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St. George Church in Indianapolis to Host Lenten Retreat + March 20, 2010

Dr. Maria KhouryDr. Maria KhouryFor Men and Women of the Central Indiana Orthodox Churches:

Love Thy Neighbor: Reflections from the Holy Land
With Special Guest Speaker Dr. Maria Khoury

On Saturday, March 20, 2010, St. George Church in Indianapolis, Indiana will host a Lenten retreat from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A panel discussion will apply principles of the struggle in the Holy Land to our spiritual struggles in Indiana. The retreat will include breakfast and a Lenten lunch.

Please RSVP at 317-547-9356. For more information, please contact St. George Church.

Download retreat flyer (PDF)

Maria (Kouremenou) Khoury is the author of Orthodox Christian children's books, including Christina Goes to the Holy Land. She is a graduate of Hellenic College (1982), Harvard University (1985) and Boston University (1992) with a doctor of education degree. Born in Tripoli, Greece, she was raised in Denver, Colorado. On December 31, 2009, she was included on the top 4 Human Rights Champions list by DC Human Rights Examiner, along with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Hilary Clinton.

The Khourys returned to the Holy Land in 1995, following the Oslo Peace Agreement, boosting the economy with an investment in a microbrewery producing the one and only Palestinian beer, "Taybeh Beer" and diversified to help farmers in fair trade bottling Taybeh Olive Oil. The "Christina Book Series," published in Jerusalem, promotes ancient Christian values, centuries-old traditions and spiritual growth