10th Annual Orthodox Men's Retreat of St. John the Baptist + April 12-14, 2013 in Caroline, Alberta


The 10th Annual Orthodox Men's Retreat of St. John the Baptist will be held on April 12-14, 2013 at Sanctum Retreat Centre in Caroline, Alberta, Canada. This year's speaker is the Very Reverend Archpriest Bohdan Hladio. The theme of this year's retreat will be Father, Brother, Husband, Friend: The Virtues of Christian Manhood in the Image of Christ.

Fr. Bohdan Hladio was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1957. He did his theological studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the Tamburitzans performing ensemble. Following university worked as a teacher and instructor of folk music and dance. Here met his wife, Tania Pidlysny, while working with a Ukrainian Dance group in Toronto. They were married in 1984, and have three children. Ordained as a deacon in 1986 and ordained as priest in 1988. Fr. Bohdan has served parishes in Toronto, Hamilton, and Oshawa, all in the province of Ontario. From 2005 till 2008 he served as chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba. From 1998 till 2012 he wrote a monthly column for the Herald, the official organ of the UOCC, and was a member of the Community Editorial Board of the Hamilton Spectator from 2000 till 2002. Currently he writes a monthly column entitled Against the Current for young adults, which is found on the web-site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and is a contributor to the monthly Urbanicity in Hamilton, Ontario. Fr. Bohdan is also a sought after speaker and retreat leader. Northopraxis, a collection of his articles, was published by Holy Dormition Press in 2009. He currently serves as pastor of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Oshawa, Ontario.