UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Annual UOL Lenten Retreat in Villa Maria, PA
All in attendance enjoyed a wonderful and spiritual event during the “Follow Me” theme based Jr/Sr UOL Lenten Retreat which revolved around Great Lent Services. This event was held on March 17th, 2012, at the majestic Villa Maria Retreat Center. On this glorious, sunny day, the inspirational guest speakers were Fr. David Rucker, Associate Director of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, St. Augustine, FL, and Fr. John Haluszczak, St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Southside, Pittsburgh, PA. They encouraged the participants to take time during Great Lent to try to make spiritual lives a priority. V. Rev. John Nakonachny, of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, Ohio, was Spiritual Advisor of the Retreat. The participants are most appreciative for his insight and guidance throughout the retreat planning.