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“Natalia Gorbanevskaya: I am not a Hero”
On August 25, 1968, the Russian poet Natalia Gorbanevskaya’s actions changed her life: carrying her three-month-old son, she, with seven like-minded people, protested against the Soviet-led intervention of Czechoslovakia at the Red Square in Moscow. The cost of this action was years of imprisonment. Later, she emigrated from the Soviet Union. Gorbanevskaya – a legend of the dissident movement – was often called a “hero.” However, she has said: “I’m not a hero; I’m just an ordinary person.” Filmmakers Kirill Sakharnov and Ksenia Sakharnova interviewed Natalia Gorbanevskaya over several years to create a nuanced portrait of this revered Poet, Activist, and Citizen.
This film won the “Faces of Russia” prize at the 2017 RusDocFilmFest in New York. Marina Adamovich, the curator of the Festival, will introduce the film and lead a discussion.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/film-natalia-gorbanevskaya-i-am-not-a-hero/
DIOCESAN KOLO SRPSKIH SESTARA – CIRCLE OF SERBIAN SISTERS WITH THE BLESSING OF HIS GRACE BISHOP MAXIM We invite you to attend the 21st Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat
For more information: http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/SKSS%20Women’s%20Lenten%20Retreat%202018.pdf
Priest Alexander Koranda and the faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral will hold a Lenten Retreat for children. Children from all area parishes are invited to attend free of charge.
The day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. A pot luck lunch will follow. Activities will include a Holy Week and Pascha Recall Memory Game and Prosphora baking.
Three workshops also will be held. Children in grades six through nine will make scrapbooks of the Divine Liturgy, while attendees in grades two through five will make travel guidebooks for the Kingdom of God. Children ages three through seven will enjoy a story and prosphora craft. The day will close with a Reconciliation Service at 2:30 p.m.
Deadline for registration is March 17. All participants are asked to bring lunch offerings and snacks. To register please call or email.
This year, the retreat is being co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA. Bishop Gregory and Frs. Anthony Perkins will lead the adults and adolescents in a discussion of the topic: Our Calling as Disciples and Evangelists. Fr. Matthew Stagon and Subdeacon Andrw Wythe will serve as retreatmasters for children ages 7-12 and will speak on the topic: A Day In The Footsteps of St. Herman. Download Eastern Regional Retreat Informational Flier (PDF Format)
For more information: http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180213_3.html
The day’s events will include:
- Moleben to the Holy Cross
- Homily by Father Gregory Allard
- Presentation by Pani Marianna Bannon*: “Practical Preparations for the Spiritual Preparatory Seasons.”
- Lenten Confessions
- Please pass the word to your family and friends! All are welcome!
*Pani Marianna is the author of the book Fasting for the Feasts; A Starter Book
Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival:” Music and Colors”
Room Address: 02445-7415
For more information: https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/music-and-colors
Meet the author, discuss the book, take one home! Refreshments will be served.
For more information: http://stmarylivonia.com/event/book-signing-with-dr-rana-awdish/
The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies presents a workshop entitled, “Bound Together Through an Indissoluble Power: On Certain Problems with Maximus the Confessor’s Cosmology” presented by Sotiris Mitralexis
For more information: http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/events/viewevent.xml?id=747
Explore different variations of the Christian cross, their histories, uses, and meanings with Museum Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt..
Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg (14 mins). Thursday, April 5
The Czar’s Fabergé Eggs (50 mins), Saturday, April 7
Learn about two very different arts: one a living tradition steeped in mystery and ancient symbolism; the other, glittering gifts to rulers of an empire.
Place History and Architectural Origin Stories in Early Byzantium: Vestiges and Sense Memory
Ann Marie Yasin discusses architectural restoration in the early Byzantine world as a tool for accessing contemporary understandings of the past.
For more information: https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/place-history-and-architectural-origin-stories
For more information: http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/panis/Pani%20Retreat%20flyer%202018.pdf
WHAT? A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Memphis, TN.
WHO? 13 years old – College School Students
WHERE? We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John Orthodox Church. Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.
COST? Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.
ANY QUESTIONS? Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org
WHEN? Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018
WHAT? A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Portland, OR.
WHO? 13 years old – College Students
WHERE? We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at the church. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.
COST? Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.
ANY QUESTIONS? Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: email@example.com
Protopresbyter John Artemas will speak on the subject of Orthodox sainthood and modern American saints. Father Artemas served as priest at a number of parishes in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for 51 years. He retired in 2016 from his last parish, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, De Kalb, Ill., and moved to the Detroit area to be closer to family. Father Artemas received the honor of Economos from the late Archbishop Iakovos in 1982 while serving in Buffalo, N.Y. and the honor of Protopresbyter from the late Bishop Timothy of Detroit in 1992 while serving in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The presentation is sponsored by Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan (OCW). It is open to all members of the public. Refreshments will be served.
“Journeying towards the Kingdom: a retreat for women, by women.”
Women over the age of 18 years are invited to attend. The retreat is supported by the Holy Apostles Ladies Philoptochos of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Online registration must be completed by April 9, 2018. Payment must be received by April 12, 2018.
For more information and hotel information: https://denver.goarch.org/womens-retreat
This gripping documentary draws a straight line from the Great Terror unleashed by Joseph Stalin from 1929 until his death in 1953 to the current desire to cover over and forget this monumental abuse of human rights. While the older generation tries to resurrect the image of Stalin as a national hero, the younger generation has seriously questioned and honestly confronted this dark past. Through the courageous and inspirational work of the human rights group Memorial in Russia, this next generation will begin to understand the past in order to create a healthier future.
Prof. John Michalczyk, Co-Director of Film Studies at Boston College and one of the producers of the documentary, will talk about key events in the history of the gulag, and lead an audience discussion.
The documentary was primarily filmed in Siberia, Moscow, Perm, and St. Petersburg with a host of survivors, historians, and human rights activists. Confronting Amnesia reflects the conflicting narratives on this history in Russia today, as it attempts to move toward a more democratic government, despite its recent political setbacks.
Food! Faith! Fun!
We would like to invite you, your families, and parishioners to participate in the upcoming Orthodox Youth Cultural Exchange. This event is sponsored by Oregon’s only pan-Orthodox Christian School- Agia Sophia Academy!
Please contact Christina Blankenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if your parish has a dance group that would like to participate.We are hoping to have food for sale at the event. If you know of a local restaurant or maybe your festival group has a special food item that they would be interested in donating that represents your unique culture, please let Christina know!
For more information: http://www.orthodoxportland.org/
For more information: https://www.iocc.org/events/evening-byzantine-chant-washington-dc-4-29-18
One hundred years after the Russian (Bolshevik) Revolution of 1917, a documentary movie recently produced and released by Catholic News Service chronicles both the ruin of the Russian Orthodox Church during that time and the rebirth of the Church following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The movie, Faces among Icons, will be shown on our campus and followed by a panel discussion. The producer of the movie, Robert Duncan, a Rome-based Catholic filmmaker, will attend the screening, and will be a panel participant, along with select seminary faculty and students. The event is free and open to the public, and fresh popcorn will be served!
For more information: https://www.svots.edu/events/documentary-movie-russian-orthodox-church
Join the HUMS for a spiritual retreat featuring retreat leader Dr. Gayle Woloschak, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiology at Northwestern University, and Professor of Bioethics at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.
- Interface of Faith and Technology
- Faith, Mystery and Medicine
For more information:: https://atlmetropolis.org/events/holy-unmercenaries-medical-society-retreat
Hellenic Studies at Princeton: The Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund
Established in 1979, the Program in Hellenic Studies aims to strengthen scholarship, teaching and research in all aspects of Byzantine and Modern Greek civilization, while exploring their relations to the classical tradition and the Late Antique world.
The Program operates with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, which was established by the generosity of Stanley J. Seeger ’52 in order to “advance the understanding of the culture of ancient Greece and its influence…and to stimulate creative expression and thought in and about modern Greece.”
For more information: http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/events/viewevent.xml?id=687
Step by Step towards the Sacred: Ritual, Movement and Images in the Middle Ages
The conference aims to reflect on the ways medieval images – ranging from Late Antiquity to the 14th century and across wide span of media – were comprehended and activated through the motions of participants in diverse religious rituals. At the core of these reflections is the moving body, whether individual or collective, which enters into dialogue with the surrounding space (architectural or urban), objects and images, thus awaking their sacred potentiality through each and every step.
For More information: https://arthist.net/archive/17123
A conference in honor of Professor John Haldon, The Trustees of Princeton University ·
Throughout his career, Professor John Haldon has been a hinge between different academic cultures, methods, and disciplines. A true scholar of Byzantine society, he has combined meticulous work on texts and material evidence with a holistic approach to social history that has connected the study of the Byzantine world to new methodological perspectives and ever wider horizons for comparison with other political systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds, from late ancient to early modern times. This conference will take stock of Haldon’s approach by focusing on the history of law and legal culture in the transformation of the Roman world.
Docent Jim Flynn offers a closer look at the Museum’s collection of icons of the Virgin Mary, and their presentation and significance in Russian culture and religion, from the coming of Christianity in the 10th century to post-Soviet Russia in the 21st.
The Liturgical Arts Academy is a one-week intensive program to teach the skills of Byzantine Chanting and Iconography in an atmosphere of prayer, study, discussion and communion.
Register by April 1, 2018