Lenten Retreat "Redeeming the Time as an Antidote to Despondency" at St Herman's in Edmonton

March 16, 2019

You are invited to join us for our annual St. Herman Orthodox Church Lenten retreat in Edmonton, AB with guest speaker Dr. Nicole Roccas (author of "Time and Despondency"). The theme is "Redeeming the Time as an Antidote to Despondency". 

Saturday, March 16, 10:30 am - 5:30 PM
Register online at sthermans.ca/retreat
Registration fee: $45

Nicole has been researching and writing about time from both a historical and theological perspective for nearly ten years. She is most well-known for her Ancient Faith blog and podcast, Time Eternal, the only online media forum devoted to the interface between Christian faith and the lived experience of time. Her book, “Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life”, explores the connection between time and the spiritual sickness of despondency (akedia), first identified by Evagrius of Ponticus in the fourth century.

In addition to writing and podcasting, Nicole is an adjunct faculty member at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College (Toronto). She received her PhD in European History, with a subspecialty in Church History, from the University of Cincinnati in 2015.

A native of Wisconsin, she lives in Toronto and attends Holy Myrrhbearers’ Mission Parish (OCA) with her husband Basilios, whose efforts to indoctrinate her into the ways of maple syrup and Canadian spelling have yet to take effect.

You can find out more about her work as a 
writer and writing coach at www.nicoleroccas.com