St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church

Seven Springs Winter Retreat

Join us for our 9th Annual Winter Youth retreat! With the blessing of H.G. Bishop Karas, the retreat will be open to the whole diocese (DE, PA, MD, WV). The retreat is hosted by Fr. Bishoy Mikhail, Fr. Daniel Nakhla, and St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

Theme: Where am I? ("Where are you, Adam"? Gen 3:9)
For whom: Middle School, High School, and College. Middle Schoolers must be 13 years of age or older by Mar. 8 to register.
Location: Seven Springs Resort, Champion PA

Our guest speaker for the Middle & High School group will be Fr. Daniel Nakhla of St. Mary's in Pittsburgh, and our guest speaker for the college group will be Fr. David Milad of St. Barnabas & St. Susanna in Baltimore.

If applying on or before Mar 1, the registration fee is $125 per person for lodging, outdoor activities, & food. If registering after March 1st, the fee is $140 per person. Transportation and chaperones for middle/high school should be organized by each church separately.

Space is limited, so it is to your advantage to register as early as possible! Please pray for a spiritually fruitful retreat, and God willing, we will see you there.

After registering, please return here and pay via PayPal below. If you do not wish to pay via PayPal, please write a check and make it payable to St. Mary's Coptic Church of Pittsburgh and give it to Mike Walaan. Alternatively, you may mail it to P.O. Box 755, Coraopolis, PA 15108; please include Attn: Mike Walaan on the outside of the envelope.

To get directions to Seven Springs, click here and enter your point of origin!

Tentative Schedule

Friday, Mar 8
6:30 PM - Meet at St. Mary’s Church
7:00 PM - Depart from St. Mary's Church, Pittsburgh (optional)
9:00 PM - Arrive at Seven Springs Resort
9:15 PM - Spiritual Songs
9:30 PM - Discussion 1 & snacks
10:00 PM - Vespers & Midnight Praises
11:55 PM - Lights out

Saturday, Mar 9
8:00 AM - Liturgy
10:30 AM - Breakfast
11:00 AM - Spiritual songs
11:15 AM - Group Picture
12:00 PM - Lecture I
12:40 PM - Discussion Groups
1:10 PM - Present one point
1:35 PM - Quiet Time
1:55 PM - Get changed at lodge for outdoor activities
2:30 PM - Outdoor activities
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:15 PM - Spiritual Songs
7:30 PM - Lecture II
8:10 PM - Discussion Groups
8:40 PM - Present one point
9:00 PM - 12th Hour prayer
9:20 PM - Games
11:55 PM - Lights out

Sunday, Mar 10
8:30 AM - Wake up
9:00 AM - First hour prayers
9:30 AM - Breakfast
10:00 AM - Spiritual Songs
10:15 AM - Lecture III
10:55 AM - Discussion Groups
11:20 AM - Present one point
12:00 PM - Check out and go back to the church (arrive at church by 2pm)

Family Retreat

Our family retreat normally takes place in May. Come back in March/April for more information!

The Logos Retreat

The Logos Retreat is an annual retreat (usually taking place in May) for college youth and young professionals, which generally features H.G. Bishop Angelos as a guest speaker. Check back around April 2018 to register for next year's retreat! In the mean time, enjoy His Grace's sermons from previous years.