Welcome to the pre-marital workshop, the Journey of Marriage. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese recognizes the importance of providing information and guidance to those who are about to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. This workshop provides useful, practical information and instruction in techniques that help keep couples on the path that leads to oneness and, ultimately, to salvation. 

The Journey of Marriage workshops have been offered for years and have benefitted hundreds of couples planning to marry in the Greek Orthodox Church. It is our hope that even more couples can benefit from this online version of the workshop. The online presentation is a compliment to the Couple’s Workbook, which we hope couples will follow along in during the workshop and keep for reference for years to come. Finally, a ‘live’ follow-up session is offered to participants to provide answers to questions, to clarify and reinforce the messages of the workshop, and to provide an opportunity for each couple to interact with an experienced facilitator who can share wisdom from their own journey. 

It is our sincere and fervent prayer that you find success and happiness in your Journey of Marriage. May God bless you and your marriage! 


The Journey of Marriage program was created by Fr. Charles Joanides and Dr. Philip Mamalakis for couples preparing for marriage in the Orthodox Church. It is presented to you by trained facilitators prepares to assist you as you prepare for your journey of marriage.

The ranks of the Journey of Marriage facilitators include marriage and family therapists as well as married individuals and couples made up of “cradle Orthodox” and converts. Our mission is to  facilitate the participation of couples in the six sessions of the workshop to maximize its benefit to them in their marriages.  

Course Registration

The Journey of Marriage course is conducted at the Metropolis level within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Visit the enrollment page to see the currently participating Metropolises and enroll.

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