Journey of Marriage – Direct Archdiocesan District (New York)

Welcome to the Journey of Marriage workshop! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. We know you’re probably already busy preparing for the big day. There can be a long list of things to do to make sure that one day goes perfectly. But what about all the days that come after that? 

The Journey of Marriage workshop is specifically designed to prepare Orthodox Christian couples for a lifetime of building oneness and the kind of ‘happily ever after’ that comes from putting your spouse’s happiness ahead of your own. 

You’ve already taken the first step by talking with your priest. He has sent you here. The Journey of Marriage is offered as an in-person seminar at host parishes around the Direct Archdiocesan District. Trained facilitators guide student couples through six sessions in a day that is filled with learning, fun, and interaction among the couples. 

Participant couples are asked to arrive at 9am for registration. At that time they’ll be able to pick up their Couples’ Workbooks ($40/pair) and to have some coffee and pastry. The seminar starts at 9:30am and the six sessions run until about 3pm, with a break at midday for our host parish-provided lunch. Participants must be present for all six sessions in order to receive a certificate.