until April 9, 2018
Little America Hotel
2800 W. Lincoln Way 
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82001
(800) 445-6945
$89 rate for Holy Apostles group until April 10th
Fairfield Inn
1415 Stillwater Ave
Cheyenne, WY  82009
(307) 637-4070
$99 rate for Holy Apostles Women's Retreat until April 9th

Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 20
5:00 pm – Arrival and Welcome.
6:30 pm – Dinner and Ice Breakers.
7:00 pm – Session I
7:30 pm – Free Time
Saturday, April 21
9:00 am – Morning Prayers.
9:30 am - Breakfast.
10:00 am - Session II
11:00 am - Session III
12:00 pm – Lunch.
1:00 pm – Afternoon Activity.
5:30 pm – Evening Prayers, Dinner and Activity
Sunday, April 22
8:30 am – Matins/9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Concluding Remarks.
10:45 am –Breakfast.
11:00 am –Final Farewell and Departure

Keynote Speaker

Mother Cassiana is the abbess of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Monastery located in Lake George, Colorado. Born in New Jersey to parents of Greek descent, Mother Cassiana was called to a life of monasticism and resided at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Eventually, Mother Cassiana would travel overseas and it is there that she spent several years at the Varatic Monastery in Romania. Although Romania experienced severe hardship during the communist period, Varatic Monastery still had roughly 350 nuns. Eventually Mother Cassiana had to return to the United States due to the communist regime in charge of Romania at the time. Eventually Mother Cassiana would be able to return to her monastery in Romania after the fall of communism. While living in America, Mother Cassiana translated several works, including The Orthodox Prayer Book as well as Come Follow Me. Additionally, in the year 2000, Mother Cassiana along with the sisters residing at the monastery in Colorado, translated, appended and published a book about the famous Romanian elder, Father Cleopa of Sihastria, whom she knew personally from her time at Varatic Monastery. At present the Protection of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Monastery is constructing a free standing church to replace the small converted garage chapel and they are working on publishing several other texts. The monastery has a large bookstore and produces a small journal three times a year called, The Veil.
For more information please contact Christine Pappas at dcpalbania@yahoo.com or Fay Zaharas at fayz@bresnan.net.