FOCUS hosted Marital Enrichment Event

FOCUS, the young adult ministry of Northeast American Diocese hosted a Marital Enrichment event on Saturday January 28th at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Cherry Lane. The day began with prayers led by the Diocesan Metropolitan, H.G. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos. Rev. Fr. Gregory Varghese, the Assistant Vicar of St. Gregorios, Cherry Lane welcomed everyone to the gathering. After the presidential address by Mar Nicholovos, Rev. Fr. Paul Cherian led the event with the main talk on marital enrichment. Fr. Paul is a licensed mental health counselor with a Masters degree in counseling and works as a New York state mental health counselor. Fr. Paul, who also serves as the Vicar of Holy Cross Mission Congregation, emphasized the strategies to have a great marriage. Fr. Paul covered biblical and spiritual foundations of marriage, communication in marriage, and conflict resolution. Sixty-five young adults attended the event. Several of the participants were married or engaged to be married. The event concluded with prayer and benediction at 1pm.

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