Event details

  • Friday | October 14, 2022 to Saturday | October 15, 2022
  • All Day

The theme of this retreat will be “God Created Men to be Strong”.    In this crazy, secular world that we will live in today,  with its war on Godly masculinity and the attacks on Christian morals & values, I am confident this retreat and sessions will prove to be VERY beneficial to your Christian life and as leaders within your Family, Community and Parish.

Our Speakers will be Fr. Hans Jacobse.   Fr. Hans is the Spiritual Advise to the DOMSE AMEN Group.  His teachings on this topic are well known to be edifying, powerful and strengthening to our Life in Christ as Orthodox Men in this modern and fallen world.


Joining Fr. Hans will be Michael Baclig – President of DOMSE AMEN and creator & host of the podcast “Coming out of Chaos”.


There will be more details to come in the following days and weeks, but I wanted to get this out to you as soon as possible so that all of you can mark your calendars & put in your vacation request at work well in advance!

Men's Retreat at St. Ignatius Orthodox Church in Franklin, TN - 10/14/22 - 10/15/22
Event Title: "God Created Men to be Strong"
Friday 10/14
8:00 AM Daily Orthros
9:00 AM Check In/Registration
9:30 AM Breakfast - Parish Hall
10:30 AM Session #1: "Patriarchy is the Structure of Creation" (Fr. Hans)
12:00 PM Break
12:30 PM Workshop #1: "Deeper Manhood Begins With Ourselves"
(Michael & Fr. Hans - creating a personal development action plan)
1:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Session #2: "Building Brotherhood: You Can't Do It Alone"
4:00 PM Panel Discussion:
Fr. Hans Jacobse, Fr. Philip Begley, Michael Baclig with Eric Beard as moderator
5:30 PM Break
6:00 PM Vespers
7:00 PM Dinner and Fellowship - Parish Hall
Saturday 10/15
8:00 AM Daily Orthros
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Session #3 (Fr. Hans) - "Where do we go from here?"
11:30 AM Workshop #2 (Michael) - "Finding the Right Balance"
12:30 PM Offsite Lunch and Fellowship (Location TBD)