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Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yale Schola Cantorum Choral Evensong @ Christ Church New Haven | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Event description: David Hill, conductor.  Music of Byrd, Palestrina, and Lobo For more information:
Orthodox Education Day 2016: Yonkers, NY
Renowned scholar Dr. Mary B. Cunningham, author of Gateway of Life: Orthodox Thinking on the Mother of God, will deliver the Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture, which is part of this year’s Orthodox Education Day and is entitled, “The Mystery of Mary: The Mother of God in the Orthodox Christian Tradition.” Dr. Cunningham is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. For more information:
World Premiere of the Greek Liturgy: Chicago, IL @ Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Liturgy from British composer Fr. Ivan Moody. The new Greek Liturgy is now completed and will be recorded and premiered  by the St. Romanos Cappella. The world premiere will be sung at the celebration of Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. The work is dedicated to the memory of John Bartholomew, member of the Order of St. Andrew Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarch. This world premiere of the GreekLiturgyis part of a series of events celebrating the 90th Anniversary of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. It also commemorates the Feast of Day of St. Romanos the Melodist, Patron Saint of church musicians, and the 15th Anniversary of the Society of Saint Romanos the Melodist. On Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm in the St. Andrew President’s Room, Fr. Ivan Moody will present a lecture on his newly composed Greek Liturgy and some Perspectives on[...]
The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,”   an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well. For more information:
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Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
Yale Lecture Series: New Haven, CT @  Luce Hall (LUCE), 202  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Date: Oct. 5, 2016 –   4:30 pm Presenter: Andreas Georgiou, the former Chief Statistician of Greece. Topic: The Struggle Between Modernization and Backwardness: The Recent History of the Official Statistics of Greece Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 4:30pm Presenter: George Papaconstantinou, the former Minister for the Environment, Energy, and Climate Change and former Minister of Finance for Greece. Topic: Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 4:00pm Topic: Roundtable,  Global Peace and Regional Risks: Challenges to Peace and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean Place: Luce Hall (LUCE), Auditorium Event description: A “Global Governance” series roundtable with Ambassador Catherine Boura, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations; Ambassador Nawaf Salam, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations; Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations; hosted by Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, former Permanent Representative of[...]
All events will be held at central locations on the Cornell University Campus, excluding the optional excursion to the Corning Museum of Glass following the last paper sessions. Online registration for the conference is now closed, but on-site registration will be available, so please join us. Please see below under “Special Events and Locations” for on-site registration locations. On-site registration is at a higher rate and payable by check. For more information:
2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference: Indianapolis, IN @ Joy of all Who Sorrow Orthodox Church  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Our 23rd annual conference is entitled: “Principles of Reconciliation”. Featured keynote speaker, Bishop Neofitos of Kenya. Register online for this year’s conference here: Click here For more information:  
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day
This retreat is held in October each year at the monastery. Speaker:  Fr. Silviu Bunta Topic:  Between Heaven and Earth, Joy and Despair: Personal Thoughts on the Priestly Family For more information:
First Friday Lecture Series, Byzantine Arts Studio: Washington, DC @ Center for Byzantine Material Arts, Inc.   | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
First Friday Lecture Series: “Reading Irish Illuminated Manuscripts Iconographically, in Light of the Fathers”, presented by Dr. Alfred Kentigern Siewers. Join us for a series of lectures each month by scholars/clergy who specialize in the Byzantine World and aspects of the icon. For more information:
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Florida @ Varied
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage – Tarpon Springs, FL Open Seats UNLIMITED 2016-10-8, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage – Daytona Beach, FL Open Seats UNLIMITED 2016-10-15, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Register at :
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Spiritual Retreat: Hialeah, FL @ Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral 16601 NW 77th Ct  | Hialeah | Florida | United States
“The Theological Relavance of the Old Testament” by His Grace, the Right Reverand Alexander.  Vespers will follow the Retreat. For more information: or
Sponsored Session, Byzantine Studies Conference: Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University  | Ithaca | New York | United States
Session Title: Defining Cults in Byzantium (Session 7A) Session Date: Oct 8, 2016 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM). Sponsored session. Recent publications on the Virgin, icons, and relics have stimulated anew discussions on cults and cultic practices in Byzantium. Scholars are re-examining the ways in which a cult is made manifest in architecture, monumental decorative programs, images, and luxury arts. There is also interest in phenomenology, senses, and emotions, and their place in cultic experiences. The traditional definition of cult is once again being considered and debated. This session brings together distinct approaches that will stimulate further debate on the definition of cults, and question the ways in which art, architecture, and related texts can provide evidence for a cult’s origin, duration, decentralization, and audiences. For more information:  
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
THE 2016 FORCC BANQUET: Bridgeport, CN @ HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH  | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States
Keynote Speaker is Louis A. Zagami, Develpment officer, IOCC.  A native of Boston, Massachusetts he is trained as a “First Responder” and member of IOCC’s Emergency response network. Mr. Zagami has been with IOCC since September 2009. For more information:
Our first program in the Fall Lecture Series features  Dr. James C. Skedros.   The topic will be ” The Thessalonians and Thessaloniki, their contributions to the life of the church.” For more information:
The annual Fall Lecture Series at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, featuring four public lectures on Tuesdays throughout the month of October began Tuesday, October 4, 2016. The following are the weekly topics and speakers: October 11 at 7:00 p.m. — “Identity and Knowledge: A Reflection on Leading Reading Groups on the Church Fathers.” Dr. Timothy Becker, PhD, teaches at the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University in Philadelphia, where he also leads a popular reading group for anyone interested in the Church Fathers and Orthodoxy. Dr. Becker will reflect on why and how participation in this communal activity has been transformative for students and others. October 18 at Noon — “Vocation & Ministry in the Orthodox Church.” Sr. Vassa Larin, PhD is host of the popular YouTube show “Coffee with Sr. Vassa,” author of various scholarly and popular works, and Professor of Liturgical Studies at the University of[...]
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
What  Is  Orthodox  Christianity? Lectures: Portland, OR @ The Ancient Church Library | Forest Grove | Oregon | United States
The Ancient Church Library is hosting a series of lectures in October. 12 October: Who is God? The Trinity, Love, Humility and the Incarnation 19 October: What is the Eucharist? the Scriptures, Jewish Thought and the Ancient Christian Teaching on Communion 26 October: What is the Church? Sacrament, Theosis and the Body of Christ All Are Welcome! Public lectures hosted by THE ANCIENT CHURCH library. for more information:
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UCLA Lecture: Los Angeles, CA @   UCLA,  Royce Hall 314         | Los Angeles | California | United States
In this talk, Judith Herrin (Professor Emerita of Late Antique & Byzantine Studies)  and Constantine Leventis  (Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London) answers the question, “Why study Ravenna?” For 350 years this city served as the western capital of the Roman Empire where a very particular integration of Germanic and Roman occurred that had significant consequences for western Europe. The buildings and mosaics that date from this period inspired visitors for centuries and continue to inspire us today. For more information:  
Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR): Villanova, PA @ Villanova University  | Villanova | Pennsylvania | United States
The 41st International Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (PMR) Conference, with the plenary theme: ‘A Matter of Devotion: Matter and Spirit in Theory and Practice’, will feature Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor Emerita, Institute for Advanced Study, University Professor Emerita, Columbia University; and Catherine Kavanagh, Senior Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. For information: or
The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM): Prague, Czech Republic @ Charles University  | Prague | Prague | Czech Republic
International Conference for Orthodox Music  is pleased to announce the upcoming conference to be held in Prague. The Conference Theme The idea of a Byzantine ars nova has existed for some time as a description of the elaborate repertories of kalophonic chant, on the analogy of the western mediaeval “new art”. It is also useful, however, as a term to include other kinds of “new art” in the field of Orthodox church music. This conference aims to explore the idea of innovation in Orthodox chant, from the Byzantine period to compositions written today; topics include, but are not limited to, the way in which innovation can be reconciled with tradition, analysis of the reception of different kinds of innovative repertories, correspondences and contrasts between Eastern and Western techniques of chant composition, and discussion of the means and techniques by which an “ars nova” might be implemented. For more information:[...]
2016 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | Cicero | Illinois | United States
2016 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium will feature Father Alexii Altschul as our guest speaker focusing on “Holiness in Contemporary Culture”. For more information:
Team IOCC Running Festival: Baltimore, MD @ hrough the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront area, historic Federal Hill and charming Fells Point. | Baltimore | Maryland | United States
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable families around the world? Join our IOCC team at the Baltimore Running Festival and help raise money for those in need in places like Syria, Greece, and Ethiopia! Sign up here and receive a personal fundraising page, promotional materials, and additional incentives when you meet certain fundraising goals. Make sure to also register for the race at!
Oct 15 – Nov 10 all-day
Ukranian Art Exhibit: NJ @ The Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of NJ | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States
From Social Realism to Church Art: the Work of the Ukrainian-Lemko Artist Nicholas Bervinchak Born in 1903 in the northeastern Pennsylvania coal region to parents from the Lemko village of Rzepedz in the Bieszczady Mountains of southeast Poland, Nicholas Bervinchak was a coal miner-turned-artist whose work was displayed worldwide, including in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the White House. An exhibit of his etchings, his church art (including actual murals from the recently closed St. George church in Minersville, Pennsylvania), and memorabilia will take place in the temporary gallery of the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of NJ this Fall. For more information:
CONVOCATION  of the 21st SOBOR of the  Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA @ Ukranian Metropolia Center | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States
“CALLED BY CHRIST… GIFTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT” These words define the experience we all will have when we gather together at our Metropolia Center in the Name of God in the Holy Trinity to convene the twenty-first Regular Sobor of our Church. For more information:
Schedule of Presentations for Sister Vassa: Eastern Pennsylvania @ Varies.
Sister Dr. Vassa [Larin], the well known liturgiologist of the University of Vienna, Austria and nun of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia who hosts a popular You-tube series of catechetical programs titled “Coffee with Sr. Vassa”, will offer five presentations across eastern Pennsylvania October 17-20, 2016. On Monday, October 17, Sister Vassa will speak at Holy Cross Church, 1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport, PA at 7:00 p.m. Her topic will be “Sharing the Gospel in the Age of the Internet.” Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary, 175 Saint Tikhon’s Road, South Canaan, PA will host Sister Vassa on Tuesday, October 18 at noon, when she will speak on “Contemporary Challenges in Pursuing Vocations.” At 7:00 p.m. that evening, she will speak on “Keeping Christ in Orthodoxy” at Holy Trinity Church, 401 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. “Scripture in Orthodox Liturgy and Everyday Life” will be the topic of Sister[...]
Oct 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Lecture: Cambridge, MA @ Harvard Faculty Club  | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States
Asa Eger offers an new interpretation of exchange along the Islamic-Byzantine frontier. The retreat of the Byzantine army from Syria in around 650 CE, in advance of the approaching Arab armies, is one that has resounded emphatically in the works of both Islamic and Christian writers, and created an enduring motif: that of the Islamic-Byzantine frontier. For centuries, Byzantine and Islamic scholars have evocatively sketched a contested border: the annual raids between the two, the line of fortresses defending Islamic lands, the no-man’s land in between and the birth of jihad. In early representations of a Muslim-Christian encounter, accounts of the Islamic-Byzantine frontier are charged with significance for a future ‘clash of civilizations’ that often envisions a polarized world. In this lecture, Eger examines the physical and ideological aspects of this frontier. By highlighting the archaeological study of the real and material frontier, as well as acknowledging its ideological military[...]
Theme: “The Christmas & Epiphany Services”” Speakers: Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Seraphim Dedes For more information:
Retreat: Chicago Area @ St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church | Elmhurst | Illinois | United States
Theme:”Uncompromising Faith in Compromising Times” Presenter: Fr. Evan Armatas For more information:
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Iconography Workshop: Newberg, OR @ Hagia Sophia School of Byzantine Iconography | Newberg | Oregon | United States
Please join us for the second one-day workshop (in a series of 8) designed to elevate the student’s iconography awareness, technique and skills. Open to iconography students and artists of all levels, this one-day workshop is taught by Byzantine Iconographer Magdalene Grace Deane at the Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography in Newberg, Oregon. Class will be held at our intimate, Old World–style studio filled with solemnity, Byzantine chant and prayer. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Benefit Concert: Garden City, NY @ Garden City | New York | United States
  The Spirit of Orthodoxy Choir, under the direction of Aleksei V. Shipovalnikov and his associate Stratos Mandalakis, and the choirs of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY, will present a concert to benefit New York City’s Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, which was destroyed by fire on Pascha 2016. Titled “From the East unto the West,” the concert will feature music from both the eastern and western Christian traditions. All proceeds will benefit the cathedral’s restoration fund. Mr. Shipovalnikov is one of two noted Church musicians who was awarded the Orthodox Church in America’s Order of Saint Romanos in May 2016. Tickets may be ordered by calling 516-746-2955. For more information: