Mary and Martha
We women here at All Saints Church have a rich and varied church life. We are actively involved in the liturgy and the maintenance of our church facilities, we participate in missions, we perform acts of charity, we work with our youth, and we support archdiocesan activities.
The mission and vision of the Women’s Group is “To develop among the women of All Saints a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness, and commitment as taught in the Holy Orthodox Church by fostering a genuine expression of love and service through fellowship, works of charity, and committing to a deeper understanding of our roles as Orthodox Christian women.” Our Patronal Saints are Sts. Mary and Martha, as models of service and meditation.
Some of the women’s ministries include church feasts, celebrations (baptisms, chrismations, weddings), comfort and encouragement, meals for homebound or ill, MOPS (Mothers of Young Children), church prayer notification, and various works of charity.
In the Fall, the women attend a retreat at Dormition Orthodox Monastery in Rives Junction, Michigan. We have been blessed to hear Mother Macrina speak on “Living in the NOW” and enjoyed fellowship with one another as we strolled through their beautiful grounds. Please view our trip pictures on our photos page by clicking here.
The 2nd Annual Lenten Women’s Retreat will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 8:30 am 3 pm at the church. Faye Peponis, a practiced and recognized lecturer and presenter of icons and iconography, will be this year’s speaker. Drawing on her experiences and travels to the churches of Greece, The Holy Land, Mt. Sinai, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Italy, Sicily and Russia, she will lead us through two discussions – Icons of the Season: Lent and Theology, Scripture and Symbolism in the Art of Icons. Please submit your registration of $10 by March 14th if you plan to attend (scholarships are available). Lunch will be served. For more information contact Kim – KEggers854@aol.com or 773.572.8748.
For more information on the women’s group or to be added to the women’s email list, please contact Monica.