17th Annual

Orthodox Men's Retreat of St. John the Baptist
April 3 to 5, 2020

at Sanctum Retreat near Caroline, AB

with Fr. Dr. John Behr

Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image

Fr. John Behr is Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York, teaching courses in patristics, dogmatics, and scriptural exegesis.

Father John hails from England, though his family background is Russian and German — and clerical on both sides. From the Russian side, his great-grandfather was sent to London by Metropolian Evlogy to serve there as a priest in 1926; his father was also a priest, ordained by Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom), as are his brother (at St. Paul's Monastery on Mt. Athos) and his brother-in-law (Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Terryville, CT). His maternal grandparents met at Karl Barth's graduate seminar in Basel, and served in the Lutheran Church in Germany, where his grandfather was a Lutheran pastor.