AWSJ Fall Retreat, October 4-5

Carrying the Life-Giving Cross: Practical Conversation about Caretaking Others and Ourselves”

Elissa Bjeletich, Author & Podcaster

Elissa Bjeletich hosts three popular Ancient Faith Radio podcasts: Raising Saints, Everyday Orthodox, and together with Kristina Wenger, Tending the Garden of Our Hearts. She is the co-author of Tending the Garden of Our Hearts: Daily Lenten Meditations for Families (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2019) and also of Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2016). She is the author of Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent (Sebastian Press, 2017), and In God’s Hands: A Mother’s Journey through Her Infant’s Critical Illness (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2013).

Elissa has five daughters and a son who reposed in 2005. She is active in youth ministries and at Orthodox summer camps, and directs and teaches Sunday school at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin. She sits on the Advisory Board of Youth Equipped to Serve (YES), a ministry of FOCUS North America.

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