February 07, 2020

Lenten Retreat
Forgiveness

- Alexis Pappas -




Forgiveness: from Wounds to Wisdom

with Cynthia Kostas

Saturday, February 29th 

11:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The theme:
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?  Come on February 29th and begin the Lenten Journey with a clean heart. 

Who should come?
Anyone ages 18 and up.  This would be a very helpful retreat for college age and young adults. It would be a great retreat for friends who might be interested in Orthodoxy. Invite someone to come with you.

Youth Retreat?
YES for grades 2nd - 7th with Fr. Micah

Click HERE to register
 



Alexis Pappas was raised in Dalton, Georgia and attended Holy Annunication Greek Orthodox Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A graduate of University of Alabama (1993), Al

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Photography Credits: Beth Hontzas - Music: Presbytera Katerina Makiej





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Alexis Pappas was raised in Dalton, Georgia and attended Holy Annunication Greek Orthodox Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A graduate of University of Alabama (1993), Alexis has a master’s degree in Business Administration and Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham(1996). Alexis began working at the Cathedral in 2009 as an Interim Youth Director. She has stayed on staff assisting with youth programs, church school, inquirer’s class and in various roles supporting the parish and clergy. Alexis is married to Dr. Peter Pappas and they have two children, Stav and Eli. Alexis loves to read, workout, travel to Montana, spend time with her family and is learning bee keeping. Her favorite part about working at the Cathedral is all the friends that she has made and getting to know new comers.