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Seventh Annual St. Michael Institute for Orthodox Studies: September 10-11 + Louisville, KY

A Weekend of Spiritual Refreshment
September 10-11, 2010
St. Michael Orthodox Church
Louisville, Kentucky
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Come join us for a Retreat with Fr. Meletios Webber on the themes of Orthodox Spirituality and Prayer

“Stop listening to your thoughts – not the thoughts you have, but the thoughts that have you. They have nothing beneficial to offer you, and besides you have heard them all before. Brush them aside, and gently continue to brush them aside. Beyond their clamor and din there is available to you a level of greater awareness – a place of love, joy, peace and compassion. At first, it is difficult to “hear” it (since it is expressed in silence) but with practice you will start to recognize its voice, and a deeper state of presence will be yours.” ‐ Fr. Meletios

Institute Schedule
Friday Evening, September 10

  • 6pm Vespers
  • 7pm Dinner
  • 8pm Session 1

Saturday, September 11

  • 10am Matins
  • 11am Session 2
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Session 3
  • 2:30 pm Session 4
  • 3:30pm Session 5
  • 5pm Great Vespers

Father Meletios Webber was received into the Orthodox Church by Bishop Kallistos Ware in 1971. He was educated at Dulwich College and Oxford University, and has a doctorate in psychological counseling. Fr. Meletios has served the Orthodox Church in Greece, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Montana, and California, and is currently the Abbott of the Holy Monastery of St. John of San Francisco located in Manton, California. He is the author of Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Examines the Twelve Steps and Bread & Water, Wine & Oil: An Orthodox Christian Experience of God. He also has a Podcast, Jottings from a Holy Mountain, which can be heard on Ancient Faith Radio.