Time to Prepare a Holy Friday Retreat!

For those of you who might be planning a Holy Friday retreat for your parish, the Greek Archdiocese’s Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry has just put out a new retreat plan!

You can download a lesson plan for “JOY” (3rd-6th grades) and another for GOYA (6th-12th grades).

In our parish, we’ll be adapting the lessons for all ages — using the JOY plan, with adjustment, for preschool through 3rd grade, and using the GOYA plan, with adjustment, for our adults as well.

May God bless your efforts!

Elissa Bjeletich

About Elissa Bjeletich

Elissa Bjeletich hosts three popular Ancient Faith Radio podcasts: Raising Saints, Everyday Orthodox, and together with Kristina Wenger, Tending the Garden of Our Hearts. She is the co-author of Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home and author of Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent, and In God’s Hands: A Mother’s Journey through Her Infant’s Critical Illness. She serves as the Sunday school director at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Elissa lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband, Marko, and their five daughters. You'll find more information on her website: elissabjeletich.com

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