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Annual Clergy Wives Weekend to be Held at Antiochian Village, October 20-22, 2017

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Come to this pan-Orthodox gathering and be refreshed and restored! As always, this weekend offers an opportunity for clergy wives to rededicate ourselves to our own personal spiritual journeys as we participate with our husbands and families in the various vineyards where God has led us. We are reminded of the efforts and the memory of Kh. Joanne Abdalah, for whom care and nurturing of clergy wives was always a priority. Likewise this year we will celebrate and remember Kh. Stefanie Yazge, whose dedication to clergy wives and their families will be remembered on Friday evening specifically by her children—Matt, Mark, and Alexis—as we open our session.


Speaker: Mother Christophora, Abbess Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA

Group Facilitator: Deacon Seraphim Moslener: Gifts for the Journey: Faith, Hope and Love

Tentative schedule:

October 20 – Friday evening dinner (6 pm), relaxing and opening session with Alexis, Mark and Matthew Yazge

October 21 – Supplication to St. Raphael

                                Free Time
                                Evening Activity                  

October 22 – Liturgy and farewells

NOTE: Limited grants are available for those needing financial assistance to attend.

To request funding or if you have registration questions, contact Laila Ellias: (917)670-5495, please copy Fr. Anthony Yazge:

The above photo depicts a 7th century Byzantine wedding ring, showing Christ uniting the bride and groom. If we want to see it for ourselves, next year’s Weekend needs to be in Paris, because the ring is in the Louvre! (Kh. Stefanie’s words)

2017 Clergy Wives Weekend Registration (PDF)198.75 KB