Texas Women’s Monastery To Offer Lenten Retreat Feb. 27

February 3, 2010  []

(Kemp, TX) The Nativity of our Lord Monastery here will host a Lenten retreat on Saturday, February 27. The retreat will be led by Presbytera Eugenia Constantinou on the topic of FACING EAST – Our Personal Lenten Journey Toward the Cross. The retreat will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy with His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH serving with clergy from North Texas.

Presbytera Eugenia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies (1980) and a Master of Arts degree in Practical Theology from the University of San Diego (1992). She received a Master of Theology degree (Th.M.) from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1996 where she specialized in Orthodox Theology and Patristics. She also received a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Harvard Divinity School in 1998 where she specialized in the New Testament. She had also previously earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1985 and has been a member of the California Bar since that same year.

Dr. Constantinou has been teaching Biblical Studies and Early Christianity at the University of San Diego since 2002. Previously she taught New Testament at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology from 1998-1999. She also taught a course on the Patristic Exegesis of Scripture at the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley, California, the Gospel of John at the University of California at San Diego, and World Religions at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California.

Pres. Jeannie is featured on the Orthodox Christian Network in a special series of podcasts on the Book of Revelation. For two years, she has hosted an Orthodox internet bible study podcast called “Search the Scriptures” at Ancient Faith Radio, which now has an international following.

She has led bible studies, taught and lectured on the Bible and Orthodoxy at parishes, conferences, retreats and seminars for over thirty years. She is married to Fr. Costa, pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Temecula, California, and mother to 18 year old son, Christopher.

For more retreat information, please download the Retreat FlyerSpace is limited so early registration is required.

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