New England Antiochian Women Hold Pre-Lenten Retreat
The day started with Divine Liturgy followed by registration. Deacon Seraphim Solof then led us in the topic of the retreat; Church Teaching and Contemporary Bioethical Issues. The talk focused on such topics as stem cell research, cloning, organ transplant and other current issues. Deacon Seraphim started the session with a survey of stem cell research and cloning before we broke for lunch. Following a lunch prepared by the women of St. George we heard about issues regarding organ transplants and euthanasia. Deacon Seraphim serves at Saint George Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, Mass., and has graduated with a BS degree from MIT and a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.
The presentation was very informative and many women commented on how pleased they were to have attended. Many questions were asked to which Father answered with expertise.
Louise Ferguson, Religious Coordinator