¨Forgiveness Transforming Wounds into Wisdom” Retreat at St Demetrios in Seattle March 3, 2018

Week of the Last Judgment. Tone three.  Maslenitsa. Meat is excluded

All of the venerable fathers, lit up with great deeds (movable holiday on Saturday of the Cheese-fare Week).  Venerable Isidore of Pelusium, monk (436-440).

 St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. (fb)

¨Dear beloved brothers and sisters of St. Demetrios,
Forgiveness is a fundamental skill of our spiritual practice.  We are instructed by Christ to forgive 70 times 7.  We pray for forgiveness “as we forgive the trespasses of others.”  However, many of us have been hurt and continue to feel burdened by the pain of that offense.  Many of us wish to be released from our resentment towards someone who has deeply hurt us.  But how?  How can we turn our negativity into compassion?  How do we know when we have truly forgiven?  Do we forgive ourselves?
In this full-day retreat and workshop (with lunch provided), we will explore the meaning of forgiveness, what it is and what it is not.  During breakout sessions, we will work through a process that will help us shift our view of ourselves, the offense, and the offender, in a helpful and health-full manner.
Please invite your everyone to attend, your non-Orthodox friends can come, too.  For reservations, please contact Pam Plumis at (206) 349-8341 by February 28.
Your sister in Christ,
Nina Varlamos

Philoptochos President¨  (From St Demetrios Announcement.)

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