Registration Now Open for Synaxis National Retreat

MUNDELEIN, IL [OCA] – Registration is now open for the upcoming Synaxis: National Clergy Retreat for Active and Retired Priests. Set to take place from October 17-20, 2023, University of Saint Mary of the Lake Conference Center in Mundelein, IL (Greater Chicago), this conference will provide an opportunity for fellowship, prayer, and education for all priests and bishops of the Orthodox Church in America.


His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and the Holy Synod of Bishops encourage all priests to participate and their parishes to financially support their participation. Watch a short video of Metropolitan Tikhon speaking of the upcoming retreat.

The conference will include shared meals, morning and evening prayer, and engaging education sessions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore Chicago during a free afternoon, as well as participate in a Hierarchical Liturgy at the historic Holy Trinity Cathedral.

View the schedule of events

Watch a video of the Director of the Office of Pastoral Life, Archpriest Nicholas Solak, on the logistics and schedule of the conference.

There are three kinds of fees depending on the room choice and whether the attendee is a commuter:

  • Single – $500
  • Double – $425
  • Commuter – $150

Conference meals are included but travel costs are extra.

This event is only open to bishops and priests.

Click here to register

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Pastoral Life at:

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