Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries
Jackson Michigan



Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries

29th Annual Retreat

September 30 & October 1, 2022


V. Rev. Paul Jannakos

"How to Pray"


1. The Beginning of Prayer  2. Growth in Prayer

  3. Self-Care and Prayer

                    Fr. Paul received a degree in Music before earning his M.Div. from St. Vladimir Seminary in 1983.  He was ordained to the holy priesthood in 1985 and since then has served in parishes in Minnesota, Montana, Michigan and Illinois.  Presently his post is as Rector at St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church in Palos Heights IL.  Along with his duties as Rector, and and parish ministry, Father works as a licensed professional counselor. 




 Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries was founded in 1992 with the mission of providing support to Orthodox Christian women who work in the medical and healing professions. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and the like.

In addition, from the inception of OWHM the founders defined all women as persons who "minister to others," including priest's wives, teachers, students, mothers and the like, and believe they would benefit from our retreat.

Our primary means of providing support to those who minister to others, is by sponsoring an annual three day retreat, which includes time for prayer, rest and reflection, opportunities for networking, and lectures given by outstanding speakers. We are grateful to have Mother Gabriella, Abbess of Holy Dormition Monastery as our spiritual director.

Some of our past speakers have included Archimadrite Roman Braga, Drs. Dan & Jane Hinshaw, Fr. Dusan Koprivica, Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Fr. Hans Jacobse,  Maria Molett, M.A., and Dr. Albert Rossi, Frederica Mathews-Green, Dr. Timothy Patitsis, Fr. Silviu Bunta, PhD., Rev. Deacon Stephen Muse, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, Rev John Konkle, M.Div., Ph.D. and V. Rev. Dimitrie Vincent, M.Div.

We have had many requests from men to attend our yearly retreat. In response, we have welcomed men to the Saturday lectures since 2005.  The Friday evening lecture, is for "Women Only" and will focus on the medical and healing professions. The two Saturday lectures have been open to both women and men since 2005.

 Note: Ancient Faith Radio records the OWHM retreat lectures every year.  They have been recording them since 2008 and can be heard on www.ancientfaith.com. 

Recent Podcasts
Vessels of Love: the Body’s Involvement in Healing the World
22 Oct 2018 at 2:13pm
Rev. John Konkle, M.Div., Ph.D.