Emmaus Retreat 2022

October 29, 2022 9:30 am

Event Details

Event Phone: 317-821-7527

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It was a joy to be with you all at this year’s reatreat!

Here’s the link to this year’s teachings – enjoy! 





+++  2022 Emmaus Retreat  +++

Saturday, October 29th

Keynote Speaker: Fr. Silviu Bunta



Our annual fall retreat! This is an all-ages, all-parish retreat, held at Highland Lakes near Monrovia, Indiana. We are excited to welcome back our dear friend, Fr. Silviu Bunta, as this year’s speaker. There will be three speaking sessions, fellowship time, and afternoon recreation. Lunch will be provided as well as child care during the speaking sessions for children 2 thru 12. Highland Lakes retreat center is located on over 400 acres of rolling wooded hills and natural beauty, with plenty of hiking trails and recreational activities. It will be a day filled with wonder and one you won’t forget – don’t miss it for the world! (More info and schedule below.)


++ Register by July 31st for a 20% early bird discount! ++


The early bird rate is $20 and runs through July 31st, 2022! Standard registration is still a great price at $25, and ends October 16th, 2022. Children 2 and under are free! REGISTER NOW! It is OKAY if you cannot pay the full registration fee up front when you register, as long as full payment is received by October 16th – so don’t wait, register today!!

DON’T let finances be the reason you don’t come!! If you are in need of financial assistance, please speak to your local parish. Scholarships are also available through St. John’s Camp Program’s Scholarship Fund. For more details go to our Scholarship Request page. Again, DON’T let finances be the reason you don’t come!!

Please register asap and spread the word – registration deadline is October 16th, but please register early so we can anticipate attendance!! Invite other friends and family!!


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Keynote Speaker: Fr. Silviu Bunta
Venue: Highland Lakes Camp, 7605 IN-39, south of Monrovia, IN


Theme: “Scriptural Interpretation as the Encounter of Christ”  Drawing from the ancient saints, through contemporary fathers of our day, Fr. Silviu will be talking about tradition and scripture as “alive” – the experience of the life of faith and ceaseless pursuit by the Lion of Judah.

Fr. Silviu does a wonderful job of making things understandable, tangible, practical, and relatable – and as always, there will be plenty of time for general Q&A at the end of each session, too.


ABOUT FR. SILVIU: Husband, father, priest, professor, and friend…   Fr. Silviu is an Orthodox priest and a professor of Old Testament and early Judaism. He grew up and lived in Romania, where he also received his seminary education, before he and his family moved to the United States. He pursued further studies in early Judaism and ancient Christianity at Marquette University, and received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in 2005. Since 2007 he has taught as Bible faculty at the University of Dayton, where he is currently an Associate Professor. On occasion, he has also taught Old Testament and language seminars for St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York. He was ordained to the diaconate and the priesthood in 2012 and serves under the omophorion of Archbishop Alexander (Golitzin) in the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). In 2018 he, together with Fr. Matthew-Peter Butrie, established Cherubim Press, with the blessing of Archbp. Alexander. When he doesn’t write or doesn’t translate from koini (the Scriptures, the Fathers, or Orthodox liturgy), he reads (particularly Dostoevsky), takes long walks, skis, or tends to his small patch of woods.   …but mostly we like him for his bright smile and sense of humor!  🙂


Here’s the tentative schedule for the day:



Contact us if you have any questions! We hope to see you at Emmaus Retreat 2022!

Visit our homepage  for access to pictures, videos, and teachings from previous camps and retreats on our Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud pages.


With much love for you all; remembering you in our prayers;

Your brothers in Christ,

Jon & Brian

Jon Beecham, Director

Brian Pletcher, Asst. Director


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Event Location


Venue Phone: (317) 481-2400 x200

7605 Indiana 39, Martinsville, Indiana, 46151, United States

Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Emmaus Retreat 2022
     October 29, 2022
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm