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Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church

3491 Pleasant Grove Church Road

Morrisville, NC 27560

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An all-day retreat for women on the theology of beauty in the Orthodox Christian Church and how it affects all areas of a woman's life in 21st century America. The retreat will be led by the delightfully engaging and talented ecclesiastical tailor, author, and priest's wife Krista West.

"Recognized as one of the foremost church artisans in North America, Krista West has worked as an ecclesiastical tailor for 20 years, outfitting priests and parishes in nearly all of the 50 states with her beautiful vestments and altar cloths." (www.orthodoxspeakers.com)

Presbytera Krista will help us explore the "why" of beauty and how to integrate beauty in our lives as Orthodox Christian women--in ourselves, our communities, and the cosmos.

In today’s world, women face a dizzying array of conflicting messages on beauty. Through her work in the field of Orthodox Christian Aesthetics, Krista West brings a fresh perspective to this important topic and will discuss how the Church’s understanding of beauty can instruct, inform, and inspire women today. Based on patristic theology and filled with practical tips, this retreat helps build community among women and is sure to be an enjoyable and educational experience!

Plan to arrive at 9:30 am to check in. First program will begin at 10 am. Retreat will end prior to the start of Vespers at 5 pm. Participants are welcome to stay for Vespers. Lunch and snacks will be provided and mothers with infants in arms are welcome to attend.

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Who is Krista West?

Krista West is affectionately known as "The Opinionated Tailor" on Ancient Faith Radio and has been making Orthodox vestments for over 23 years. She lives in Salem, Oregon with her husband, Fr Alban West, and their two daughters where they attend the Greek Orthodox mission. She travels the country speaking on beauty and the Church and loves educating and inspiring others to bring more beauty into their lives and their churches. You can find her on Ancient Faith Radio as well as on YouTube (Krista West) and Instagram (kristamwest).

In her podcasts she discusses any and all matters pertaining to Orthodox church vesture, parish life, motherhood, and faith.

Will money be collected for registration?

No, registration is FREE. There will be an opportunity for a free will offering at the retreat that will go towards an honorarium for Krista West. Krista West also will have some of her Avlea embroideries available for purchase at the retreat.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions and/or offers to volunteer help?

Email Catherine Deininger, member of Sts. Mary and Martha Sisterhood at ckdeininger@me.com

What if my plans change and I can't attend?

Please let us know ASAP if you cannot attend so that we can ask someone from the waiting list to join us.

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