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Apr
1
Sat
2017
2017 St. Mary’s Fellowship Annual Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat: Brooklyn, NY
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Slow To Anger: Anger is a very powerful emotion. Everyone deals with anger differently. We are all affected by it personally, and especially now, globally. In James 1: 19-20, we are taught My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

Join us as we explore the dynamics of this topic presented by father/daughter team Dr. John Dalack & Khouriyee Laila Ellias

Featuring Teen Breakout Session- “We are all Prodigal Sons and Daughters: Spiritual Direction for Teens and Young Adults.” Presented by Fr. Michael Ellias

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-st-marys-fellowship-annual-pan-orthodox-lenten-retreat-tickets-30994579622

Apr
2
Sun
2017
Syrian Relief Dinner and Prayer Service: Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Syrian Relief Dinner and Prayer Service: Pittsburgh, PA @ St nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Net proceeds will benefit IOCC’s Syrian Relief Fund.  Led by our Beloved Heirarchs.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
Lecture: NY
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture: NY @ Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus | O’Hare Special Collections Room | Walsh Library 4th Floor |  | New York | United States

“A Syriac Non-Orthodox View of Seventh-Century Events in the Near East”: Lecture by Muriel Debié,
Professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies. She is a world-renowned expert in Syriac Studies, and particularly of Syriac historiography.

Syriac non-orthodox literature offers a different view of the seventh century from the one presented by Byzantine Orthodox and Islamic sources. Questioning the Sasanid and then Arab “conquests” as well as the “canonized” periodization, this lecture will share how the perspective of the seventh century offered by Syriac texts adds a different understanding of what we still perceive today as a turning point in the history of the region and the world.

This lecture is part of the Syriac Studies Series of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, with additional support provided by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theology of Fordham University.

Light refreshments provided.  Registration requested: fordham.edu/orthodoxy

Lecture: Cambridge, MA
Apr 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Lecture: Cambridge, MA @ Harvard Faculty Club Address:  | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

“Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Byzantium”. Alicia Walker explores how Byzantine women’s bodies were put in dialogue with visual and textual portrayals of pagan goddesses and heroines, and how these practices changed in fundamental ways from the early to middle Byzantine eras.

For more information: https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/christian-bodies-pagan-images

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Orthodoxy on Tap for Young Adults: Seattle, WA
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm
Orthodoxy on Tap for Young Adults: Seattle, WA @ St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church: | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us at Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Wednesday, April 5th & 26th
 Orthodoxy on Tap if for all college students and young adults. This ministry is a chance for us to meet and talk about our faith in a social environment. Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of the each month.  During Lent we are attending Pre-Sancitified Liturgy followed by a Lenten Pot-Luck and discussion.  Liturgy begins at 6:30 pm.  Please join us!
Please RSVP if you can attend, contact Lefteris Sitaras
Apr
7
Fri
2017
STUDYING EAST OF BYZANTIUM II WORKSHOP: Cambridge, MA
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
STUDYING EAST OF BYZANTIUM II WORKSHOP: Cambridge, MA @ Harvard Faculty Club  | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

Topic: EAST SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY IN THE MONGOL EMPIRE
Speaker: Mark Dickens, University of Alberta

A workshop for students focusing on East Syriac Christianity in the Mongol Empire. Seating is limited. Registration is required. A short group of pre-assigned readings will be circulated at least one week prior to the workshop. Participants are expected to complete the readings before the workshop.  For more information: 
  https://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/east-syriac-christianity-in-the-mongol-empire/

 

Apr
17
Mon
2017
Slava Banquet: Canton, OH
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Slava Banquet: Canton, OH @ St. George’s Events Center | North Canton | Ohio | United States

His Grace Irinej, bishop of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, will celebrate the “Slava” (Patron’s Saint’s Day) of St. George’s Serbian Orthodox Church, North Canton, OH. The celebration is being hosted by the parish  and is being coordinated by the parish rector, Priest Aleksa Pavichevich, with the blessing of Bishop Irinej. Proceeds from the Slava will benefit St. Vladimir’s Seminary, the alma mater of both Bishop Irinej and Fr. Aleksa.

The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m., with performances by the Gracinica Folklore Society Dancers and violinists Cornel and Anna Zotta. Both His Grace and Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be offering brief remarks during the banquet.

RSVP by April 23, 2017

For more information: www.svots.edu

Apr
21
Fri
2017
The Black Sea Networks Initiative, Schedule of Events
Apr 21 – Sep 1 all-day

A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.

An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.

A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.

A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.

Columbia University Slavic Department: http://blackseanetworks.org/about.html

Apr
22
Sat
2017
2017 St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage: Bound Brook, NJ
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
THE FEAST OF OUR LADY, QUEEN OF THE ANGELS BRIGHT SATURDAY: Alhambra, CA
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
THE FEAST OF OUR LADY, QUEEN OF THE ANGELS BRIGHT SATURDAY: Alhambra, CA @ SAINT STEVEN’S SERBIAN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL | Alhambra | California | United States

THE FEAST OF OUR LADY, QUEEN OF THE ANGELS BRIGHT SATURDAY: PAN-ORTHODOX CELEBRATION.
Responses sung by POYAC, Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Choir of Greater Los Angeles. Reception following the Services. Join us for the AKOLOUTHIA of our Sovereign Lady the Mother of God Queen of the Angels (Los Angeles).
For more information: http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/Bright%20Saturday%20Flyer.pdf

IOCC Big Fat Greek Wedding Fundraiser: Parkville, MD
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
28
Fri
2017
FOCA 2017 National Basketball Tournament: Weirton, V
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

Hosted by the Weirton Orthodox Christian Fellowship, FOCA Chapter #58. The Tournament will be a Tristate affair. Almost Heaven West Virginia is where you will find your accommodations at the Holiday Inn, Weirton; and the Divine Services will be held at St. Nicholas Church in Weirton, West Virginia. The games will be played across the Ohio River at Steubenville Big Red High School. Finally, the banquet and dance will be held across the border at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Pennsylvania.

For more information: http://www.orthodoxfellowship.org/basketball.html

We are the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America, an official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and our mission is to proclaim, share and reveal our Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship and example.

YES Chicago!
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day
YES Chicago! @ All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church   | Chicago | Illinois | United States

A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Chicago, IL.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights at:  All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church.  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, April 30th.

For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/

YES: Boston, MA
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
YES: Boston, MA @ St. Mary Orthodox Church | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Boston, MA.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights.The service learning weekend will come to a close at 2pm on Sunday, April 30th.

For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/

 

May
1
Mon
2017
Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred: New York City
May 1 – May 4 all-day

This is an International conference presented by the Sacred Arts Initiative and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University.

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University is pleased to host the academic sessions of this international and interdisciplinary conference, bringing together scholars from diverse fields (music, theology, sacred acoustics/sound studies, architecture, religious studies, philosophy, et al.), as well as artists experienced in the performance and recording of Pärt’s music, to create a unique forum for the exchange of ideas, research, practices and creativity on the topics of sound and the sacred.

For more information: https://www.fordham.edu/info/26329/2016-17_events

May
3
Wed
2017
CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture: Los Angeles, CA
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

How do human beings think about, talk about and prepare for contingency? How do we think about futurity – events to come, good or ill? In this talk, CMRS (UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Karla Mallette (Department of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Michigan) looks to the Muslim-Christian borderlands of the medieval Mediterranean in search of the emergence of the modern concept of risk.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Italian. For more information: cmrs.ucla.edu

 

May
5
Fri
2017
2017 Pani’s Retreat: PA
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 7 @ 12:30 pm
YES: Anchorage, AK
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 7 @ 2:00 pm
YES: Anchorage, AK @ t. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral  | Anchorage | Alaska | United States

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Anchorage, AK.

WHO?        13 years old through College Students

WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights. at    S  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        A registration gift of $165 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.

For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/

                                               

YES: Grand Rapids, MI
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 7 @ 2:00 pm
YES: Grand Rapids, MI @ St. George Orthodox Church | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Grand Rapids, MI.

WHO?        13 years old- College Students

WHERE?  We will meet at 5pm on Friday, May 5th, and stay Friday and Saturday nights. The service learning weekend will come to a close after Liturgy on Sunday.

For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/

May
6
Sat
2017
California Medieval History Seminar: San Marino, CA
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The spring session of California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance and come prepared to discuss them. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. To be added to the announcement list contact us.

Advance registration is required — write to cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu to register.    More information about the seminar is at cmrs.ucla.edu/seminars

May
8
Mon
2017
Mission Trip to Zambia
May 8 – May 24 all-day

Mission trip to Zambia is open to undergraduate and graduate university students. The trip is led by Fr. Jerome Maximous (St. Mary & St. George – Tallahassee, FL). Number of attendees is limited to 20 people.

Departure: Leave the U.S. on May 8, arriving to Zambia on May 10

Return: Leave Zambia on May 22, arriving to the U.S. on May 24

Register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zo4S3ioTd-aH-VHKmOQ9c-PadX0hpWauMMDPG8Dok4w/

For more information: http://media.wix.com/ugd/b96803_256cdaaeb2794b14a2b308dd2b8c60c1.pdf

Orthodox Heritage of Romania Tour and Pilgrimage
May 8 – May 20 all-day
Orthodox Heritage of Romania Tour and Pilgrimage @ Romania

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SUS YOUTH MISSION TRIP to Zambia
May 8 – May 22 all-day
Under the Guidance and Leadership of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States.This mission trip to Zambia is open to undergraduate and graduate university students. The trip is led by Fr. Jerome Maximous (St. Mary & St. George – Tallahassee, FL). For questions: http://frjeromemaximous.wixsite.com/zambiamission/trip-info

Trip Date:

  • May 8-22, 2017

May
11
Thu
2017
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Kalamazoo, MI
May 11 – May 14 all-day
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Kalamazoo, MI @  Medieval Institute Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States

Session 1 Title: Material Histories of Exchange I: Representations of Cross-Cultural Dress in Byzantium and Beyond (Session 246) Session Date: May 12, 2017 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM) Session 2 Title: Material Histories of Exchange II: Transmission of Dress and Ornament in Byzantium and Beyond (Session 305) Session Date: May 12, 2017 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM)

For more information:  https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/52nd-international-congress-on-medieval-studies

52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: MI
May 11 – May 14 all-day
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: MI @  Medieval Institute Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States
Session 1 Title: Material Histories of Exchange I: Representations of Cross-Cultural Dress in Byzantium and Beyond (Session 246) Session Date: May 12, 2017 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM) Session 2 Title: Material Histories of Exchange II: Transmission of Dress and Ornament in Byzantium and Beyond (Session 305) Session Date: May 12, 2017 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM).

 

May
13
Sat
2017
Raphael House Gala: San Francisco, CA
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – May 14 @ 2:00 am
Raphael House Gala: San Francisco, CA @ Palace Hotel  | San Francisco | California | United States

Join us as we celebrate 45 years of helping Bay Area families!

Come celebrate Raphael House’s 45th year of supporting homeless families in San Francisco, as we eat, drink, and revel in the beautiful ambiance of the Palace Hotel! Enjoy specialty cocktails, delicious wines, exclusive auction packages, a fabulous 3-course meal, and dancing the night away under the emerald lights of our theme “There’s No Place like Home.” All funds raised support our family shelter and the comprehensive programs that help us transform the lives of parents and children in San Francisco!

For more information: http://www.raphaelhouse.org/events/one-home-many-hearts-gala-2016/

May
19
Fri
2017
A Concert to Benefit IOCC’s Work in Greece:New Rochelle, NY
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A Concert to Benefit IOCC’s Work in Greece:New Rochelle, NY @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | New Rochelle | New York | United States

Invocations of Spirit: A Concert to Benefit IOCC’s Work in Greece with acclaimed pianist Eleni Traganas and special guest Olga Xanthopoulou, Soprano, In a program of music by Chopin • Granados • Rachmaninoff • Scriabin • Traganas.  Net proceeds will benefit IOCC’s programs in Greece

For more information: https://www.iocc.org/events/invocations-spirit-new-rochelle-ny

May
20
Sat
2017
2017 Diocesan Camp Alumni Reunion: PA
May 20 all-day
2017 Diocesan Camp Alumni Reunion: PA @ Camp Nazareth | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States

CAMP NAZARETH CELEBRATING 40 YEARS.  SAVE THE DATE

For more information: http://www.acrod.org/organizations/senioracry/acryn-e/local-acry-news

From the Vault-Icons of Ethiopia: Clinton, MA
May 20 – Aug 13 all-day
From the Vault-Icons of Ethiopia: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons  | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

The lands of Ethiopia have an ancient and storied history that is explored in this pop-up exhibit. It is the fabled Land of Punt–God’s Land, and the kingdom of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Orthodoxy spread to Ethiopia through the Coptic Church of Egypt, and throughout the centuries they developed their own traditions and a unique style of iconography that uses a bright but limited color palette.

Members Only Opening: Thursday, May 1, 7:00-9:00PM, Free for members and their guests.
Please RSVP by May 12 to (978) 598-5000 x121. Enjoy a preview of this mini-exhibit along with Ethiopian coffee and chocolate from Clinton’s own Coffeelands Café. Artist Amy Fagin of 20th Century Illuminations will present a travelogue of her multiple trips to Ethiopia, with a focus on the amazing history of manuscript illumination, an important art form in Ethiopian culture.

Not a member? Visit our Support page or call 978.598.5000 x121 today! For more information:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

 

 

 

 

May
25
Thu
2017
Krista Tippett: “The Mystery and Art of Living” Lecture: Scarsdale, NY
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Krista Tippett: “The Mystery and Art of Living” Lecture: Scarsdale, NY @ St. Vladimir’s Seminary Campus  | Yonkers | New York | United States

The Seminary will host author and syndicated radio host Krista Tippett for a public lecture that will bring out her own experience in seeking and finding spiritual wisdom in unexpected places, most notably through the core value of beauty.

Ms. Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. In 2014 she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of every background to join her conversation about faith, ethics, and moral wisdom.”

Before her lecture, Ms. Tippett will speak to the seminary community about intentional engagement with the wider public on spiritual and religious themes.

Register now, as space is limited.

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