Dr. Harry Boosalis, Ph.D, Professor of Dogmatic Theology at Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, was the speaker at a retreat sponsored by Saint Andrew Orthodox Church on the fourth of December 2010 on the theme: Saint Silouan the Athonite - Orthodox Spirituality and Its Relevance for Today.
Dr. Boosalis spoke about the apparent popularity of spirituality today, the uniqueness of Orthodox spiritual life and the life of Saint Silouan. Dr. Boosalis focused on St. Silouan's counsel regarding the struggle against evil thoughts, depression and despair. The retreat was dynamic and well received. Saint Andrew Orthodox Church is blessed to have a relic of Saint Silouan.