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True Life in God Retreat in Loutraki, Greece
2016-03-11

Upcoming Retreat - Greece

True Life in God Retreat in Loutraki, Greece
"The Mercy of God" 
5th to 10th May, 2016

 

Vassula Ryden and True Life in God take pleasure in inviting you to join the forthcoming retreat in Loutraki, a seaside resort in the Gulf of Corinth, in Corinthia, Greece. The theme of our retreat is "The Mercy of God".

Loutraki is located 81 kilometers west of Athens and it is well known for its vast natural springs and its therapeutic spas. This retreat, just like the previous ones in Greece, will be a wonderful experience of fellowship, as well as a spiritual uplifting.

Our program involves a visit to Ancient Corinth where under the shadow of the towering Acropolis, St. Paul preached and lived for two years. The Gentile Church he founded here in 50 AD caused him much grief and prompted him to write, at least four letters to them.

We will also visit the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos (a Great Saint that is well known in Greece for helping people who suffer from demonic influences and curses). The location of the Church offers a magnificent view to its visitors. On the west side of the monastery you can see a stone cross 13m high and inside the monastery there are many beautiful pictures of saints.

Our program also involves a visit to the slopes of Mount Geraneia, where St. Patapios monastery has stood imposingly for centuries at a location with breathtaking views. The monastery is part of a building complex, which is an extension of the ancient hermitage of the 12th century. The view and its physical and religious beauty make it a wonderful visit. Its most precious treasure is the holy relic of St. Patapios the wonderworker. Filled with fragrance and miraculous grace, he adorns and protects the holy monastery and its visitors. Crowds of pious pilgrims from all over Greece come here to venerate this saint. The relic is reverently exposed in a wooden urn, located in the depth of a natural cave, and reminds the pilgrim of the true destination of his existence.


This Retreat will take place at Hotel Poseidon Resort, a four star hotel. (http://www.poseidonresort.gr/) where the blue horizon of the Corinthian Gulf meets the beauty of the landscape. Luxury and tranquility, a warm and cordial service combined with the unique surroundings will make all your stay unforgettable.

The cost of the retreat is now finalizedThe below mentioned prices include:
Accommodation at a four star hotel, half board (breakfast and dinner buffet in at the main restaurant – Amphitrion. Drinks not included).

Airport transfers on the arrival and departure days as well as the excursions.
During lunch time, pilgrims may have a snack or sandwich at a modest cost at its different restaurants or have the full lunch/buffet at a cost of 15 euro per person in the Amphitrion restaurant. Pilgrims will have to pay the applicable amount for their meals directly to the Hotel Poseidon Resort.

Double room 310 euros(£250 ) This price is per person, sharing their room with one person. The cost is the same for those wishing to be in a triple or quadruple room.
Single room 400 euros (£320)
First child in the double room up to 12 years old is free of charge, second child in the room up to 12 years old will be charged 235 euros

The price does not include flights. We strongly recommend that you book your tickets right away because the earlier you reserve your flights the cheaper it will cost. 5 May is arrival day and 10 May is departure. Transfers to the hotel will operate from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.

For those of you wishing to extend your stay at the hotel before or after the retreat, we have secured good prices. In these cases, the interested persons shall arrange their extended stay and pay the applicable amount directly to the Hotel Poseidon Resort.

Registrations (which will require full payment) are now open. To register please apply to: retreat@tlig.org
The retreat is for a limited number of participants. Registrations will close at 250 people.
Knowing TLIG retreats to be memorable and uplifting events for both clergy and laity, we look forward to welcoming you.


Other News From 2016-03-11:
True Life in God Retreat in Loutraki, Greece
The Testimony of Fr Joe Ianuzzi

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