Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries
Our 21st Year
1992 - 2013
Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries was founded in 1992 with the mission of providing support to Orthodox Christian women who work in the medical and healing professions. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and the like.
From the inception of OWHM, the founders have defined all women as persons who "minister to others," including priest's wives, teachers, students, mothers and the like, in the group of women who would benefit from our retreat.
Our primary means of providing support is by sponsoring an annual three day retreat, which includes time for prayer, rest and reflection, opportunities for networking, and lectures given by outstanding speakers. We are grateful to have Mother Gabriella, Abbess of Holy Dormition Monastery as our spiritual director.
Some of our past speakers have included Archimadrite Roman Braga, Abbot Jonah Pafthausen (OCA Metropolitan Jonah-2008), Drs. Dan & Jane Hinshaw, Fr. Dusan Koprivica, Abbot Meletios Webber, Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Fr. Hans Jacobse, Maria Molett, M.A., and Dr. Albert Rossi, Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir's Seminary, Frederica Mathews-Green.
We have had many requests from men to attend our yearly retreat. In response, we have welcomed men to the Saturday lectures since 2005. The Friday evening lecture, is for "Women Only" and will focus on the medical and healing professions. The two Saturday lectures have been open to both women and men since 2005.
Note: Ancient Faith Radio records the OWHM retreat lectures every year. They have been recording them since 2008 and can be heard on www.ancientfaith.com.