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Family Synaxis


11/3 UPDATE: 7/14 slots have been reserved.

11/2 UPDATE: The retreat participation has been reduced to 14 couples for the safety of everyone involved. 5/14 slots have been reserved.

We will keep a wait-list for additional interested couples incase spots open up at the last minute. We will ask registrants to consider everyone's safety and as the day of the retreat approaches, if they have any symptoms of covid or have had any exposure to a positive case, to relinquish their spot (for a full refund), at which point we will begin contacting those on the wait list.

The fee for the day, which includes three interactive and engaging workshops lead by Fr. Alex Goussetis as well as a boxed lunch, is $75 per couple. (If your family is experiencing a financial hardship, please reach out to Fr. Sam.) If you have any questions, please email

Click here to register for the Marriage Retreat

Finalize your registration by clicking here to pay your $75 registration fee (per couple)

Did you miss a Fall 2020 Parenting University??

Check out our 9/18 talk with His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael here:

Check out our 10/16 talk with Randa Anderson here:

Parenting U Video Oct. 16.mp4


The Family Synaxis is featured on the TV show Different Drummers

Bobby Maddex interviews Christine Drechsler and Fr. John Rallis