Retreat Rules

Rules of Stay at

St. Antony's Retreat House

  • Prior to coming to the monastery, please call and inform us of your visit at: (760) 447-3367.

  • Please bring a permission letter from your Father of confession indicating the length of your retreat at the monastery.

  • Please bring your Holy Bible, Agpeya, some spiritual books, and your personal needs.

  • Please do not leave your room after 10:00 p.m.

  • Please abide by the retreat house schedule and follow it.

Retreat House Schedule

Daily Schedule of St. Antony's Retreat House

All non-fasting days — Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:
4:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.        Midnight Praises and Divine Liturgy

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.         Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.       Personal Time

10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.      Assigned Work

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.       Rest Time

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.       Agpeya: None (9th Hour), Vespers (11th Hour), Compline                                                                                 (12th Hour), and Veil prayers

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.       Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.       Retreat and Meditation Time

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.      Spiritual Talk

9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.       Refreshments

9:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.       Midnight Prayers

10:00 p.m.                       Sleep Time

All fasting days, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

4:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.       Midnight Praises

6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     Personal Time

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Divine Liturgy (Saturday & Sunday: 9:00-11:30 a.m.)

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.       Assigned Work

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.         Rest Time

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.         Agpeya: None (9th Hour), Vespers (11th Hour), Compline (12th Hour), and Veil                                                      prayers (Saturday: 5:00- 7:00 p.m. - Vespers prayers & raising of incense)

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.         Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.         Retreat and Meditation Time

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.         Spiritual Talk

9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.         Refreshments

9:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.         Midnight Prayers

10:00 p.m.                         Sleep Time


RETREAT TEL.: 760-447-3367