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Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Looking East from Byzantine @ Metropolitan Museum of Art  | New York | New York | United States
Celebrating the Metropolitan Museum’s recent acquisition of four Byzantine icons, this performance traces the trajectory of music east from Byzantium. It also demonstrates the interconnectedness between Byzantine and Islamic chant and improvisation traditions through the remarkable playing of Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and master chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis. For more information: http://metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/looking-east-from-byzantium?eid=4825
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage, Florida, March Schedule @ Varied
Seminar for couples preparing for Marriage. Saturday, March 14, 2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church Pensacola, FL: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Register Online Here Saturday, March 21, 2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church Atlanta, GA: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Register Online Here For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/
Theme: “Shroud Encounter” Speaker: Russ Breault For more information: http://www.stanthonysorthodox.org/
FILM: "Ethiopia: Keepers of the Lost Ark": Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
60 minute film followed by discussion; in English; suitable for ages 13 and up Advance registration recommended; registration fees are non-refundable. Museum will remain open 30 minutes after the program ends. This film is part of the series Journeys to the Ends of the Earth by David Adams Films Watch a clip from this extraordinary film! For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/visit/what-s-happening/events-calendar/film-ethiopia-keepers-of-the-lost-ark/
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day
2015 Lenten Retreat: Twin Falls, ID @ St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Christian Church  | Twin Falls | Idaho | United States
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH: “A Christian Ending to Our Life: The Mystery of the Departure of the Soul from the Body and End of Life Issues” Open to the Public For more information: https://orthodoxnorthwest.wordpress.com/
Food, Faith, Fasting Workshop: Wanatchee, WA @ Varied
Three Hierarchs will host Rita Madden, a registered Dietician and Orthodox Christian, who will be presenting a “Food and Faith Workshop.”  Food & Faith Workshop: Eating for both Body and Spirit. The Workshop will spotlight the interconnectedness of body and soul, and the intersection between eating habits and spiritual life, i.e. union with God.  Rita will bring to light the confluence of recent scientific studies on the most healthy eating habits and the ancient Christian tradition of fasting and prayer. Three Hierarchs Church  (fb)Food, Faith, Fasting Workshop with Rita Madden Registered Dietician. For more information: http://www.wenorthodox.com/2015/02/food-and-faith-workshop-easting-healthy-eating-holy-saturday-march-21/
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day
Lenten Retreat: Wichita, KS @ St Mary Church  | Wichita | Kansas | United States
“I Was in Prison and You Visited Me:Witnessing the Gospel in the Depths of Hell”. A Lenten retreat with Fr. Stephen Powley will be held at St. Mary’s. The retreat is free to the public. Fr. Stephen Powley has served in prison ministry for over 30 years, having the great privilege of being a spectator of many incredible events the God did in those prisons, some of which he has the honor to share with you! Fr. Stephen serves as Executive Director with Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM). OCPM assists men and women in prison with their spiritual journeys by providing study Bibles, correspondence studies, devotional books, prayer books and icons. The Correspondence Ministry of OCPM sends out hundreds of personal letters and cards each week. OCPM is also helping to establish and train Orthodox Prison Ministry teams throughout North America that go into prisons to provide Orthodox visits and[...]
Men’s Lenten Retreat:  Goldendale, WA @ St. John the Beloved Greek Orthodox Monastery   | Goldendale | Washington | United States
The Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John the Honorable Forerunner in Goldendale, Washington, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, invites you to a Lenten Retreat. Theme: “Lay Aside All Earthly Cares” Speaker: Fr. Gregory Horton (priest at Holy Myrrh-bearing Women Orthodox Church, Bonners Ferry, ID) !! Please send at least $20 registration by March 10 For more information: http://www.holymyrrhbearingwomen.org/flyers/Brochure2015.pdf  
Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat: SC @ Diakonia Retreat Center  | Salem | South Carolina | United States
Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat invites you to their 8th Annual Spiritual Retreat. Theme:  THE CHALLENGE OF GROWING SPIRITUALLY IN AMERICA TODAY Speaker: Panayiotis Papageorgiou. Third Session (Q&A): Fr. Panayiotis will address and discuss questions submitted by the ladies on spiritual and theological topics of interest to them. Registration: Want to register? Registration Deadline is March 15, 2015. Please print, fill out and return our 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat Registration Form. We look forward to seeing you all there! For more information:  /http://www.atlantametropolisphiloptochos.org/news-events/diakonia-spiritual-retreat-registration-2015
2015 Lenten Retreats These retreats are  sponsored by the National ACRY will take place on Saturday March 21 & Saturday March 28, 2015 in the Central, Eastern, and Western Regions of the Diocese. Central Regional Retreat – Saturday March 21, 2015, St Nicholas Orthodox Church, Homestead,PA Eastern Regional Retreat – Saturday March 28, 2015, Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Phoenixville, PA Western Regional Retreat – Saturday March 28, 2015, St. Alexis Orthodox Church, Battle Ground, IN More information contact:  http://www.acrod.org/news/events/2015-lenten-retreats?
Announcing: the 8th Annual Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of NY and DC,  hosted by St. Stephen the Protomartyr Antiochian Orthodox Church Women’s Group- www.ststephenchurch.net “Overcoming Worrying and Anxiety”, with Guest Speaker His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn, Diocese of New York and Washington D.C. and Assistant to the Metropolitan The Retreat will be followed by Great Vespers.  This event is free and open to all adults and teens.  Please RSVP by 3/10/2015. For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/8th-annual-lenten-retreat-march-21-2015
Church Music Institute: Trenton, NJ @ St. George Greek Orthodox Church | Trenton | New Jersey | United States
The Eastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians (EFGOCM) is sponsoring a Church Music Institute (CMI) .  CMI workshops are held throughout the United States to encourage church musicians to grow, develop, and fine tune their instrument, the voice, and their mind. This year the CMI has two purposes: to learn the meaning behind what we sing, and to use the voice as a proper instrument. The entire day will be dovetailed between theology and the actual singing of hymns, giving us a better understanding of what we sing during the Divine Liturgy and other important services, especially during the Lenten period. We welcome all singers or just anyone who would like to take this journey and learn about the faith through our beautiful hymns.  CLICK HERE FOR FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM For more information:  http://newjersey.churchmusic.goarch.org/news_and_events/church-music-institute.html
For more information: http://www.stparaskevi.org/
Speaker: Fr. David Hovik For more information: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/107310266/Website/Community/Communications/Sunday%20Bulletin/Sunday%20Bulletin.pdf
"Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Spring 2015 Genealogy Workshop: New Jersey @ Ukrainian Cultural Center  | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States
Join the Historical and Educational Center for its annual half-day Family History Group workshop. Join expert speakers Aleksandra Kacprzak and Michael Buryk on an exploration of Ukrainian-American history for genealogists and the history and archival resources for ethnic Ukrainians in Poland. Space is limited, so register early! For more information: https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=18
The 8th Annual Symposium of Orthodox Spirituality of our Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas will take place at the Laval University, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Symposium will be organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and the Ecumenical Center of Montreal. This year the Symposium will have the theme: “Gospel, Christian Faith and Institutions - past, present, future”. For more information: http://symposiumroaa.wix.com/index
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT: Dallas, TX @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Dallas | Texas | United States
St. Barbara Ladies Philoptochos Society presents: “Forgiveness, Transforming Wounds into Wisdom”. Event Speaker: Cynthia Kostas: Masters of Theological Studies, Holy Cross School of Theology. Lecturer in Orthodox and denominational Churches throughout the United States. Leads the non-profit Photophoros, a Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver. For more information: http://ntom.org/news/march-21-womens-lenten-retreat/
Diocesan Lenten Teen Retreat: Garrison, NY @ St. Basil Academy   | Garrison | New York | United States
The Annual Diocesan Lenten Teen Retreat for students in grades 7-12 will take place  Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY. The Academy has beautiful grounds, dormitory style rooms, a lovely chapel, and an indoor basketball court. Under the guidance and direction of Bishop Michael, participants will focus on “The Mystery of Prayer” centered around learning and discussing various ways prayer is used both within the life of the church and within personal life. Participants will also enjoy fellowship, education, and spiritual enrichment with one another. There is no charge to participate in this three-day retreat. Adult participants are encouraged to attend and serve as chaperones. read more > REGISTRATION >         For more information: http://nynjoca.org/
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ukrainian Pysanka Workshop: New Jersey @ Ukrainian Cultural Center  | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States
During the period of Lent preceding Pascha, or Easter, Ukrainians write pysanky, or decorate eggs, using ancient symbols to imbue the egg with magical powers and ward away evil spirits. Join us at the Center to continue this age-old tradition as we get ready to welcome spring. The workshop is open to adults and children 12 and older. Materials are included in registration fee, but you will need to bring 3 or 4 eggs (raw or blown), paper towels, and a #2 pencil.
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Lenten Vespers: Westland, MI @  St. John Climacus, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church | Westland | Michigan | United States
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will hold its fourth in its series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The service will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will sing the responses during the service. The homilist will be the Rev. Stratton Dorozenski, pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Troy. The remaining service in the series will be held March 29, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at the Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, 31500 Ryan Road, Warren. Members of the public are invited to attend the services.
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day
LENTEN PILGRIMAGE: Ocala, FL @ Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery | Williston | Florida | United States
In celebration of the Annuciation feastday our Saint Mark family is planning an overnight lenten pilgrimage to the Ocala monastery. Time is running out, so make sure to RSVP asap. For more information: www.saintmarkboca.net/  
18th Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat: San Francisco, CA @ St. John the Baptist Cathedral   | San Francisco | California | United States
Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America invites you to their 18th Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat. Theme: “Opening the Door of our Heart to the Theotokos: Meeting her and Letting her into our Lives” Speaker: Protinica Victoria Trbuhovich For more information: http://westsrbdio.org/images/Christian_Education/KSS_Lenten_Retreat_Flyer__Registration_Form.pdf
Diocesan Antiochian Women’s Retreat in Southern California @ Camp St. Nicholas  | Frazier Park | California | United States
Retreat Speaker:  V. Rev. John Finley Theme: “Delight Thou in the Robe of my Soul: Entering into Holy Week” Flyer, Schedule and Scholarship Form For more information:   http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_150113_3.html
13th Annual UOL Lenten Retreat: Bethlehem, PA @ St. Francis Center For Renewal | Bethlehem | Pennsylvania | United States
“Let My Prayer Arise” Lenten Retreat. The Retreat will focus on prayer. Learn more about our faith! Get rejuvenated during Great Lent! Meet fellow Orthodox Christians. Open to Adults and Adolescents. Speakers include:Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha, and Fr. Anthony Perkins For more information: http://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/news.html
Diocesan Youth Retreat: Phoenixville, PA @ Holy Ghost Orthodox Church | Phoenixville | Pennsylvania | United States
Theme: “Vice vs. Virtue” Speaker: Fr. William George For more information:  http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/2015%20EASTERN%20LENTEN%20RETREAT-FINAL%20VERSION.pdf    or http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/LentenREtreatPosterLetter-Final-2.pdf
Huffington Ecumenical Institute Symposium: Los Angeles, CA @ Loyola Marymount University ,Ahmanson Auditorium (UH 1000) | Los Angeles | California | United States
Theme: “Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue After Vatican II: Examining the Issues” Speakers: Monsignor Paul McPartlan (School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America) & Deacon Paul Gavrilyuk (Aquinas Professor of Philosophy and Theology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN) One of the most significant teachings promulgated by the council fathers was Unitatis Redintegratio, the Decree on Ecumenism. This teaching honored the venerable traditions of the Eastern Churches and expressed hope for the reunion of East and West. The recent meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew has reinvigorated hope for unity between the churches. For more information: http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/ecumenical/futureevents/orthodox-catholicdialogueaftervaticanii/
Theme: “Confronting & Controlling our Thoughts” Speaker: Bishop Gregory For more information: http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/2015%20EASTERN%20LENTEN%20RETREAT-FINAL%20VERSION.pdf     or http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/LentenREtreatPosterLetter-Final-2.pdf
Theme: “What Would our Lord do? – Living a Christ-like Life” Speaker: Protodeacon Gregory Benc For more information: http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/2015%20EASTERN%20LENTEN%20RETREAT-FINAL%20VERSION.pdf     or http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/LentenREtreatPosterLetter-Final-2.pdf
Theme: “The Bible: An Orthodox Perspective” Speaker: Fr. Silviu N. Bunta The Orthodox Churches of Greater Flint Assumption (Greek) 2245 Baldwin Road  Grand Blanc, MI 48439  810-771-4611 St. George (Antiochian) 5191 Lennon Road  Flint, MI 48507  810-732-0720 St. Mary Magdalene (OCA) 2439 South Long Lake Road  Fenton, MI 48430  810-750-1701 St. Nicholas (OCA) 2143 South Center Road  Burton, MI 48519  810-744-0070 Great Vespers (Confessions before after Vespers),Light Lenten Meal (free will offering), Presentation followed by Q & A   For more information: http://saintnicholasburton.org/files/Lenten-Talk-2015.pdf)
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches  Lenten Vespers: Warren, MI @ Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian  Orthodox Church | Warren | Michigan | United States
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will hold the fifth and final service in its series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt. The service will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will sing the responses during the service. The homilist will be the Very Rev. John Fenton, Holy Incarnation Antiochian Orthodox Church, Lincoln Park. Members of the public are invited to attend the service. For further information,  http://www.coccdetroit.com.