SeattleConvent of the Meetingof the Lord,Washington State
Travel to Seattle, Washington to help the Convent complete projects that help improve their beeswax candle shop and provide more trails for walking and talking. Start the week off right with a trip to the famous Seattle Markets and then finish the trip exploring the mountains of the Washington State.
This is a retreat for men only. A true journey out west to the coasts of California. Travel to the 320 acre wood of St. Gregory Monastery. Lose yourself in nature for a time and then enjoy excursions to the Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermen's Warf, and Muir Woods.
Travel to the desert lands and national parks of the Southwest. All the while, opportunities for discussion, outreach to the surrounding community, and labor projects involving painting, landscaping, and renovating the church are in order for the spring.
Adventure to Guatemala to support and give aid to the Mission of St. Xenia. All the while, travel to volcanoes, drink pure chocolate, visit the macademia plantation, and support our brothers and sisters in Guatemala.
Begin in Niagra Falls, head downtown to Toronto, and then make your way north of the city to beautiful property of the Convent of Theotokos. Enjoy the hospitality of the nuns and give back through a variety of projects that will leave your mark on this community forever.
We recruit volunteers across countries, cultures, and ages to join our programs. And we help Orthodox monks and nuns around the world as well as mission communities.
We travel to Orthodox monasteries, convents, and missions. These communities are in every imaginable climate and geography around the world.
We complete service projects. Sometimes that includes construction other times landscaping and at times helping the members of the community with their work like making bees wax candles or gardening.
In these communities the traditions of the church are kept, preserved, and practiced, lived. They translate ancient texts, produce works of art, and maintain an environment that is peaceful, natural, and quiet. Amidst the world's technologyand busy schedule, there are few places which allow for such settings of retreat and respit.