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Antiochian Women of the East Fall Retreat & Gathering at Holy Protection Monastery

We are pleased to announce the first AWE Fall Retreat & Gathering on October 12, 2019 at Holy Protection Monastery in White Haven, PA. We listened and heard you about having a Fall Retreat and Gathering that is near you while being accessible to many across both Dioceses.

Come meet your sisters in Christ from other parishes to spend the day with one another meditating in the beauty and silence of the Monastery with worship, fellowship, and a spiritual discussion with Fr. Don Shadid as Keynote Speaker. His topic is "Resisting Temptation in the Modern World."

Holy Protection Monastery is on a mountain overlooking the Lehigh River Valley in the Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania, with a white cross that can be seen on the Monastery's mountain from Interstate Route 80. Besides the main building and the monastic cells, the Monastery includes the following: a bakery, a workshop with an icon-painting studio, a woodworking shop, a candle making shop and a guesthouse that can accommodate up to 20 ladies. Overnight accommodations will be available on a first come basis so please contact Angela Saliby directly to let her know if you will need accommodations, either for Friday or Saturday night.

For registration, email us at by October 2nd, 2019 or call Angela Saliby at 703-582-4232.


Liturgy: 7:30 am -9:30 am
Retreat : 10 am -4 pm
Vespers at 4pm

Donations to the Monastery of a minimum of $10 from each lady will cover breakfast and lunch (to be paid at the door).

Please share the attached flyers with the Antiochian Women in your parishes for more details!

We look forward to a blessed and glorious Retreat & Gathering with you all.​


Retreat Powerpoint
Fall Retreat and Gathering (Print)​
Fall Retreat and Gathering (Online)