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Tempe, AZ (OCA)

This Nativity season, all are invited to enter more deeply into the “great mystery” of the relationship between Christ and His Church (Eph 5:30) as reflected in the high calling of God for husbands and wives in Christian marriage. The webinar retreat will be based on Fr. Josiah’s lecture series, “The Good Husband and the Good Wife: Five Lectures on the Christian Ideal.” The event will take place Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Arizona Time.

Fr. Josiah, an archpriest in the Antiochian Archdiocese, is an internationally sought after speaker and champion of marriage and family life. He is the founder and director of Patristic Nectar Publications, an organization dedicated to "nourishing the spiritually thirsty with the sweet teachings of the Holy Fathers." Fr. Josiah is the author of numerous articles and books such as “Marriage and Virginity According to St. John Chrysostom” and “Rock and Sand: An Orthodox Appraisal of the Protestant Reformers and Their Theology.”  Fr. Josiah's weekly homilies and theological reflections are listened to by thousands around the world on The Arena podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.

Fr. Andre Paez, Rector of St. John the Evangelist OCA Mission in Tempe, Arizona states, “We are thrilled to host Fr. Josiah who will speak to what is expected to be a sold-out audience of Phoenix-area faithful. Concurrently, this retreat will be live streamed via webinar to a global audience. Webinar attendees will have the unique and exciting opportunity to participate in Q&A discussions with Fr. Josiah via live chat. This webinar retreat will be especially helpful for husbands and wives who wish to enrich their marriage, young men and women contemplating marriage, pastors, and all those who wish to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ.”

Fr. Josiah will reflect upon the core character of the Christian husband and the Christian wife by presenting the ideal as indicated in Holy Scripture and the writings of the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church. The talk will cover the “The Good Husband” as 1. Leader, 2. Domestic Pastor, 3. Lover, 4. Provider & 5. Faithful Friend. “The Good Wife” as 1. Help-Mate, 2. the Soul of the Family, 3. the Homemaker, Nourisher, and Steward, 4. Lover, Domesticator, and Healing Drug, and 5.the Faithful Friend.

Saturday 11-19-16 Webinar Retreat Schedule is as follows:

Morning Webinar Program (Arizona Time)

10:00am-11:00am | Session #1: The Good Husband (TGH)
11:00am-11:15am | 15min Break
11:15am-12:30pm | Session #2: "TGH" Continued followed by Q&A
12:30pm-1:30pm | Lunch (No webinar streaming during this time)

Afternoon Webinar Program (Arizona Time)

1:30pm-2:30pm | Session #3: The Good Wife (TGW)
2:30pm-2:45pm | 15 min Break
2:45pm-4:30pm | Session#4: “TGW” continued followed by Q&A

This event is open to all. Register now in advance on-line to reserve your spot for this free event.

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