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STS. SEBASTIAN AND MARDARIJE ORTHODOX INSTITUTE

February 13–16 2017 • St. George Serbian Orthodox Church • San Diego, CA

In Cooperation with the Clergy Brotherhood of SOC

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Rev. Fr. Vasileios Thermos, MD, PhD
Keynote Addresses & Core Courses

Rev. Fr. Vasileios Thermos, MD, PhD is a priest of the Church of Greece. Together with his priestly ministry in Athens, he is a practicing psychiatrist, and is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Psychology at the University Ecclesiastical Academy in Athens. The author of many books and articles, he has offers spiritually provocative and clinically informed programs and retreats in Greece, the United States, Albania, and Cyprus. His insights into the fields of theology and psychology are combined with a strong undercurrent in psychoanalytic thought.
 
 
PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SERVICE OF GOD

 Online Regristration begins November 15th, 2016

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
* Breakfast in hotels

Monday, February 13
   3:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Registration
 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm    Diocesan Council Meeting
   6:00 pm – 6:50 pm    Vespers
   7:00 pm – 7:45 pm    Dinner
   8:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Welcome and Introductions
   9:00 pm    Wine & Cheese Reception and Book Signing
  
Tuesday, February 14
   8:00 am – 9:00 am    Registration for New Arrivals
   9:00 am – 10:15 am    Orthos
 10:20 am – 10:50 am    Breakfast
11:00 am – 12:00 pm    Addiction and the Person: A Psychological
   and Theological Approach
 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm    Discussion
    1:00 pm – 1;50 pm    Lunch
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm    Rest
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm    Group Discussion:
   a) Pastoral care of addicts
   b) Addictive behaviors of clergy and clergy wives
   c) Pleasure vs joy in contemporary Christians
     4:30 pm – 5:20 pm    Discussion
     5:30 pm – 6:20 pm    Vespers
      6:30 pm – 7:20 pm    Dinner
    Free Time    
 
Wednesday, February 15
 7:30 am – 9:00 am    Divine Liturgy - Meeting of Our Lord
 9:00 am – 9:30 am    Breakfast
9:45 am – 10:45 am    Psychosomatic health of the Orthodox Clergy in Europe
   and the USA
10:50 am – 11:40 am    Discussion
11:40 am – 12:00 pm    Coffee Break
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm    Group Discussion:
   a) Specific stressors of clergy in America
   b) Clergy wives' burden and its impact on their health
   c) Relationships among clergy as sources of either 
       (di)stress or alleviation/support
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm    Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm    Rest
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm    Discussion
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm    Vespers
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm    Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm    The Spiritual Father Encountering a Person with
   Same-sex Attraction
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm    Discussion

Thursday, February 16
7:30 am – 8:45 am    Orthos
8:50 am – 9:20 am    Breakfast
9:20 am – 10:20 am    How Can Psychological Knowledge Assist
   Spiritual Life?
10:30 am – 11:20 am    Discussion
11:20 am – 12:00 pm    Coffee Break
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm     Group Discussion:
 
   a) What psychological training should a spiritual father receive?
    b) Pathological characters in the parish and their handling 
    c)
Promoting the self-knowledge of the priest
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm    Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm    Rest
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm    Discussion
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm    Vespers
 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm    Dinner / Presentation of Certificates
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm    Overall Discussion of Retreat
8:00 pm    Cheese Reception and Tvrdoš Wine Tasting

Upon successful completion, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Institute,
 recognizing their continuing education in Orthodox theory and practice..


REGISTRATION FEE - $25,00

COURSE, MATERIALS & MEALS FEE - $170.00 (Breakfast is not provided by the conference)                                                     

HOTEL INFORMATION (No Group Rates)

Hotel and Airport Information for STS. SEBASTIAN AND MARDARIJE ORTHODOX INSTITUTE
Hosting parish: St. George SOC, 3025 Denver St., San Diego, CA 92117; 619-276-5827
Fr. Bratso Krsic: cell 619-316-2362

Best Western Mission Bay, 0.5 miles from St. George SOC
2575 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, California, 92117-6602, US
Phone: 619/275-5700; Toll Free Reservations: 800-457-8080www.bestwestern.com/Mission_Bay

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, 1.0 mile from St. George SOC
901 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, California, 92108
Tel. 619-543-9000http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-diego-mission-valley-SANMVHF/index.html

For all other Hotels, please google: Hotel Circle San Diego (15 hotels available), 5.2 miles from St. George SOC
Airport: Lindbergh Field, San Diego International Airport (SAN); 7.2 miles from St. George SOC
3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101; (619) 400-2404http://www.san.org

 

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