"Christ Born Anew in our Hearts" was the theme of an Orthodox women's retreat held at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Lexington, Kentucky, November 15 and 16, 1997. Over seventy women from a seven state region attended the event which was modeled after the conference, "A Journey in Faith: A Conference for Orthodox Women," held in Milwaukee in February 1997.
"Mary the Theotokos as Model for Christians" was the theme of the Dormition retreat of the Appalachian, Ohio Valley Deanery of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, held at St. George Orthodox Church in Charleston, West Virginia on 8-9 August 1997.
Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, was the site of the fifth annual retreat/workshop of Orthodox Women in Healing Ministries. Some twenty-five women from many jurisdictions throughout the United States and Canada gathered from June 5th through 8th to pray, share, listen, and discover. This holy monastery has become our motherhouse.
Nearly a hundred women traveled to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle on 11 March 2000 for a women's retreat sponsored by the Washington Orthodox Clergy Association. Entitled, "Who are We Called to Be as Orthodox Women in the Twenty-First Century?," the retreat brought together women from thirteen churches across Washington State