Rev. Fr. Timothy (Tenny) Thomas led Annual MGOCSM Perunal Retreat at St. Gregorios Dallas.
Dallas: On November 2nd, 2013, the MGOCSM of St. Gregorios Dallas had their annual Area Perunal Retreat at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Garland, Texas.
The guest speaker of the retreat was Rev. Fr. Timothy (Tenny) Thomas, from New York, and the theme of the retreat was “Battling Burnout”, with the theme verse taken from the book of Philippians 4: 6-7, and it says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Youth from all over the Dallas Area were in attendance, as well as Rev. Fr. Mat Alexander (Dallas/OK Area Youth Minister), Rev. Fr. Teji Abraham (Vicar, St. James Orthodox Mission Church), and Rev. Fr. C.G. Thomas (Vicar, St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Garland).
Tenny Achen’s message about battling stress with prayer and faith was a delight to hear for all who attended.