The Feast of The Life-Giving Spring (Ζωοδόχος Πηγή) 4.13.2018

The St. Iakovos Retreat Center celebrated the feast day of the Chapel of the Life-Giving Spring (Ζωοδόχος Πηγή) on April 13, 2018. The liturgy celebration was attended by many from across the metropolis. It was also the first visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanal of Chicago to the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. 

Annual Feast Day Celebration

Annual Feast Day Celebration

Invitation to the Celebration!

The friends of the St. Iakovos Retreat Center are invited to join us in celebrating the feast of the Chapel of the Life-Giving Spring held Bright Friday, April 13, 2018. The details are listed below and are included in the flyer. Please also visit the Facebook event for further information. We hope to see you all there!

SS Peter & Paul GOYA Retreat 3.16.2018-3.18.2018

Saints Peter & Paul parish held its youth retreat at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. The participants stayed in the cottages and were able to enjoy a variety of activities. 

Ionaian Village Lenten Getaway 3.9.2018 – 3.11.2018

 

Ionaian Village held the 2018 Lenten Getaway at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. Former IV staff from all over the country stayed at the Tomaras lodge and came together for a weekend of fun, fellowship and study

Metropolis of Chicago Fanari Winter Camp 3.2.2018 – 3.4.2018

 

The Metropolis of Chicago Fanari Winter Camp was held at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. The participants stayed at the cottages and log lodge and participated in various activities. We look forward to having all the participants return for our summer Fanari sessions.

Boy Scouts of America 2.16.2018 – 2.18.2018

 

The Boy Scouts of America held its January retreat at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. Guests stayed at the log lodge and participated in numerous indoor and outdoor activities.

University of Wisconsin Parkside 1.27.2018 – 1.28.2018

1.27 – 1.28

University of Wisconsin Parkside held the January Orientation Leader Retreat at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. Guests stayed at the log lodge and took part in numerous leadership and team building activities.

Couples Retreat 1.26.2018 – 1.28.2018

 

The Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis Ministry along with the St. Iakovos Retreat Center held the first Couples Retreat at the retreat center. Guests stayed at the Tomaras Lodge and participated in various educational and team building activities.

The Ark

The Ark

The second issue of The Ark is fresh off the press! Please follow the link to view The Ark, and be sure to share the good news with all of your friends!

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OCF College Conference Midwest 12.27.2017 – 12.30.2017

 

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship held 2017 Midwest College Conference at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center.  Students representing various educational institutions came from all over the country and stayed at the Tomaras lodge, the cottages and the log lodge. The participants also took part in various activities that were both fun and educational.

GoSIRC and #GivingTuesday

GoSIRC and #GivingTuesday

Following the extreme shopping done over the past few days and the days to follow, #GivingTuesday is a day designed to remind people to give back to their communities. We often think of what deals we can get for ourselves or what we can get our loved ones but charities are often overlooked.

This Tuesday we hope you remember the St. Iakovos Retreat Center as you participate in #GivingTuesday. The importance of the GoSIRC ministry cannot be overlooked as it serves the youth and the entire Orthodox community. It is through your generosity and continued support we are able to be a resource and a place of spiritual rejuvenation for people of all ages.

Please consider the St. Iakovos Retreat Center this Christmas season and keep us in your prayers as we work to serve the Orthodox community through Faith and fellowship.

Thank you so much, and may God bless you as we journey to the nativity of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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