Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis Men's Retreat

2016 Men's Retreat

Theme: Thirsting for God: Finding peace in spite of anxiety, stress, and depression

Retreat Leader: Fr. John Baker

St. Iakovos Retreat Center

Friday February 26th at 7PM to Saturday February 27th around 3PM. Morning prayers start around 8AM on Saturday.

Cost: Registration is free if staying in the cabin. However, if a private room is desired in the new lodge the cost is $99 for single occupancy and $49 for double occupancy. There is no guarantee that a room may be available as other events may be taking place the same weekend.

Registration: Space is limited. Click here to register!


Friday, February 26th

6:30 - 8:00PM, Registration/Arrivals/Dinner

8:00 - 8:15PM, Evening Prayers

8:15 - 10:15PM, Intros and Discussion

Saturday, February 27th

8:15 - 8:30AM, Morning Prayers

8:30 - 9:15AM, Breakfast

9:15 - 11:30AM, Discussion/Presentation

11:30 - 1:00PM, Hike to Proskinitaria, Fellowship

1:00 - 1:30PM, Lunch

1:30 - 3:00PM, Discussion/Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the flier for advertising the retreat?

Will I receive more information after registering?
Yes, an informational email will be sent to all registered for the retreat about a week prior to the actual date.

Will I receive a confirmation email?
Yes, you will receive a confirmation email.

What do I need to bring if sleeping in the cabin?
You will need a sleeping bag and pillow or other linens/blankets for the mattresses on the bunks.

May I come for only one of the days?
Yes. If you are not able to make both you can come for just Friday night or all/part of the day on Saturday.
Retreat Accommodations

The men will stay at the Greek Orthodox St. Iakovos retreat center, which is located in Kansasville, Wisconsin.

If staying the cabin, please note that linens are not provided so all participants will need to bring blankets/sleeping bags and pillows. Staying at the cabin is free of charge.

If staying at the main lodge, bedding is provided so nothing additional is required. Note, however, that the cost for a single occupancy room is $99 and $49 for double occupancy.

For more information on the cabin accommodations, click here.

For more information on the main lodge accommodations, click here.

For more information on the St. Iakovos Retreat Center, click here.

Directions to the Retreat Center